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French AS and A Level at York College

Course description

 Year 1:

Aspects of French speaking society: Current trends

•    The changing nature of the family
•    Cyber society
•    The place of voluntary work

Artistic Culture in the French speaking world

•    A culture proud of its heritage
•    Contemporary francophone music
•    Cinema: the 7th art form

 Students will also study a French language film in the first year.
 

Year 2:

 Aspects of French speaking society: Current trends

•    Positive features of a diverse society
•    Life for the marginalised
•    How criminals are treated

 Aspects of political life in the French speaking world

•    Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment
•    Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?
•    Politics and immigration

Students will also study a French language film and literary work in the second year. You will have a lesson with the French assistant each week, and you will be encouraged to spend some time in a French-speaking country during the course.

Entry requirements

 A minimum of 2 grade Bs and 4 grade Cs at GCSE including GCSE English Language (grade 4). GCSE grade B or above in French is required.

 An A Level qualification in French is a valuable part of any subject combination. You can develop your linguistic skills to a high level and build up an awareness of a range of topical issues.

Assessment

Year 1 exams

Paper 1: listening, reading, writing – 40% of Year 1
Paper 2: writing – 30% of Year 1
Paper 3: speaking – 30% of Year 1
 

Year 2 exams

Paper 1: listening, reading, writing – 40% of Year 2
Paper 2: writing – 30% of Year 2
Paper 3: speaking – 30% of Year 2

Future opportunities

 Many students go on to a language related degree course. There are many degree courses offering courses including language study. Possible careers include teaching, translation, journalism, publishing, and work in the tourism or financial sectors.

Further information

 Students can combine French successfully with the full range of A Levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact York College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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