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French A Level at The Sandon School

Course description

This course will appeal to students who:
- are good at languages
- are interested in communication
- enjoy learning about other cultures and ways of life.
- are interested in the business world, in travel or tourism.
The course also helps students develop a number of skills, including: Developing and building on skills learned at GCSE, gaining an insight into another culture and society, communicating facts and ideas in both speech and writing and learning to understand a huge variety of written and spoken sources.

Course content

Unit 1 Spoken expression and response in French
Unit 2 Understanding and written response in French: listening, reading and writing. Topics covered: youth and concerns, lifestyle (health and fitness), the world around us (travel, tourism) and education and employment

Unit 3 Understanding and Spoken response in French
Unit 4 Research, Understanding and Written response in French

Topics covered: youth and concerns, lifestyle (health and fitness), the world around us (travel, tourism), education and employment and cultural topics (history, geography, literature)

Entry requirements

You will be expected to have achieved grade B in GCSE French and to have sufficient linguistic ability to meet the demands of the course.

Future opportunities

Students could take this course to complement other advanced level course or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in French, which could lead onto higher education in French, Languages or more general higher education courses. With further training, they could go into a job related to French or Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, or you may wish to use your French to study or work over in France. An ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market. Knowledge of French opens the doors of French companies in France and other French-speaking parts of the world. As the world’s fifth biggest economy and number-three destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner. Students could combine French at university with other subjects such as Business Management Law, Business Studies, Accounting, Journalism, Media Studies and many other subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sandon School directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015

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