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French at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

Students will study technological and social change, looking at diversity and the benefits it brings.  They will study highlights of French-speaking artistic culture,  ncluding francophone music and cinema, and learn about political engagement and who wields political power in the French-speaking world.


Course content

Students also explore the influence of the past on present-day French-speaking communities.  Students will develop their ability to interact effectively with users of the language through engaging with authentic spoken and written sources in French.  These include online media, intellectually stimulating texts, films and other materials.

They will develop transferrable skills such as autonomy, resourcefulness, creativity and critical thinking.

Throughout their studies, students will learn the language in the context of French-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them.

Students will study texts and films and have the opportunity to carry out independent research on a topic of personal interest, relating to a country or countries where French is spoken.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements to study Level 3 qualifications at Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 or above in both English (Language or Literature) and Maths and in 3 other GCSE subject plus an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.

Subject Specific Criteria:

Grade 6 or above in GCSE French and an APS 4.75 or above. Students will be also
interviewed by a language teacher in French and English. They will need to demonstrate a keen and active interest in the culture and current affairs of the country as well as strong
linguistic skills.

Future opportunities

There are many university courses and career paths available to A Level French students, such as Translation Studies, Literature and Journalism.  Language Studies and Linguistics courses develop many key skills useful in the workplace.

Further information

Links to courses in Drama, Business Studies, Spanish and English Literature




How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 September 2018
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