French at Holyhead
Are you a linguist in the making? Are you good with words? Do you get a thrill out of being able to communicate with others in a language other than English? Being willing to have a go at speaking is a brilliant place to start. The AS Level French course builds on skills you have developed in your GCSE.
A Level French helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in French and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.
To succeed in this course you need to be committed, enthusiastic, well organised, curious, creative, adventurous.
Units 1 & 2: Topics below are examined in both units 1 and 2:
Relations in the family
A minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths
Grade B GCSE in French
Unit 1 - Listening, Reading and Writing paper, based on topics studied. The listening section is worth 35 marks, three 10 mark questions and one 5 mark question; the reading and writing section is worth 40 marks, three 8 mark questions, one 10 mark and one 6 mark question and the essay is worth 35 marks
Unit 2 - Speaking, again based on topics studied. The speaking unit is worth 50 marks, which represent 30% of the overall AS-level mark and forms 15% of the A2.
There are opportunities to attend Master classes and 'Taster Days' at some of the local universities, trips to the cinema and theatre, Univeristy French Days, trip to France, French conferences.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holyhead directly.