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French A2 level at Gosford Hill School

Course description

The course will help you to develop your general study skills, but most of all you will learn to communicate at a higher level in French. You will also learn much more about a wide range of aspects of French society. Students must decide in Y12 whether they wish to take AS French (a 1 year course) or A Level French (a 2 year course) as students are only able to take exams at the end of the course they have chosen.

You will be actively involved in your AS/ A Level lessons with: watching news, listening to news reports and completing on-line exercises, using games to consolidate grammar, interviews, reading articles from magazines and newspapers, presenting and defending arguments. You will learn all the appropriate structures and expressions to enable you to manipulate the language in order to produce structured essays and complete accurate translations.

Course content

In the A Level course you will also study social issues and trends, political and artistic culture and grammar. You will also have the opportunity to study a book and film in French. All exams will take place in May/ June 2018.

Paper 1 (Listening, Reading and Writing) 40% of A Level course

Paper 2 (Writing) 30% of A Level course

Paper 3 (Speaking) 30% of A Level course

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C in French.

Assessment

You will be actively involved in your AS/ A Level lessons with: watching news, listening to news reports and completing on-line exercises, using games to consolidate grammar, interviews, reading articles from magazines and newspapers, presenting and defending arguments. You will learn all the appropriate structures and expressions to enable you to manipulate the language in order to produce structured essays and complete accurate translations.

Future opportunities

Studying French post-16 improves access to a variety of exciting career opportunities. In addition to the traditional language-based careers of travel, tourism, journalism, teaching, interpreting, and translating. Using French is an essential secondary skill for jobs in areas such as retail, business consultancy, science, engineering, marketing, law, accountancy, banking, transport, public relations and secretarial work. A language is also increasingly required as part of many university degree courses. As well as improving employability, studying French also allows you to understand certain aspects of the people, country and culture in fascinating depth.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gosford Hill School directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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