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French A Level at WQE

Course description

The syllabus extends naturally from the skills developed at GCSE, but with more emphasis on grammar. Equal stress is placed on listening, reading, speaking and writing, together with discovery of contemporary culture and society through the study of selected topics.

Aspects of French-speaking society:
• Family
• Cyber-society
• Volunteering

Artistic culture in the French-speaking world:
• A culture proud of its heritage
• Contemporary French-speaking music
• Cinema

Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
• Positive aspects of a diverse society
• What life for the socially excluded?
• How criminals are treated

Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world:
• Teenagers, right to vote and political commitment
• Demonstrations and strikes – Who has the power?
• Politics and immigration

Study of a French novel

Study of a French film

Course content

The syllabus extends naturally from the skills developed at GCSE, but with more emphasis on grammar. Equal stress is placed on listening, reading, speaking and writing, together with discovery of contemporary culture and society through the study of selected topics.

Aspects of French-speaking society:
• Family
• Cyber-society
• Volunteering

Artistic culture in the French-speaking world:
• A culture proud of its heritage
• Contemporary French-speaking music
• Cinema

Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
• Positive aspects of a diverse society
• What life for the socially excluded?
• How criminals are treated

Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world:
• Teenagers, right to vote and political commitment
• Demonstrations and strikes – Who has the power?
• Politics and immigration

Study of a French novel

Study of a French film

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see over), this course also normally requires students to have achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language and grade 6 or above in GCSE French (both higher tier).

Assessment

In common with all other new A-level specifications, the new French A-level is linear with all exams being taken at the end of the second year.

Paper 1 - (50% A-Level) - Listening, Reading & Writing (Summary & Translation into both languages included)

Paper 2 - (20% A -Level) – Writing (Film & Book)

Paper 3 - (30% A-Level) – Speaking (Stimulus Card & Individual Project)

Future opportunities

Students will be well prepared to use French for practical communication and to continue their studies in higher education. At university French may be combined with another language, a host of other subjects or studied on its own.

Further information

For further information please visit our website www.wqe.ac.uk or see our prospectus

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: 13 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Web url: www.wqe.ac.uk

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