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AS and A2 level: French at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

Why study French? With the increasing influence of Europe on our lives, it is becoming increasingly important to be able to communicate in more than one language. Learning a foreign language creates opportunities to gain a greater understanding of other cultures, to broaden horizons and to acquire essential communication skills. Languages can be combined successfully with any other subject. Your studies will be both academically challenging and an important first step into the international world of work. They incorporate a wide range of enrichment opportunities such as work experience opportunities in the country of study, cinema trips, one-to-one sessions with a native speaker, and a study visit to the country in question through an exchange programme. What will I study? You will be studying your chosen language in a wide range of general topic areas such as youth culture and concerns, lifestyle – health and fitness, travel, tourism, environmental issues, education and employment as well as customs and traditions, national and international events, literature and the arts. How will I study? In addition to gaining a thorough knowledge of grammatical structures and concepts, students will be taught in a wide range of situations through a variety of teaching and learning styles. The department subscribes to many on-line resources and students will find these an invaluable research tool. We have native speaking language assistants who work closely with sixth formers. There will be an opportunity to take part in work experience.

Entry requirements

C in English required. C in Maths preferred. B in French required.

Future opportunities

Progression. Since French is a world language it is very useful in its own right whether in business or work overseas but having a language A level is very impressive and will set you apart from many other students when competing for university and/or a wide variety of careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year