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A Level French at Townsend CofE School

Course description

COURSE CONTENTAt AS level, you will study topics covered at GCSE in more detail and students will have the opportunity to extend their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the study of materials related to contemporary France and Francophone countries. Topics included are the family, leisure, education, the media, the environment, immigration and multiculturalism.At A2 level, students continue to develop their competence in language and explore further social, cultural and political issues. In addition, a literary text or topic may be studied.LEARNING METHODS AND ASSESSMENTGrammar is taught both on its own and through language topics. The topics are presented and explored through spoken and written texts and exercises leading to discussion and written assignments. In the oral exam, students will research and present a topic of their choice from the listed modules. Literature, if studied, is analysed in class through essays written in French.EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTSYou will be expected to work hard and keep to deadlines. Students should have an interest in one of the French speaking countries and/or be informed about its history, culture and current events.Students should preferably have also made a visit to the country concerned and may have the opportunity to take part in a work experience programme in France.Students must attend conversation lessons, as well as have the self-discipline to learn vocabulary and master French grammar.

Entry requirements

Six or more GCSE grades at A*-C including English Language.Average GCSE point score 5.0 or above.Grade B or above at GCSE French, including a B grade in the reading and writing exams.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Townsend CofE School directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years