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French A Level at St Anne's Catholic High School for Girls

Course description

The A Level Course builds on the skills gained at GCSE, further developing competence in speaking, listening, reading and writing. with a focus on French culture and society. It fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity.

In the first year, aspects of French-speaking society are studied, such as changes in family structure, education, and the world of work. The artistic life of Frenchspeaking countries is studied through music , the media and festivals and traditions.

In the second year students explore social issues, including immigration and a multicultural French society and the rise of the extreme right. Students also study the historical period of the Occupation and the Resistance Movement.

Students will study one film or literary text in the first year, and an additional one in the second year.

Entry requirements

3 A* - B grades at GCSE including GCSE French

Future opportunities

These days, there are many opportunities to travel or work overseas, UK companies increasingly have business links with Europe and many European firms have bases in Britain. Employers are looking for people with languages or with the good communication skills developed through learning a language. There are numerous courses available at Universities involving the study of a foreign language on its own, or in combination with subjects such as Law, Business Studies, Economics and Marketing.

What Careers might be open to me?
Language Teaching ~ Interpreting and Translation ~ Tourism and Travel Hospitality and Catering - Journalism ~ Industry and Commerce ~ Banking ~ Law, Insurance, Accountancy Scientific and Technical Translation - The Civil Service ~ Medicine ~ Charities Marketing

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Anne's Catholic High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2017
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