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French A Level at Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy

Course description

By studying AS and/or A2 level French, you will not only extend your listening, speaking, reading and writing
skills developed at GCSE, but also acquire an understanding of the contemporary culture of the countries
where the languages are spoken through the study of topic areas. You will also greatly improve your job /
university prospects too.
The Course
Based on four main topic areas, all 4 skills are developed during the AS course. Texts are read, a variety of
spoken sources listened to or viewed, topics are discussed and language and grammar skills are improved.
Time is spent with the Language Assistant each week to encourage and improve spoken French.
The 4 Topics
Media: Television; advertising; communication technology.
Popular Culture: Cinema; music; fashion & trends.
Healthy Living / Lifestyle: Sport & exercise; health & well-being; holidays.
Family & Relationships: Relationships within the family; friendships; marriage & partnerships.
Examinations
There are two mandatory A/S units, which form 50% of a full A Level.
Unit 1 is a written paper testing listening, reading and writing skills. It represents 70% of A/S marks, (35% of A
Level).
Unit 2 is a speaking test, with a prompted discussion and general topic discussion. It represents 30% of A/S
marks (15% of ALevel).
French A2
There are two further units (Unit 3 Listening, Reading & Writing 35%, Unit 4 Speaking 15%)
At A2 three topics are studied plus two cultural topics. The three topics are:
The Environment; the Multicultural Society; Contemporary Social Issues.
The two cultural topics could include:
Study of a French-speaking poet, artist, musician, author or film director and a period of French history or a
French-speaking region.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirement for entry to the Sixth form is 5 GCSEs at Grades A* to C including English and Mathematics. In addition a GCSE B grade or above in French. Sound language skills are required.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kesteven and Sleaford High School Selective Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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