A Level French at Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School
Topics studied include: Relationships, Family, The Generations, Youth Concerns; Education, Training and Employment; Food, Diet and Health; Social Issues; The Media; The Arts; Religion; The Environment and Pollution.
At A2, students will be studying a piece of literature or a film.
Grade A or above at GCSE. Candidates who obtain a Grade B may be considered depending on their performance in the listening and speaking components of the GCSE exam.
Unit 1 : Spoken expression and response: 15 minutes given to prepare a stimulus for an oral examination in French which include 2 standard questions followed by a variety of questions based on a topic chosen by the student. (15%)
Unit 2 : Understanding and spoken response: A mix of listening and reading tasks of authentic materials based on the AS topics followed by a section with continuous writing. (35%)
Unit 3 : Understanding and spoken response: A debate on a prepared issue and a further discussion of at least three further topic areas. (17.5%)
Unit 4 : Research, understanding and written response: A variety of tasks including a prose style translation, an essay (discursive or creative) research-based task. (32.5%)
Students are expected to follow an independent listening and reading programme that compliments the work covered in lessons. All areas of French grammar are covered from scratch and students regularly watch and analyse the French news. In Year 12, students are encouraged to take part in the one week work experience programme to France. Students have found this element of the course very beneficial.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School directly.