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A Level French at The King's Academy

Course description

The course aims to equip each student with highly developed linguistic skills which will enable them to understand and communicate in French at an advanced level. All four linguistic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) are tested throughout the course and strong emphasis is placed on grammatical accuracy.

Content of course

The course is based upon a number of topics which are firmly rooted in the culture of the target language country. The subjects studied include areas such as the media, the arts, social issues, technology, education and the environment.

How you will be assessed

AS Level Unit 1 - Listening, Reading and Writing (70% of the total AS marks, 35% of the total A Level marks)

Students are presented with extended listening and reading texts and are required to produce a mixture of nonverbal and written answers in French about Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living/Lifestyle and Family/Relationships, as well as an essay in French on one of the four topics studied.

Unit 2 Speaking (30% of the total AS marks, 15% of the total A Level marks)

  • Stimulus material
  • Conversation

    A2 Unit 3 Listening, Reading and Writing (35% of the total A Level marks)

    Students are presented with extended listening and reading texts about the Environment, the Multicultural Society and Contemporary Social Issues and are required to produce a mixture of non-verbal and written answers in French and English. They must also write an essay in French on a cultural topic.

    Unit 4 Speaking (15% of the total A Level marks)  Presenting and defending a point of view  Conversation

  • Entry requirements

    At least a grade A at GCSE.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King's Academy directly.

    Last updated date: 06 August 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years

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