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French at Knutsford Academy

Course description

This specification for AS and A level French is designed to encourage students to:· develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning· develop understanding of French in a variety of contexts and genres
· communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in French for a range of purposes
· develop an awareness and understanding of contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where French is spoken
· consider their study of French in a broader context.
This specification is designed to encourage students to:
· derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning· acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment· communicate with speakers in the French language· take their place in a multilingual global society.
Course Content
The AS course focuses on 2 main themes:
Leisure and Lifestyles, including travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living (health and nutrition; diet and exercise; unhealthy living e.g. drugs, smoking, alcohol)
The Individual and Society, including relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions and trends), education, vocational training and future careers. The A2 course builds on the knowledge developed at AS and develops additional themes:
Environmental Issues, including technology pollution, global warming, transport, energy, nuclear energy, renewable energies, conservation, recycling, sustainability.
Social and Political Issues, including the role of the media, racism, immigration, social exclusion and integration, terrorism, world of work (employment, commerce, globalization)
Students will learn how to discuss and write about these topics using relevant language structures and extended vocabulary taught as part of the courseCandidates transform two literary works into different genres which will be chosen from a wider reading list. Candidates will produce a coursework folder that includes the transformed texts and associated commentary

Entry requirements

5 A-C grades at GCSE with B preferable in subject of study.5 A-C grades with B preferable in subject of study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Knutsford Academy directly.

Last updated date: 27 May 2014

Key information

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