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French A2 at Swinton Academy

Course description

The study of A Level French will allow you to develop the knowledge and skills which you acquired at GCSE level and to experience the motivation and enjoyment of improving your linguistic level. It will help you to gain a useful insight into another culture. It will enhance your employment prospects and make foreign travel more satisfying. The topics studied at AS Level are: MEDIA - TV, advertising and communication technology POPULAR CULTURE - cinema, music and fashion trends HEALTHY LIVING - sport, exercise, health and wellbeing FAMILY AND RELATIONSHIPS - including friendships and marriage The topics studied at A2 Level are: ENVIRONMENT - pollution, energy and protecting the planet THE MULTI-CULTURAL SOCIETY - immigration, integration and racism CONTEMPORY SOCIAL ISSUES - wealth and poverty, law and order, scientific and technological progress A CULTURAL TOPIC OF YOUR CHOICE - the focus could be a region, a period of 20th Century history, an author, a dramatist or an artist. At both levels you will be assessed in listening, reading, writing and speaking. Enrichment Activities: Evening visits to the Showroom cinema to watch new French films, plus visits to Universities and Conferences. Cultural study visit to Brittany.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs - A* - C including Maths or English Language GCSE Modern Foreign Languages (Higher Paper) - B or above.


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Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level course or equivalent to prepare for higher education in French, Languages or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to French or Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, or you may wish to use your French to study or work over in France. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism sector.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

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