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French A Level at Corfe Hills School

Course description

You will cover current affairs and will regularly watch and read the news. Topics covered in Year 13 include War, Terrorism, Immigration, Poverty, Wealth, Religion, Traditions, Beliefs, Human Rights, Politics, Crime, Punishment as well as the Year 12 topics in greater detail.

Unit 3: (6FR03A) Speaking. You will prepare a minute stance on an issue of your choice and then be ready to debate it with the teacher for four minutes. You will then have a conversation on a variety of issues that have been studied over the year for the remaining eight minutes.

Unit 4: (6FR04) Writing and Translation. In this unit you will complete a short translation then two essays of 240-270 words. The first is a discursive essay on a contentious issue (choice of five titles) and the second is a research based essay on a film or topic that has been researched over the year (no choice of title).

Course content

At this stage on the course you can choose what you would like to debate in the oral exam as well as selecting the focus of their research based essay. This allows the course to be more personal and means it is defined by your interest rather than a prescribed specification.

The breadth of topics covered and continued development of language skills makes the second year very rewarding and will really help you to mature in your knowledge and language skills.

Assessment

Unit 3: Speaking (35% of A2).  This unit is assessment is in the Summer Term of A2, in May by a 13 minute speaking exam involving debate and conversation.

Unit 4: Writing and Translation (65% of A2).  This is examined in June with a 2 hour 30 minute writing exam and will involve translation and a discursive essay( 270 words) plus a research based essay (270 words).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Corfe Hills School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September

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