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French LEA at Invictus Sixth Form

Course description

This course focuses on Language, Culture and Society. It develops a variety of transferable skills including; Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity.

- This course supports the transition from GCSE with clear progression through four stages of learning: transition, AS, A Level and extension.

- It exposes students to authentic target language material with topical stimulus, and film and literature tasters.

- It builds grammar and translation skills with topic-related practice and comprehensive grammar teaching.

- It develops language skills with a variety of tasks, practice questions and research activities.

- It gives students the tools they need to succeed with learning strategies throughout.

Course content

1. Social issues and trends

2. Political and Artistic Culture

3. Grammar

4. Works (2 books or 1 film and 1 book)

5. Individual Research project

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements:

6+ GCSE French


Listening, Reading, Writing paper (2.30 hrs) 40% of total mark

Essay paper (2hrs) 30% of total mark

Speaking (12-15 mins + 15 mins preparation) 30% of total mark

Future opportunities

Modern Foreign Language graduates go into a wide variety of careers, where their many skills are recognised by employers. This is reflected in the fact that the mean salary of language graduates 3.5 years after graduation is £26,823, higher than that of graduates of Engineering, Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy and Chemistry.

Examples of University Degree courses involving MFL

BA Intercultural Communication with Business Management

BA Modern Language (3 year option with a semester abroad)

BA Modern Languages with Management Studies (Double Honours with a year abroad)

BA Translation and Interpreting with Modern Languages (Double Honours with a year abroad)

BA Translation, Media and Modern Language (3 year option with a semester abroad)

BA Modern Language (with a year abroad)

BA Translation, Media and Modern Language (with a year abroad)

Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career, particularly in businesses that trade internationally. A degree in a modern foreign language can lead to careers such as:

• Interpreter

• Secondary school teacher

• Translator

• Broadcast journalist

• Detective

• English as a foreign language teacher

• International aid/development worker

• Logistics and distribution manager

• Marketing executive

• Patent examiner

• Sales executive

• Tour manager

Further information

Contact Information

Name and title: Mrs H Tehan - A Level French Teacher

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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: 16 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: AQA

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