French at City of Norwich School
Unit 1: AS Reading, writing and listening
You will answer a range of questions based on approximately 5 minutes of heard material and on a selection of written stimulus texts. You will also respond in writing to a question based on one of the AS topics.
Unit 2: AS Oral examination conducted by an external examiner
You will discuss a target-language stimulus card based on one of the AS topics and take part in a conversation covering three further AS topics. The speaking tests for all languages will be conducted by an external AQA examiner.
Unit 3: A2 Reading, writing, listening and translation
You will answer a range of questions based on approximately 6 minutes of heard material and on a selection of written texts. You will also respond in writing to a question based on one of the four A2 cultural topic areas. You MUST study TWO different cultural topics and will be informed of these either at the end of year 12 or the start of year 13.
Unit 4: A2 Oral examination conducted by an external examiner
You will present a point of view based on a target-language stimulus card from one of the A2 topic areas and take part in a conversation covering three further A2 topics. You will also be asked about the Cultural Topics you have studied. As per AS level, all speaking tests will be conducted by an external AQA examiner.
Please note that there is no longer a coursework element for A2 in any language.
Where does French lead you?
A level qualifications in French, German and Spanish continue to be highly regarded in the world of work and can open many doors as far as future employment prospects are concerned. Many students who continue with a language at university also take a non-linguistic subject to increase their chances of securing a good job. There are career opportunities in journalism, law, banking and finance, teaching, translating and interpreting and leisure and tourism, to name but a few.
A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.