French A Level at West Lakes Academy
A Level French builds on the skills taught at GCSE, developing beyond giving a simple opinion from your personal point of view, to developing an understanding of issues in French society.
Topics covered include:
- Politics, the media, the arts, the place of voluntary work, the changing nature of family, immigration, life for the marginalised and how we treat criminals.
- The study of the work of an author from a French speaking country.
- The study of a French film.
- Students become more confident in seeking and conveying information and opinions in French.
WLA Sixth Form entry requirements and a GCSE French grade B and above.
- Paper 1 Listening, Reading and Writing (2 ½ hours) 40% of A Level 160 Marks.
- Paper 2 Writing : Grammar, Study of Film and Book (2 hours) 30% of A Level 90 marks.
- Paper 3 Speaking Test conducted by class teacher. (21-23 minutes which includes five minutes preparation) 30% of of A Level 60 marks.
What can I do with an A Level in French?
- A modern language combines well with any other A Level subject.
- Languages contribute to the cultural and linguistic richness of our society and to international trade and global citizenship.
- The ability to understand and communicate in other languages is increasingly important in our society and in the global economy.
- The opportunity to take full advantage of exchange programmes abroad whilst at university, irrespective of the course chosen.
- Students have taken a number of career paths having studied languages at A Level, such as event management, business studies or even engineering, or undertaking work placements abroad.
- Studying French will enable you to learn other languages more easily and is ideal preparation for those wishing to study languages of increasing international importance; such as Chinese or Arabic
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Lakes Academy directly.