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French AS and A level at Frome Community College

Course description

AS French:

Terms 1 and 2  

Aspects of French-speaking society 

We will look at the changing nature of the family; the ‘cyber society’; the place of voluntary work. There will be a focus on grammar and a selection of films and songs. 

Terms 3 and 4

Artistic culture in the French-speaking world

We will focus on contemporary francophone music; cinema and the cultural heritage of French-speaking countries.  Once again, there will be a focus on grammar and a selection of films and songs.

Terms 5 and 6

Exam focus and topic review.

Exam

There are three exams at AS Level: a speaking exam (30%) (conducted by your teacher); a listening/reading/writing exam (40%), with a translation passage into English; a written exam (30%), which includes an essay (250 words minimum) based on a text or film you have studied and a translation into French.

 

A level French

This is a combination of the AS course and...

Terms 1 and 2

Aspects of French-speaking society

We will look at the positive features of a diverse society, life for the marginalised and the treatment of criminals.

Terms 3 and 4

Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world

We will cover the rights of teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment; demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power? Politics, immigration and grammar.

Terms 5 and 6

Exam focus and topic review.

Exams

There are three exams at A Level: a speaking exam (15% of) (conducted by your teacher) involves a discussion based on a stimulus card and general conversation based on the topics covered; a listening/reading/writing exam (35%) includes two 100-word translations; a writing exam based on a text or film you have studied with a 300-word (minimum) essay.

 

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A* - C including English and/or maths and grade B in GCSE French.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Frome Community College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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