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Modern Foreign Language: French at Adams' Grammar School

Course description

If you have a fascination with language and the logical processes linguistic study encourages, an interest in the culture of other countries, an ability to talk about and write about ideas, concepts, controversies and issues, also an understanding that visits abroad are an integral part of language study then Modern Languages (French or German) in the Sixth Form could be for you.

Course content

Transition from GCSE includes a fresh look at some familiar topics from a different angle.  A revision of basic grammar, especially the tenses, before studying more advanced constructions.  Discussing and writing about topics from aids to equality.  Increased vocabulary.  Short translations.  Study of films (at A2) for both oral and written exam. Opportunity to take part in work experience abroad.

Entry requirements

Minimum five GCSEs grade B or above.

Assessment

Examination is through WJEC board and at AS comprises an oral (20%) with emphasis on prepared topics, together with a written exam worth 30% to test written and listening skills across a range of topics.
At A2 students discuss a text on one of the topic areas and then gives a presentation on a film and discusses it (20%) The written exam will test listening and reading skills, together with short translation into target language and an essay on one of the films not discussed in the oral. This paper is worth 30% of the marks.

There is no coursework at AS or A2 level.

Future opportunities

The study of a language can open up many possibilities for future educational development and a wide range of career opportunities. Statistics show that graduates with knowledge of a foreign language are more employable and will attract a higher salary. Apart from the teaching profession and the Civil and Diplomatic Services, there is huge scope for working in any business with links abroad or in the field of international law.

Further information

Please contact the Head of Modern Foreign Langauges. Also visit www.wjec.co.uk

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Adams' Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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