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French AS & A Level at Richard Huish College

Course description

Modern foreign language courses at Huish place great emphasis on raising your language skills and giving you the confidence to communicate effectively in speech and writing. Throughout your time you will not only improve your understanding of grammar and widen your vocabulary but will also be introduced to social, artistic and political aspects of the country whose language you are studying. The emphasis is on improving language skills using a variety of activities, both in the classroom and in the language lab, with its many resources.

This course aims to raise your French to a level at which you will be able to communicate effectively in writing and speaking. It equips you with the language skills to appreciate the rich culture of France and the French speaking world.

You are constantly encouraged to use the language using a variety of activities and you are exposed to a wide selection of authentic French sources. There is also the opportunity to go on a residential trip to France.

Course content

Here are some of the topic areas we cover:

  • French media, culture, lifestyles, family and relationships
  • Current affairs such as the latest film craze or a political crisis
  • Contemporary social and environmental issues.

There is a dedicated weekly conversation class with a native French speaker.

Entry requirements

Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language

Future opportunities

Progression opportunities are excellent and a good number of students continue their language studies at university, many combining a language with another subject, some opting to study more than one language, and others choosing to learn a new one. Four of our students have won places at Oxford or Cambridge to study languages and linguistics in the last three years.

Further information

Approximately 10% of language graduates obtain their first job after graduation outside the UK. This compares with less than 2% of graduates overall.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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