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French AS & A Level at Outwood Academy Newbold

Course description

If you enjoyed GCSE French, enjoy talking, expressing your opinions and learning about other cultures then A-Level French could be for you!

The course aims to further develop the understanding of and increase confidence in the use of both the spoken and written forms. Students will use increasingly complex and accurate language when communicating. They will develop their critical insight into, and contact with, the contemporary society and cultural background of the countries where French is spoken.

Throughout the course students must be prepared to spend time on reading as much as possible, listening to the language on the radio, tape and TV and learning vocabulary and grammar.

Course content

Topics studied are:

  • 3.1 Social issues and tends:
    Aspects of French-speaking society e.g. The digital world, youth culture and family. Multiculturalism in French-speaking society e.g. immigration, integration and racism.
  • 3.2 Political and artistic culture:
    Artistic culture in the French-speaking world e.g. festivals, art, cultural life in Paris. Aspects of political life in the French speaking world e.g. France and the EU, Politics and youth and French history.
  • 3.3 Grammar
    Including nouns, adjectives, verbs, word order, and tenses.
  • 3.4 Works
    Literary texts and works. Students study either one text and one film or two texts.
  • 3.5 Individual research project
    Students must identify a subject or a key question which is of interest to them and which relates to a country or countries where French is spoken. They will complete individual research on this.

Entry requirements

You will need to be hard-working, well-organised, enthusiastic and willing to communicate in French.

You also need to be able to express ideas and opinions effectively.

Grade B at GCSE French.

Assessment

  • Paper 1 – Listening, Reading and Writing
    Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes, 160 Marks and 40% of A level.
  • Paper 2 –Writing
    Written exam: 2 hours 90 Marks and 30% of A level.
  • Paper 3 –Speaking
    60 Marks and 30% of A level.

Future opportunities

Students can go on to study Languages at university or the skills they have acquired will help them in one of the following professions:

Teaching; I.T.; Politics; Travel industry; Army; Journalism; Business; Translation & interpreting…… ……plus many other professions!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Outwood Academy Newbold directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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