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French AS at Warlingham School

Course description

French This course will help students improve to communicate at a higher level in French. The students will also learn about a wide range of aspects of the society or societies where French is spoken. Students will learn to read, understand and extract information from written passages in the target language that are taken from authentic sources, such as newspapers, magazines, reports, internet articles or books. Students will be able to listen to and understand contemporary spoken language taken from a range of sources such as news reports on the radio and TV, weather forecasts, announcements, interviews and discussions. Students will learn to write essays or longer pieces and to hold conversations and take part in discussions in French. They will learn the appropriate grammar, words and phrases to be able to present information in French, organise arguments, provide opinions and analyse ideas. AS Students will study French through these topics: l Day to day matters: food, diet, health, travel, transport, tourism, current affairs and media. l Society: relationships, family youth concerns, social issues, law, justice, leisure and the Arts. l The working world: education, training, employment, business, industry, information technology. A2 The second year will continue the development of the skills nurtured in the first year through these topics: l The environment and citizenship: energy, pollution, politics, campaigning organisations and charities. l The international context: customs, traditions, beliefs, religion, the European Union and world-wide problems. Assessment Format AS Unit 1 listening and writing-1 hour-15% Unit 2 reading and writing-2 hours-20% Unit 3 prepared oral topic-10-12 mins-15% A2 Unit 4/1 oral discussion of issues OR 4/2 interpreting - 15 minutes -15% Unit 5/1 prepared topics and texts-2hours-15% Unit 6 listening and writing - 45 minutes - 5% reading and writing -45 minutes - 5% writing in registers - 1 hour 15 minutes - 10%

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B or above in French

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level course or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in French, which could lead onto higher education in French, Languages or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to French or Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, or you may wish to use your French to study or work over in France. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism sector.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warlingham School directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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