French A Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy
You will continue to build on the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing developed at AS-Level. There are three topic areas: Environment (pollution, energy, protecting the planet), the Multicultural Society (immigration, integration, racism), and a Cultural Topic (drawn from options such as a study of a period in history, a playwright, director, artist or composer, a region).
A2 Unit 3: Listening, Reading and Writing
A2 Unit 4: Speaking
Both units cover the topic areas detailed above.
The course is for students who have successfully completed the AS course and achieved a grade ‘D’ or better and who wish to further enhance their knowledge of the French language, culture and society.
You will be assessed formatively through class and homework and through inter-active assessment.
Summative assessment is by external examination at the end of the course:
Unit 3: One 2 ½ hour written examination (35 % of A Level marks)
Unit 4: One thirty five minute speaking test (15 % of A Level marks)
There is no Coursework.
The remaining 50 % of the A Level marks are from the AS Level course.
The Modern Languages Courses are compatible with many other subjects and can broaden career prospects for many students. With the European Union remaining as Britain’s major trading partner there is an increasing demand for linguists in British Business and an ever reducing number of these available
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.