French A-Level at Dallam School
The aims of the AS Level course are to:
- develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning
- develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres
- communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes
- develop awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the language is spoken
- consider their study of the language in a broader context
Aspects of French-speaking society:
- The changing nature of family
- The ‘cyber society’
- The place of voluntary work
- Positive features of a diverse society
- Life for the marginalised
- How criminals are treated
The French-speaking world:
- A culture proud of its heritage
- Contemporary francophone music
- Cinema - the 7th artform
Aspects of political life:
- Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment
- Demonstrations, strikes—who holds the power?
- Politics and immigration
Students will also study texts and film and will carry out independent research on an area of their own choice.
You should have achieved an A*- C grade in at least five subjects at GCSE level, including a C or above in French or the equivalent national qualification.
Languages can be studied in combination with almost any subject increasing your future careers possibilities in a global, competitive job market.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dallam School directly.