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French A-Level at Dallam School

Course description

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

Course content

Aspects of French-speaking society:

Current trends: 

  • The changing nature of family
  • The ‘cyber society’
  • The place of voluntary work

Current issues:

  • Positive features of a diverse society
  • Life for the marginalised
  • How criminals are treated

The French-speaking world:

Artistic culture:

  • 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.

Entry requirements

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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