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French at Swanwick Hall School

Course description


Unit 1: Speaking

Unit 2: Listening, Reading and Writing 1 Aspects of daily life • The family: different structures and relationships; living conditions • Food, drink, health, obsessions and addictions • Transport: trends and patterns in usage Leisure and entertainment • Sport • Tourism and related themes: tourism as a changing phenomenon; tourism and the environment • Leisure activities: aspects of cultural life, e.g. film, theatre; the arts as part of leisure time. Communication and media • Communication technology: patterns and changes to communication in daily life • Media, e.g. written press; radio; television Education and training • School and school life: individual experiences; local and national concerns • Work and training: individual experiences; school to work preparation, transition and aspirations.


Unit 3: Speaking

Unit 4: Listening, Reading and Writing 2 Society • Integration and exclusion: age; gender; race; religion; equality of opportunity • Law and order: trends of crime and punishment; civil unrest; policing • Unemployment: causes and consequences The environment • The individual and the environment: recycling; reducing individual energy usage and impact; local conservation • Energy management: alternative energy sources; changing use of fossil fuels; nuclear energy; changing energy demands • Pollution: causes; consequences; solutions • Conservation of the natural world: changing habitats; impact of man and pollution; local, national or global initiatives. Science and technology: impact and issues • Medical progress: development and change – impacts on health care, lifestyles, ethics and beliefs • Scientific advances: change and innovation – impacts and issues on society, knowledge, education • Technological developments: change and development – impacts on lifestyles, habits, work and education. Culture • Literature and the arts: trends, changes, influences and impacts on individuals and society • Political issues: changes at local and national level; impacts on the individual and society  Heritage and history: influence and impacts of heritage (including colonial heritage) and historical events on contemporary society.

Entry requirements

In order to access this course students must have achieved a minimum of A* - C in 5 different subjects including English and Maths at GCSE Level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years