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French A Level at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

Course description

The AS and A Level French course is both interesting and challenging. It enables students to communicate confidently in French, orally and in writing

Pupils will learn about contemporary society and cultural diversity in France and other Francophone countries. AS and A Level French will provide a suitable foundation for further study and or / practical use of the language.

Course content


Pupils have the opportunity to learn about and discuss the following interesting, relevant topics:

- Leisure and Lifestyles: including travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living- health and nutrition, diet and exercise; unhealthy living – drugs, aids, smoking, alcohol, etc.

- The Individual and Society: including relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashion and trends etc.) education, vocational training and future careers.

They will be able to express their opinion on these topics in spoken and written French and compare attitudes in the UK, France and Francophone countries.

A Level

Pupils who choose to continue to study French in year 13 will develop the ability to discuss more complex, contemporary issues:

- Environmental Issues: including technology, pollution, global warming, transport, energy, nuclear energy, renewable energies, conservation, recycling, sustainability.

- Social and Political Issues: including the role of the media, racism, immigration, social exclusion and integration, terrorism, world of work (employment, commerce, globalization, etc.).

Another important and exciting part of the year 13 course involves studying at least two French films, novels and / or Francophone regions, one of which is examined through an essay question in the final exam, the other is an extended research task, culminating in an oral presentation and discussion.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2015

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