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French Level 3 GCE AS/A2– Edexcel at Oak Academy

Course description

This course is designed to reward language skills, understanding and knowledge through student-focused assessment.
The course content has been designed to offer opportunities to gain a greater understanding of other cultures and prepares students to become well-informed and effective communicators.
Students will be expected to recognise and use French language in a variety of contexts and in relation to a prescribed range of general topic areas.
The AS course comprises 2 units of assessment:
1: Spoken Expression and Response in French (30% of total AS mark) Students will need to demonstrate that they can engage in a discussion in French that relates to a chosen general topic area and allied sub-topics. Students will be expected to give relevant and appropriate information, convey opinions, interact and respond to a range of questions.
Assessment: 8-10 minute assessment in two sections.
2: Understanding and Written Response in French (70% of total AS mark) Students will convey their understanding of French language texts and recordings. In addition, students will need to produce an essay to demonstrate an ability to manipulate the French language in continuous writing. Students will be expected to recognise and use the French language in a variety of contexts and in relation to a prescribed range of general topic areas. Assessment: 2 hour 30 minute paper in three sections.
Students who are successful at AS Level will have the opportunity to continue to develop their skills and knowledge on the A2 course.
Studying French at A Level presents students with a wide range of career choices and Higher Education opportunities. French is the ideal subject to support future careers in the following areas:
Travel Industry;
International Sales & Marketing

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements:
5 A*-C GCSEs to include French GCSE B Grade, unless native speaker.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oak Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 years


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