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French AS/A Level at Boston High School

Course description

The course will enable students to develop their linguistic skills alongside their understanding of the culture and society of the countries where French is spoken.

Students will study technological and social change. They will study highlights of French speaking  artistic culture, including francophone music and culture and learn about political engagement and who wields political power in the French‐speaking world.

Students will explore the influence of the past on present‐day French‐speaking communities. Throughout their studies, they will learn the language in the context of French‐speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. Students will study texts and film and have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of their choice.

Entry requirements

You need  ...  

- Grade B or above in GCSE French

- To have an interest in and enthusiasm for lan‐ guage learning and be willing to communicate in the foreign language.  

- To have the desire to develop your knowledge of French culture, art and politics and you must be willing to listen to French media daily.


Year 13  

Paper 1 Listening, reading and writing (50%)

Paper 2 Writing (20%)

Paper 3 Speaking (30%)

Future opportunities

Universities welcome this subject as it is well known to prove useful for a wide range of careers, from law to finance. It is also a respected academic complement for those wanting to do medicine or vet science.

Careers where language skills are the primary focus are those of interpreter (spoken word), translator (written word) and teacher/ lecturer, specifically in secondary education or  above, and teaching English as a second language in the UK or abroad.

Alternative career options include the travel industry, working overseas or in the UK, retail buying, logistics and distribution, where goods or equipment are moved across international borders. The government's diplomatic service is often a target for modern languages students.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Boston High School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2016
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