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French at The Warriner School

Course description

Speaking languages gives you access to a whole new world; music, the Internet, cultural history, people you would never otherwise have met. A great way to start getting to know and understand other people better is by learning their language.

There are three things it is important to remember about languages:

It is a multilingual world - not everyone speaks English. In fact, 94% of the world does not speak English as their first language and 75% of the world does not speak English at all.

A little language can make a lot of difference. Many think that the only jobs available for language students are in translation, interpreting and teaching but this is not true. There are many opportunities in a huge range of industries and some knowledge of a foreign language is much in demand, as employers seek those capable of communicating with foreign customers or visitors. Languages improve the quality of your life and your understanding of how other people live and think. Learning languages will broaden your horizons and opportunities in the workplace, including increased opportunities for travel, promotion and better salaries.

The Modern Languages Department aims to develop students’ ability to understand and communicate effectively in the foreign language, acquire language learning skills and develop an understanding of how a language works, as well as encourage enjoyment and provide a basis for further study of French, German and other foreign languages.

AS French
Topics studied at AS are Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living and Family and Relationships.

These build on those studied at GCSE and cover a wide range of interesting and engaging issues. The common thread amongst these is discovering how people speak at a personal level and what their individual views are on these everyday topics.

A2 French

A2 topics are Environment, the Multi-cultural Society, Contemporary Social Issues and a Cultural Topic for in-depth study, which may be an author, dramatist or poet, a period of history or a geographical area.

Entry requirements

Students must achieve at least a grade B in GCSE languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Warriner School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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