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French at Rivington and Blackrod High School and Sixth Form

Course description

This course is both lively and relevant to the world in which we live. The course covers a wide range of aspects of contemporary society allowing you to study current trends and issues in French speaking society, artistic culture and French political life, the changing nature of family, the 'cyber society', and multiculturalism. You will also study a literary text and a film. Through speaking, listening, reading and writing you can communicate your understanding of the issues.

Course content

The specification places equal emphasis on the four linguistic skills. The aims of the course are to enable students to: Understand news items, conversations, talks (etc.) spoken by native speakers at normal speed; Understand printed texts from newspapers, magazines and literary texts; Convey information and opinions fluently and correctly orally and in writing demonstrate insight into aspects of civilisation and culture. Students will work individually, in pairs or in groups. After a grammar-based bridging course they will be expected to collect, analyse and exchange information and ideas through the medium of the foreign language on selected topics.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE's Grade 4 or above. In addition, French Grade 5and above at GCSE. Borderline candidates will be considered on the strength of their performance in individual papers. An interview with the teacher in charge of the course may be appropriate to ascertain interest and motivation.


This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of Year 13.

Future opportunities

Candidates who have taken this course should be well prepared to use the language for practical communication in a professional setting requiring contacts with French speaking countries. The knowledge of a foreign language and the communication skills which this develops are an increasing requirement within the fields of science, law, business and engineering.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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    • Sixth Form
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