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French A Level at Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

Advanced Level French aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the language and to develop, in particular, the skill of speaking with a high degree of fluency.  Our students always enjoy the rapid progress that they make throughout the A Level course. 

Course content

The course will include elements of the following:

Spoken French    
Written French            
Reading, listening to and analysing texts
History, Society and Culture of the French speaking world 

The A2 course provides students with the opportunity to study aspects of the cinema, literature and history of the French-speaking world.  For example, current students are carrying our detailed studies of a recent novel (Kiffe Kiffe Demain)and a French film (La Haine).

In Year 12 and Year 13 our students will have the benefit of 1 hour per week with a native speaker with the aim of developing confidence and creativity with the spoken language. All students are strongly encouraged to listen to French radio and read French newspapers, magazines and websites on a regular basis. 

Entry requirements

All Level 3 students must have 5 separate GCSE passes (A*-C), including English Language and Maths.  

Grade B in French

Future opportunities

Students who have the ability to offer potential employers the capability to speak a fluent level of French with a high degree of accuracy possess an extremely marketable and sought after skill.  With the advent of a European free market in trade, industry and employment, combined with the ongoing development and rapidity of international communications, the relevance and value of the foreign language has never been more obvious.  GCE Courses are now being designed to incorporate a vocational as well as academic dimension, preparing students for exciting career opportunities in a wide range of professions such as:

  • Tourism                      
  • Hospitality & Catering                        
  • Commerce          
  • Law
  • Banking                      
  • Business Administration                    
  • Teaching

These courses will also serve as excellent preparation for students wishing to proceed to Higher Education.  

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saint Benedict, A Catholic Voluntary Academy directly.

Last updated date: 16 July 2015
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