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A Level French at Balby Carr Community Sports College

Course description

We aim to equip students to use the French language for the purpose of communication at a level significantly higher than that at GCSE. The lower level enables students to 'survive' in foreign language situations such as shopping and travelling. At Advanced level, students develop the ability to handle ideas and opinions on a range of topics such as, young people and their problems, further education, travel, tourism, drugs and alcohol. In addition, students develop an insight into the society of countries where French is spoken.

Although grammar still has to be tackled and vocabulary learned, students find that the smaller group size allows a relaxed but purposeful atmosphere in which problems are quickly solved.

The course covers the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students spend one additional lesson each week with the French Language Assistant.

Course content

We aim to equip students to use the French language for the purpose of communication at a level significantly higher than that at GCSE. The lower level enables students to 'survive' in foreign language situations such as shopping and travelling. At Advanced level, students develop the ability to handle ideas and opinions on a range of topics such as, young people and their problems, further education, travel, tourism, drugs and alcohol. In addition, students develop an insight into the society of countries where French is spoken.

Although grammar still has to be tackled and vocabulary learned, students find that the smaller group size allows a relaxed but purposeful atmosphere in which problems are quickly solved.

The course covers the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students spend one additional lesson each week with the French Language Assistant.

Entry requirements

Students usually need to obtain a B grade or better at GCSE French although C grade may be accepted in certain circumstances.

Assessment

Forms of Assessment

AS

A2

Unit 1: Speaking

Discussion of topics and general conversation

Unit 2: Listening

Reading and Writing

Unit 3: Speaking

Structured discussion and presentation

Unit 4: Listening

Reading and Writing

Future opportunities

Students who have taken this subject go into a variety of careers including:

  • The Travel Industry
  • Logistics
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • The Media.

Further information

See www.languageswork.org.uk for more information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Balby Carr Community Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2016
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