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AS/A2 Level Modern Foreign Language: French at Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form

Course description

Examination Board: AQA

To learn another language is, quite simply and profoundly, one of the best ways of learning to recognise the world and to see how others inhabit it. It is an education in difference as a pathway to understanding how to contribute to integration and fellowship or global citizenship. (Michael Worton



Aims of the course

This course is designed to encourage candidates to:

 Develop an interest in, and an enthusiasm for language learning

 Develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres

 Communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes

 Develop awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the language is spoken.

 Consider their study of the language in a broader context

 Derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning

 Acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment

 Communicate with speakers of the language and take their place in a multilingual global society

Programme of Study

Throughout the course students will be given the opportunity to build on and expand their knowledge of French grammar. In addition, at A2 as part of the stretch and challenge element, students will have the opportunity to explore the skill of translation. A2 students will study a cultural topic in detail, which can include a literary text and this is excellent preparation for Higher Education courses involving languages.


At AS, candidates develop an understanding of topics including Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living and Family and are able to express opinions in both writing and speaking.

Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing examination 70%

Unit 2: Speaking examination – discussion of stimulus card and conversation of 3 topics, 1 selected by candidate. 30%


At A2, candidates build on the language skills they have acquired at AS through the topics of Environment, Multi-cultural Society and Contemporary Social Issues. They also study in depth two cultural topics from a choice of a period of 20


th Century History, a French speaking region, a novelist/ dramatist/ poet or a director/ architect/ musician/ painter.

Unit 3: Listening, Reading and Writing examination 35%

Unit 4: Speaking examination – discussion of stimulus card and conversation on the two cultural topics studied. 15%

Who is the course aimed at?

Studying French at A Level is for students who are interested in studying aspects of French contemporary society, good at critical thinking, analysis, evaluating and presenting your points of view, and keen to speak and write in French with a high degree of fluency and accuracy. They should also be prepared to spend a lot of time on learning vocabulary and reading around subjects and prepared to go abroad and speak the language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years