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French at All Saints School

Course description

The post-16 study of French opens up a new world to you. You will be surprised at how quickly you build up your fluency and language proficiency, so that you can talk about issues affecting you and other young people in society, at home and in the French speaking world. There are study days, film and theatre trips, and the opportunity to become a ‘Language Leader’.

We follow the AQA specification. The exams test the skills you are familiar with. At both AS and A2 there is one Listening, Reading and Writing Unit, and a speaking test.

At AS there are 4 topics, each with 3 sub topics:

* Media (TV, advertising, communication technology)
* Popular Culture (cinema, music, fashion/trends)
* Healthy Living / Lifestyle (sport/exercise, health/wellbeing, holidays)
* Family/Relationships (family relationships, friendships, marriage, partnerships)

At A2 topics broaden to include more controversial themes such as:

* Environment (pollution, energy, protecting the planet)
* Multicultural Society (immigration, integration, racism)
* Contemporary Social issues (wealth and poverty, law and order, scientific/technological progress)

In addition you select 2 cultural topics (there is a very wide choice ranging from looking at a particular region of France or period of 20th century history, to the work of a particular musician, film director, artist or author

Entry requirements

GCSE Average Grade Score of 40 or more, plus at least Grade B in GCSE French.

For further details on entry requirements and to calculate your GCSE Score, please click here

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact All Saints School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

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