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A Level French at Spalding Grammar School

Course description

Are you a good communicator? Do you enjoy travelling to new places? Are you interested in people and other cultures? Are you aiming for a C or above in GCSE French? Then you should be considering studying French to AS and A2 level! More and more universities are asking for a language qualification for their courses, irrespective of your chosen career path.

Students will follow the AQA AS syllabus and will study the following topics over the year; Media, cinema, music, fashion, healthy lifestyles, holidays, family, friendships and marriage. Students will gain an excellent understanding of grammar and will develop their speaking skills in order to be able to communicate with native speakers.

Students will be able to take advantage of the instant access to authentic materials that the internet affords us, and use your language in real life situations. Students will have access to Kerboodle, an online support package with a range of materials to support their learning both in college and at home.

For students who decide to study French at A2, they will study the themes of Environmental, Social and Political Issues as well as choosing a French film, book or region to focus on.

In addition to these topic areas, students will develop and refine their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills a well as revising and building on the grammar already learnt at GCSE to improve the complexity and fluency of your language.

Entry requirements

Commitment, enthusiasm and a willingness to participate are prerequisites for any language course.

These combined with a good GCSE grade (minimum of a B grade in the language you wish to study) will provide an excellent springboard for future language learning and a valuable AS and/or A2 qualification.

Future opportunities

The Advanced GCE in French can lead to further study of languages at degree level and can easily be combined with other courses such as Law, Linguistics, English, Business, International Studies or other languages that can be started from scratch at University such as Chinese and Japanese.

Current popular career choices for students of languages include Translation and Interpreting, Business,

Journalism, Computing, Law, Publishing, Marketing, as well as Teaching, both in the UK and abroad. Linguists are sought after employees for many types of Business and Industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Spalding Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 06 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two years