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MFL French A level at Our Lady's Convent Roman Catholic High School

Course description

A Level The A Level course is divided into four themes and will extend students intellectual skills and develop their general study skills. Themes are based on the society and culture of the language being studied: 1: The Changes in the French society 2: The Artistic and Political culture in French speaking countries 3: Immigration and French multicultural society 4: Occupation and Resistance in France during WW2.

Entry requirements

Your course choices will be personal to you, so it is difficult to specify general entry requirements. Whatever courses you choose, the most important requirements are: • an enthusiastic and positive approach to your studies • a commitment to being part of Our Lady’s community and meeting the high expectations we have of our students • full time attendance and punctuality Each course has its own entry requirements and so it is important that you check the course details carefully. If you haven’t got a Grade 4 in GCSE English or Maths when you join the Sixth Form, you will be required to continue your studies in these subjects and resit these qualifications.


Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation (1 hour and 50 minutes) 40% of the qualification Content overview: This paper draws on vocabulary and structures across all themes Assessment overview: Listening, reading and translation from French into English Paper 2: Written response to works and translation (2 hour and 40 minutes) 30% of the qualification Content overview: This paper draws on the study of two discrete French works: either two literary texts, or one literary text and one film. Assessment overview: Translation from English to French, a written response to two French literary works or a written response to both a French literary and French cinematographic work. Paper 3: Speaking (16 to 18 minutes + 5 minutes preparation) 30% of the qualification Content overview: Task 1 is a discussion on a stimulus card on one of the four themes. Task 2: is based on independent research carried out by the student. The research can be based on one of the four themes or on the student’s own interest related to the society and culture of the French speaking world.

Future opportunities

With an A Level you can: • Apply to university to study a language • Combine a language with another subject (e.g. business) at university • Communicate with people from other countries • Work abroad • Work for a company with international links • Be confident in the language when travelling abroad • Improve your UCAS application for any subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Our Lady's Convent Roman Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 6FR0