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French AS and A level at Eastbrook Comprehensive School

Course description

The two-year course is designed to help students greatly improve their working knowledge of the French Language and will cover the key skill areas of…

SPEAKING-students will be encouraged to take part in detailed discussion of prepared topics as well as improve their levels of general conversational French.

READING-students will have the opportunity to read items of varying length, taken from authentic materials when possible, such as newspapers, magazines and advertisements, and then to show how well they have understood the content.

LISTENING-students will improve their listening skills through exposure to authentic materials when possible, including conversations, interviews, reports and news bulletins and then be able to show their level of comprehension.

WRITING-Students will improve their writing techniques by increasing their awareness of the use of grammar and learning essay techniques by producing detailed extended essays throughout the course. 

The “A” Level Course is designed to encourage students to develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning, and to enhance their working knowledge of the language beyond the levels attained at GCSE. To achieve this, the course is designed to enable students to … communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in French. develop awareness and understanding of  the contemporary society, cultural background  and heritage of countries and societies where the language is spoken. derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning. acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment. take their place in a multilingual society. 

Course content

Students will be able to broaden their understanding of the language by covering areas such as…Media Popular culture, Healthy living/lifestyleFamily relationships, EnvironmentMulti – cultural society, Contemporary social issues

In the second year of the course students will also study either a French speaking artist or film director in terms of influences, techniques use and importance of the artist/film director. They will also need to be prepared to discuss and analyse a period of 20th Century history and be learning about its implications for the French-speaking world. The way in which these activities improve and enhance the students’ French is unparalleled.  

Entry requirements

At least grade B in GCSE French and a B in English language. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbrook Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 12 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September