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French A level at Burntwood School

Course description

The A Level course lasts two years (YR12 and YR13). The course builds on some of the topics studied at GCSE and introduces others, further developing speaking, listening, reading, writing and translating skills. Topics studied in Year 12 include, the French media, French music, festivals and traditions in the speaking world, education and Christophe Barratier’s film “Les Choristes”. In year

13 you will study immigration in France, the rise of the far right in France, France during the Second World War, Delphine de Vigan’s novel “No et moi”, about a teenager who befriends a young homeless girl. The emphasis is on communicating confidently and accurately in the foreign language and the use of contemporary authentic materials including the internet. You will be assessed on speaking, including an independent res-search project (30%), listening, reading and translation (40%) and essay writing (30%)


Entry requirements

5 A* to C grade/Level 9-4 passes at GCSE level including English and a grade C or above in French

Future opportunities

Translators, Interpreters, International Marketing, Banking, International Lawyers, MFL Teachers, Bilingual Personal Assistants, Diplomatic Service, IT, Travel Consultants. Immigration. Previous students have gone on to study BA French, French with another subject and students often take up a further language at university.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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