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Modern Foreign Language - French at Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi

Course description

The French Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced Level (A2) WJEC courses provide an opportunity for students to continue with their language studies beyond GSCE and there is a clear link between GCSE and AS, which lead towards the Advanced Level (A2) examination. In Britain, there is a great shortage of linguists, therefore studying languages in the sixth form is a relevant skill in all sorts of fields, a skill which is considered attractive to both universities and employers. French is one of Europe’s most widely spoken languages, and it is spoken in Québec in Canada as well as France. Should you continue with your studies at university, you will have the opportunity to spend a year in one of these countries as part of your degree.

Course content

AS (Year 12)

  • Leisure and Lifestyles: including travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions,
  • Healthy and Unhealthy Living: referring to health and nutrition, diet and exercise, drugs, AIDS, smoking, alcohol etc
  • The Individual and Society: referring to relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions …)
  • Education: including vocational training and future careers


A2 (Year 13)

  • Environmental Issues including pollution, global warming, transport, energy, nuclear energy, renewable energies, conservation and recycling
  • Social and Political Issues, including the rôle of the media, racism, immigration, terrorism and the world of work

Entry requirements

You should gain at least a B at GCSE if you would like to study French in the sixth form.


FN1 - Oral - 15 minute examination 60 marks 20%

FN2 - Listening, Reading and Writing - 2 and a half hour examination 98 marks 30%

FN3 - Oral - 20 minute examination 60 marks 20%

FN4 - Listening, Reading and Writing including the study of film and literature - 3 hour examination 98 marks 30%

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi directly.

Last updated date: 31 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September