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French A Level at Farlingaye High School

Course description

If you have enjoyed French at GCSE, then French at AS and A Level gives you the opportunity to further develop your skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing.

You will study a range of topics which are relevant to you as a young adult such as music and the media, education and French society.

You will also study a film and a book in depth.

You will be encouraged to discuss issues and to justify different points of view.

To help you with your speaking, you will have the opportunity to work in small groups with a native speaker.

You will also be invited to take part in the annual Sixth Form study visit to Clermont Ferrand in France. 

Course content

  • AS: Changes in French society, music and culture, including a French film.
  • A2: Multiculturalism and immigration and an aspect of French history. There will also be in-depth study of a text. 

Entry requirements

(GCSE grades) French B

Assessment

100% exam-based, with two written exams.  

The first will include listening, reading and a translation into English.

The second will include a translation into French and essays about a film or book studied.

There will also be a speaking exam.

Future opportunities

Employers value language ability and students who have studied French havea broad skill set to offer.  Students are also well equipped for further study at university.

Many students study French in conjunction with other subjects such as History, Philosophy, Law, Business and International Relations.

Language skills are currently in great demand, both in business and international contexts and in education. More than50 British universities currently offer French courses leading to a degree.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 June 2016
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