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French at King Edward VII

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How do you fancy a day in Boulogne or a week in Paris.... or a month on the Mediterranean coast of France and being able to cope without expecting the locals to speak your language? Visit Brussels, Geneva, Montreal and Algiers; there are more than 30 countries in the world where French is spoken!

Would you like to be able to understand French TV, Radio programmes and films? Or read French language comics, magazines, newspapers and books? You might like to receive a French speaking visitor into your home or help out a French speaking tourist in Sheffield.

Some of your lessons will take place in the new state of the art multimedia room and we make extensive use of interactive whiteboards in lessons. This helps to introduce language and grammer in a lively way whilst songs and video clips from the internet bring French culture to the classroom.

During the GCSE course you will carry on developing the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking but also apply the language to a range if transactions such as shopping, booking tickets and hotel rooms or going to the doctors. You will have the opportunity to practice role-plays and prepare questions for the oral exam with the French foreign languages assistant who will help you with your learning.

There will also be an opportunity to take part in the well established French exchange visit to Cambri in order to improve oral confidence, gain first hand knowledge of French culture and society whilst having fun and visiting the local area.

Entry requirements



AssessmentThere are two tiers of entry.

Listening (20% of final mark) -Foundation (30+5 mins) & Higher Tier (40+5 mins)
Reading (20% of final mark) -Foundation (30 mins) & Higher Tier (50 mins)
Speaking (30% of final mark) -Un-tiered, Differentiation is by outcome not by task
Writing (30% of final mark)- Un-tiered, Differentiation is by outcome not by task

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Future opportunities

The language can be useful in this country too; many firms need people with a second (or third) language. If you are considering going to University, you should know that several universities will not accept students who do not have a language GCSE. If you do carry on that far, language students are amongst the most employable graduates.

Further information

This opportunity is able to be combined with other courses within a single application

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016

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