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French AS/A2 Level at ARK Globe Academy

Course description

Year One (AS)

Units 1 and 2:

These two units focus on the development of the four main skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – with regular reinforcement of grammar points linked to the texts. We study topics drawn from the following general topic areas:

Youth culture and concerns.

Lifestyle; health and fitness.

The world around us; travel, tourism, environmental issues and the French speaking world.

Education and employment.

To complement the topics covered in the text book, we study materials from newspapers and magazines and discuss them in class. In addition topical French current affairs reports from the press and media are used to broaden your interest and knowledge of French culture. We organise trips to a French speaking country, giving students the opportunity to practise their speaking and immerse themselves in the culture.

Year Two (A2)

Units 3 and 4:

Further General Topic Areas are studied:

Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions.

National and international events; past, present and future.

Literature and the arts.

As with AS level, the sources are contemporary. The different aspects of French society are studied in greater depth. You learn how to develop your information seeking skills by undertaking research into a controversial issue of your choice for your oral examination. You have the opportunity to use the Internet and the networked software. You also study French literature to broaden your experience and understanding of French language and culture.


Entry requirements

B at GCSE in French.


You will take exams in both year 12 and year 13 which assess your speaking, listening and writing skills in French.

Future opportunities

Knowledge of foreign languages is a real asset in many jobs and can lead toexciting careers both in the UK and abroad. French is an important languageinside and outside Europe.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact ARK Globe Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years