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French A-Level at Tavistock Community College

Course description

The first year of this course is an AS level qualification and consists of 2 units of study. The student may continue to study for a second year in order to gain an A2 qualification. The following topics will be studied with reference to target language countries as well as in a wider, global context: Leisure and Lifestyles: Including travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living – health and nutrition, diet and exercise; unhealthy living - drugs, aids, smoking, alcohol. The Individual and Society: Including relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions and trends etc.), education, vocational training and future career. The specification for AS and A2 level French is designed to encourage students to: • Develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for language learning. • Develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres. • Communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes. • Develop awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the language is spoken. • Derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning. • Acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment. • Communicate with speakers of the language.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades including a B grade in French GCSE


One oral exam (10-15 minutes) in April/May and one written paper (Listening, reading and writing of 2 ½ hours) in May/June.

Future opportunities

A straight languages degree or a combined language plus another subject. Equally, being able to offer a language at AS level opens the door to many high level courses at University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tavistock Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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