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French A Level at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School

Course description

This is a topic-based course. Work in class involves mainly listening and reading activities leading to oral discussion and role-play. Written work is developed in class as well as part of homework. Students need to be prepared to take an active part in the lessons whether in pairs, group work or whole-class work. Their ability to communicate ideas accurately in written French is developed by means of a comprehensive grammar programme. In order to develop confidence and fluency in speaking French, additional sessions are arranged with the French Assistant. Students are expected to learn and revise vocabulary and undertake additional reading and research in their own time.

Course content

Course Content:

Subject Content – AS in more detail Media Television, Advertising, Communication Technology Popular Culture Cinema, Music, Fashion/Trends, Leisure Healthy Living Sport/Exercise, Health & Well-Being, Holidays Family/Relationships Family Life, Friendships, Marriage/Partnerships 

Subject Content – A2 in more detail Environment Pollution, Energy, Protecting the Planet The Multicultural Society Immigration, Integration, Racism Social Issues Wealth & Poverty, Law & Order, Scientific & Technological Progress / Ethics

Plus the study of 2 topics from the 5 below; Cultural Topics • A target language-speaking region / community • A period of Twentieth Century history • A novelist / author • A dramatist / poet • A director / painter / musician

Entry requirements

B Grade in French is required in addition to normal entry requirements.


Various assessments.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2015

Key information

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