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French A Level at Arnold Hill Academy

Course description

Why study this course?

Students will enhance their linguistic skills and promote and develop their capacity for critical thinking on the basis of their knowledge and understanding of the language, culture and society of France. They develop control of the language system to convey meaning, using spoken and written skills, including an extended range of vocabulary. They are encouraged to be confident, accurate and independent users of the language, developing their ability to interact effectively with users of the language in speech and in writing. This will include the use of online media, developing language learning skills and strategies, engaging critically with intellectually stimulating texts, films and other materials in the original language. Assessment is linear in the form of three examinations; one speaking, one writing, and one listening, reading and writing.

What support and enrichment will I get?

Small class sizes ensure that support is highly tailored to students’ individual requirements. Trips offered by external agencies who can deal with small numbers are advertised and encouraged.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard entry requirements for the Sixth Form, students should have studied GCSE French at Key Stage 4, achieving a grade B or better.

Future opportunities

French is a subject that combines well with any other course at University as part of a joint honours degree which will offer a year of study or work abroad. It fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society. The content is suitable for students who wish to progress to employment or to further study, including a Modern Languages degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Arnold Hill Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years