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French A Level at Claremont High School Academy

Course description

What do we study at AS?

The aim of the A-Level course in French is to develop further the linguistic skills of comprehension and expression, both written and spoken, in order to be able to use French and to extend further the students’ knowledge of France, its way of life, its literature and general civilisation.

  • Media – TV, Advertising, Communication Technology
  • Popular Culture – Cinema, Music, Fashion trends
  • Healthy Living/Lifestyle - Sport and Exercise
  • Media – TV, Advertising, Communication Technology
  • Family Relationships - Relationships within the family, Friendships

What do we study at A2?

  • The Environment: pollution, energy and protecting the planet
  • Multicultural society: immigration, integration and racism
  • Contemporary social problems: wealth and poverty, public order, advantages and drawbacks of science and technology
  • Literature and the Arts.

Unit 3 Research, Understanding and Written Response in French

This unit requires students to demonstrate skills in advanced-level French Listening and Reading and translating English into French and French into English. The unit also requires students to demonstrate evidence of independent, advanced-level French language reading and research of a chosen play, film, artist or topic area that links to the culture and/or society of a French-speaking country, countries or community and produce a written response on this cultural aspect in the form of an essay.

Unit 4 Understanding and Spoken Response in French

This unit requires students to demonstrate Advanced-level skills in spoken French, discussing material presented on a stimulus card and by having a conversation on any of the topics studied during the A2 course. They will be expected to interact effectively with the examiner, defend their views and sustain discussion.

Why study French at Claremont?

  • Weekly small group lessons with the resident French assistant
  • Extra-curricular activities: Cinema trips, French Film Club
  • Small classes– more personalised tuition
  • Work experience trip to France with other students

Entry requirements

B in French at Higher level

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Claremont High School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

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

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