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French at Bishop Luffa School

Course description

A foreign language is a key to open doors to other worlds. It enables students to develop a broader choice of AS courses, asit covers many topics taught in other areas, such as History, Geography, Science, Literature, Economics and ReligiousStudies. It is useful in the working world as many companies have international links and prefer employees with knowledge ofanother language. It is also a challenging academic exercise, highly valued at university level, and it is enjoyable. Students taking a modern foreign language in the Sixth Form will be able to build on their experience at GCSE by increasing their linguistic competence and their selfconfidence to express their ideas inanother language. They will gain a more detailed insight into the culture of French speaking countries, improve their generalcommunication and research skills and also learn much about other issues in the world about us.

AS Level
The topic areas are:

  • Youth culture and concerns
  • Lifestyle: health and fitness
  • The world around us
  • Education and employment
    A2 Level
    The topic areas are the same as for AS with the following additions:
  • Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions
  • National and international events
  • Literature and the arts

  • Entry requirements

    Anyone intending to take French at AS or A Level will normally be expected to have achieved a grade A or A* at GCSE, although occasionally a grade B will suffice to start the course.

    How to apply

    If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Luffa School directly.

    Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years