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French A Level at Queen Katharine Academy

Course description

A-level French helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in French and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.

This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to write and speak in French with accurate grammar and syntax for a range of purposes and to understand written or spoken French in a variety of contexts and genres.

This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE French or the AQA Certificate in French and who wish to study French at a higher level.

Course content

A-level French helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in French and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.

This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to write and speak in French with accurate grammar and syntax for a range of purposes and to understand written or spoken French in a variety of contexts and genres.

This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE French or the AQA Certificate in French and who wish to study French at a higher level.

Entry requirements

You'll need 5 A* to C grades at GSCE or equivelant. One of these must be in French at grade B or above.

Assessment

You will sit 2 exams, one of which is 2 hours long. This incorporates listening, reading and writing tasks. The other is a 35 minute speaking test. There is a 20 minute preperation period and a 15 minute speaking assessment which is recorded. These take place in May/ June.

Future opportunities

Advanced level MFL could lead to a variety of degree courses involving languages, including some applied ones. Many have placements abroad and some even have 3 in different countries. There is a wealth of employment oppurtunities. Media, Banking, Accountancy, Estate Management, Translation, Interpreting, Travel and Tourism, Business and teaching, to name but a few.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 15 November 2015
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