AS/A2 Level Modern Foreign Language: French at Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School - a Science College
Students will study five broad topic areas. Topic areas one to three form the basis for the AS course. Areas four and five are also required for A2 assessment. 1) Day to day matters. 2) Society. 3) The working world. 4) The environment and Citizenship. 5) The international context.
The AS course will cover:
- Media: TV, advertising and communication technology
- Popular culture: cinema, music and fashion/trends
- Healthy living/lifestyle: sport/exercise, health and well-being and holidays
- Family/relationships: relationships within the family, friendships and marriage/partnerships.
The A2 course will cover:
- Environment: pollution, energy and protecting the planet
- The multi-cultural society: immigration, integration and racism
- Contemporary social issues: wealth and poverty, law and order and the impact of scientific and technological progress
- Cultural topic: the study of a target language speaking region/community or the study of a period of 20th century history from a target language-speaking country/community or the study of a novelist/dramatist/poet from a target language-speaking country/community or the study of a director/architect/musician/painter from a target language-speaking country/ community.
Minimum requirement to study French at AS/A2 is grade B at GCSE.
We use the Nelson Thornes course which is written specifically for AQA and which includes online resources which students can use independently.
Listening, Reading and Writing -70% of total AS/ 35% of total A Level marks (2 hours)
Speaking Test - 30% of total AS/ 15% of total A Level marks (35 minutes including 20 minutes preparation time)
Listening, Reading and Writing -35% of total A Level marks (2 hours 30 minutes)
Speaking Test -15% of total A Level marks (35 minutes including 20 minutes preparation time)
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Griffin Catholic High School - a Science College directly.