French AS/A Level at Stoke Newington School
The course is designed to provide you with an extensive knowledge of French society and culture as well as enhancing your ability in the French language. It will enable you to understand and communicate in a variety of contexts and to a range of audiences.
The A level course builds on the foundations of the AS content. The aim is to provide a motivating course of study that allows students to develop an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of language and culture. The A level qualification will also help to prepare students for higher education
Paper 1 (40%):
This paper involves listening, reading and translation into English. It draws on vocabulary and structures across all themes studied. Students will be required to respond appropriately to texts and listening passages from a variety of sources and contexts
Paper 2 (30%):
This paper involves another translation element, and two essays on either two literary texts, or one literary text and one film. The literary texts range from classic and contemporary novels to short stories and plays. The films studied are feature length.
Paper 3 (30%):
This paper is the spoken element of the A level qualification. Students will be asked to complete two tasks; a discussion on a theme from the specification, and a presentation and discussion of independent research. Students will be assessed on their ability to interact and communicate effectively, and on their ability to summarise and analyse sources relating to their research subject.
You will need at least a grade B in French at GCSE.
Having an AS or A level in French will greatly increase your employability and enhance your social interaction. You can continue to use and further develop your language skills by taking a language degree course, or a degree course with a language element, such as a BA in European Studies, a BSc in Computing Science with French or a BA in Media Studies with French.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Newington School directly.