FRENCH

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WHY STUDY FRENCH?

If you have a talent for learning languages, then you might want to consider studying French at A-Level. With our world becoming more globalised by the day, the ability to speak another language, even if only to A-Level, can open many doors in your career and academic life. Studying French at A-Level, not only improves your language skills, but it provides you with insights into France’s history and culture. If you do plan on travelling after school this knowledge will truly enhance your experience. For example, you could take a gap year in various French-speaking countries across the world. It will also provide you with opportunities to work abroad in summer camps, where you can truly put your language skills to good use.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Social issues and trends - Aspect of French-speaking society: current trends and issues

  • Political and artistic culture - Aspects of political life and artistic culture in the French-speaking world

  • Grammar

  • Works: literary texts and films

  • Individual research project

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES:

Click on ‘langue française’ followed by ‘apprendre le français’- wide range of interactive materials to develop vocab and grammar​

 

Click on ‘langue française’ followed by ‘7 jours sur la planète’- a video clip with a weekly roundup of the world news in French with interactive activities pitched at a range of levels to test understanding

Free after 4pm and at weekends- range of year 12 and 13 listening, reading, grammar and vocab resources on a variety of topics

ASSESSMENTS

Exam Papers

Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing 

2hrs 30mins (50%)

Paper 2: Writing  

2hrs (20%)

Paper 3: Speaking

21-23mins (30%)

HIGHER EDUCATION ROUTES

Languages / Business / History / Politics / Law / English 

 

It can also be useful if you wish to study in a university abroad like France, Canada (Québec), Belgium or Switzerland.

POTENTIAL CAREERS

French Teacher / French Tutor / Translator / Travel Agent / Airline Crew / Holiday Representative / Marketing / PR / Aerospace Industry

EXAM BOARD: AQA

COURSE CODE: 7652

COURSE TYPE: A Level