The French A-Level is changing from September 2016, and becoming a linear subject. We have decided to use the AQA board for teaching from September 2016.
What does the course involve?
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We will study the film “Au Revoir les Enfants”
We will also study a literary text, still to be decided and students will undertake an Individual Research Project
How will you learn?
Please speak to a member of the French department the school’s Open Evening.
What exams and coursework are involved?
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Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing (including translation out of French)
|Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing (including translation into and out of French)
Paper 2: Writing Exam (one essay on the set film, one essay on the set text)
Paper 3: Speaking Exam,
What are the entry requirements?
The entry requirement to take French A-Level will be a B grade in French at GCSE.
What could you do after completing the course?
An A level in French can lead of course to study at University level. Languages can be combined with almost anything and new ones started from scratch. Other possibilities are bilingual secretarial courses, travel and tourism, teaching and qualifications linking languages with business. The need for a skill combined with the ability to speak a language is increasingly in demand in many types of employment such as the Civil Service, Law, Accountancy, Hotel and Catering. Britain is desperately short of well qualified graduates with language skills. Employment opportunities for those who study a language, especially when combined with something else, are good.