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Modern Foreign Languages: Key Stage 5

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO TAKE A-LEVEL FRENCH?

You should have a grade 6 or higher at GCSE before starting the course. You need to have an interest in the foreign language as well as a desire to learn about the countries and cultures where that language is spoken. You should have good listening skills and a desire to communicate spontaneously verbally and in writing.

 

WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU DEVELOP?

  1. You will gain a greater understanding of the countries and cultures where the language you are studying is spoken.
  2. You will develop key skills for communication and listening at a higher level.
  3. You will discover more about how language works.
  4. You will gain confidence in your use of the language.

 

HOW IS THE COURSE STRUCTURED?

There will be regular opportunities to practise the four skills of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.  The examination material will be drawn from the following topic areas:

  • Aspects of French speaking society, including the changing nature of family, cyber-society, youth culture and heritage.
  • Artistic culture in the French speaking world, including music, cinema, art and architecture.
  • Study of a book and film in the target language.
  • Social issues in the French speaking world, including multiculturalism, integration and racism. 
  • Politics in the French-speaking world, immigration, strikes and unions.
  • Independent Research Project.

A2 French - http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/french-7652

 

WHERE THE COURSE COULD TAKE YOU?

An A Level language qualification can lead to further study up to and beyond degree level. Employment possibilities are many and varied ranging from teaching, following a degree course, to working for a company in the UK or abroad, which has links with France or French speaking countries. Employers in a wide range of industries such as tourism or some retail outlets welcome staff with language expertise.