The course aims to broaden knowledge and understanding of French grammar, vocabulary and culture in order to develop the ability to understand and respond with confidence. The AQA A-level course offers flexibility in that students are encouraged to research a topic of their own choice from popular culture and the arts.
Knowledge of another culture and a second language. Possible trips to France. As part of a work experience, A-Level students will also have the opportunity to plan and undertake French workshops within the school for small groups of KS3 students.
Listening, Reading & Writing. Aspects of French-speaking society: Current trends. Aspects of French-speaking society:
Current issues. Artistic culture in the French-speaking world. Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world.
Written exam: 2 hrs 30 minutes
Writing one text or one film from the lists in the specification. Written exam: 2 hours
Speaking -Individual research project. One of four sub-themes ie Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends,
Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues, Artistic culture in the French speaking world, Aspects of political life in the
French-speaking world. Oral exam: 21 – 23 minutes (inc 5 minutes’ preparation time)
2 Year Course- Normally 5 GCSE grades 9 – 4, including Maths and English minimum grade 4 and French at grade 5