Students will gain a profound understanding of French. Not only will you know more about the mechanics of the language, but also about how people live and use language on a day to day basis. The topics are based around lifestyle and social issues which you will be interested in. Communication is a vital skill and communication in a foreign language is highly desirable to both employers and universities.
Students will study topics which relate to social issues and trends, political and artistic culture, grammar and literary texts and films in French speaking countries. Component 1 is a comprehension exam testing skills of listening, reading, a translation into English and a translation into French. Component 2 is a writing exam, testing the skills of writing on a literary text. Component 3 is a speaking exam.
GCSE grade 6 in French is required.
A language is a facilitating subject for entry to the top universities. It is very useful for a full range of career paths and will be impressive on any job or university application, as well as opening up employment possibilities in other countries.