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French

Syllabus Title: A-LEVEL FRENCH

Examination Board: AQA

Assessment Outline:

Paper 1  Listening, reading and writing  50%

• 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

• Grammar 

Paper 2 Writing 20% • One text and one film • Grammar
Paper 3 Speaking 30%

 • Individual research project

• One of four themes:

 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

The A-level specification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE. It constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society. It fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society. For students studying A Level French, there will be an opportunity for a homestay and study visit or a work experience placement in France. 

Entry Requirements: Students must have achieved a Grade 6 or above in French GCSE. 

Post A Levels: There will be a range of opportunities open to students, enabling them to continue to use and further develop their language skills and knowledge of contemporary society. Some students may choose to pursue degree courses in languages, which include a year abroad, whilst others may decide to study for a language qualification combined with subjects such as the arts, history, social sciences and business. Having a language A Level will improve your employability, in particular with companies which have international links. Whether you are interested in continuing your studies or working in the UK or abroad, a language course will open many doors!