|Course Name: French A Level
What will you study?
You will study a number of topics that are increasingly relevant to the world we live in.
- Artistic Culture in the French-speaking world
- Aspects of Political Life in the French-speaking world
- Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends & current issues
- Film: La Haine (Mathieu Kassovitz)
- Literary Text: Un Sac De Billes (Joseph Joffo)
What skills will you develop?
A level French builds upon your existing knowledge gained at GCSE, giving you a sound understanding of using French in a variety of contexts and situations. The emphasis of the A level French course focuses on improving communication through different means as well as being able to use it in a variety of situations.
The broad range of skills that you gain from studying French at A level are incredibly important tools to have, complementing a whole variety of other subjects. This includes:
- Increased fluency, accuracy and precision in French
- Using a range of key expressions and structures
- Using language spontaneously; asking and answering questions
- Presenting viewpoints and developing arguments
- Analysing, evaluating and pursuading
- Using a range of expression – including the list of grammar
- Using self-correction and repair strategies
- Reading and responding to a variety of texts
- Understanding the main points, gist and inferring
- Researching and using case studies/evidence to justify arguments
- Summarising information
- Translating from French to English and English to French
How will you be assessed?
Paper 1 - Listening, reading and writing
- Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes - 50% of A-level
Paper 2 - Writing
- Written exam: 2 hours - 20% of A-level
Paper 3 - Speaking
- Speaking exam: 21–23 minutes (including 5 minutes preparation time) - 30% of A-level