Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
In our French A Level the Main Skills Developed
An integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society.
A range of transferable skills are fostered including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society.
Students following this specification will develop their language knowledge, understanding and skills through:
using language spontaneously
listening and responding to spoken passages
reading and responding to a variety of texts
understanding the main points, gist and detail from spoken and written material
inferring meaning from complex spoken and written material, including factual and abstract content
summarising information from spoken and written sources, reporting key points and subject matter in speech and writing
translating an unseen passage from French into English, and
from English into French.
Social Issues and Trends:
Family Life , Cyber society , Volunteering , Multicultural Society , Life for the Marginalised & Crime
Political and Artistic Culture: Cultural Heritage , Francophone Music , Cinema , Teenagers and politics , Demonstrations , Politics and Immigration
Works: Literature and Film
Individual Research Project
How will it be delivered?
The A Level comprises three compulsory assessment units:
Paper 1: Listening, Reading, Translation into English, and into French (50% of final mark)
Paper 2: Written exam (2 questions based on a set film and set text.) (20% of final mark)
Paper 3: Oral exam (Individual Research Project, and discussion of a sub-theme.) (30% of final mark)
Overall Entry Requirements:
6 GCSE's at grade 4 or above including an English and Maths.
Course Specific Entry Requirements:
Students need to achieve at least a GCSE grade 6 in French plus at least a GCSE grade 5 in English Literature due to the demands of the written paper.