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Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title French
Code French
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


In our French A Level the Main Skills Developed are:-

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. 


Course Content

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)

Entry requirements

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. 


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