Head of Department: Ms. Y. Sperry
Three members of staff deliver the A level courses. All are rated "outstanding" teachers and have excellent linguistic and subject knowledge with over 20 years experience teaching MFL.
Students have access to a large variety of commercial and teacher-produced resources. All students access audio material on individual i-pods and have individual and constant access to digital and interent resources via individual i-pads. One-one teacher coaching for speaking and individual and personalised feedback for all skills.
Summary of Subject Content:
• Being a young person in French-speaking society
• Understanding the French-speaking world
• Diversity and Difference
• France 1940-1950: The Occupation and post-war years June 1940–May 1945
"Les Choristes", a feature film by the director Christophe Barratier
"L'Etranger" – a novel by Albert Camus
Component 1. Speaking (21-23 minutes) (30% of A-level)
Task 1- Presentation and discussion of an independent research topic of an aspect that interests you related to the countries or communities where French is spoken.
Task 2 – Discussion based on a written stimulus
Component 2. Listening, Reading & Translation (2h30) (50% of A-level)
Listening – True/False answers, multiple choice answers, answers to questions in French
Reading – Gap fill tasks and answers to questions in French
Translation – One translation into English. One translation into French. (100 words each)
Component 3. Critical response in writing. (2 hours) (20% of A-level)
Two essays of 300 words each; on the film and one on the novel in which you write a critical response referring to characters, themes, structure and social & historical context.
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