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EXAM BOARD: AQA

PROVISIONAL COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
You should have achieved an Average Point Score across all your GCSE subjects of 4+ and at least grade 6 in GCSE French.

AIM OF THE COURSE
French A Level provides an engaging and exciting opportunity for students to build on their previous study of French. Students will be able to develop their linguistic knowledge and cultural understanding of the countries/communities where the language is spoken. An opportunity to study literature and film will allow students to undertake a deeper analysis of language structures and increase their cultural awareness as part of an integrated approach to language learning. A strong focus is placed on building students' confidence and fluency in spoken French using relevant and topical themes. The requirement to research an area of personal interest related to the country/communities where French is spoken will enhance students' cultural appreciation and enable them to gain a greater awareness of intercultural differences.

A Level SUMMARY
Component 1 Listening, Reading and Writing 50%
Component 2 Writing about a Film and a Literary Text 20%
Component 3 Speaking 30%

Please speak to Mrs Bell or Miss Radinez for further information about the course.

CAREER PROSPECTS
You can combine French A Level with any other subject, such as a humanities or a science subject or English. Many universities are looking for students who have an A Level in a Modern Foreign Language as evidence of a broad range of skills. French A Level will give you greater access into employment in industry, business, management and the Civil Service, amongst many others.  

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