The course is built around the following core content; social issues and trends, political and artistic culture and grammar. Students will also have the choice of studying French literary texts and films.
Students build upon the skills that they have acquired at GCSE level, and learn and understand how to express themselves more fluently in French. French and the French speaking world are studied in depth and students will gain an appreciation of the culture, geography and history behind the language.
Immersion into the language is vital and therefore we encourage students to watch French films, listen to French music, participate in lively debate and do their own individual research. Our students also have the opportunity to take part in French Topic Days and to cook and sample French cuisine!
Social Issues and trends in French society.
Political and artistic culture
All sections of the course are assessed by examination as outlined below.
Paper 1- Listening, reading and writing (40%)
Paper 2- Writing (30%)
Paper 3- Speaking (30%)
The course lays the foundation for any further study of languages or related subjects in higher education. Possible careers include: Business, Management, Banking, Teaching, Translating and the Tourist Industry.