Modern Foreign Languages - French A level (See Option Blocks on our website)

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code ND18
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A-level. This is a two year course, based around the core topics studied: Social Issues and Trends, Political and Artistic Culture, and grammar. A-level also involves the in-depth study and analysis of a literary text and a film. All four linguistic skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing are studied and assessed, allowing students to become very confident in their use of the foreign language topics.

 

Modern Language A-levels combine well with any other subject at Notre Dame High Sixth Form and complement a well-balanced education. The course develops essential skills of communication and is an ideal option for students who have an enthusiasm for language learning and a willingness to participate in discussions and debates. Reading and researching contemporary resources, such as newspaper articles, the internet and video-clips, forms an integral part of the course. If you prefer working in smaller groups, there will be opportunities to practise speaking with a language assistant. There are opportunities for students who are interested in travelling abroad to take part in study visits or work experience.

Details

A-level. This is a two year course, based around the core topics studied: Social Issues and Trends, Political and Artistic Culture, and grammar. A-level also involves the in-depth study and analysis of a literary text and a film. All four linguistic skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing are studied and assessed, allowing students to become very confident in their use of the foreign language topics.

 

Modern Language A-levels combine well with any other subject at Notre Dame High Sixth Form and complement a well-balanced education. The course develops essential skills of communication and is an ideal option for students who have an enthusiasm for language learning and a willingness to participate in discussions and debates. Reading and researching contemporary resources, such as newspaper articles, the internet and video-clips, forms an integral part of the course. If you prefer working in smaller groups, there will be opportunities to practise speaking with a language assistant. There are opportunities for students who are interested in travelling abroad to take part in study visits or work experience.

How will it be delivered?

How will I be assessed?

 

 

 

 

 

A LEVEL Examination

 

 

Paper 1

 

2� hours

Reading & Listening comprehension, Writing.

Translation into English

Translation into Spanish/ French

50% of total A-level

 

Content:

Current trends and issues studied

Spanish/French culture & political life

Grammar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paper 2

2 hours

 

Content:

Extended critical & analytical essays on one text AND one film or two texts

 

 

 

Writing

20% of total A level

 

 

 

 

Paper 3

 

21-23 minutes ( including 5 minutes preparation time)

 

Speaking

30% of total A-level

 

Content:

Stimulus card based discussion on a sub-theme.

Presentation and discussion of Individual Research Project

Examination conducted by visiting or teacher examiner

 

 

 

Entry requirements

We offer A-levels in French and Spanish to those students who have completed a GCSE course. We recommend a grade 6 or above at GCSE in the language you will be studying.

(See Option Blocks on our website)

Your next steps...

  • An A-level in a language is an essential qualification for students wishing to pursue their study of foreign languages in Higher Education.

 

  • Taking an A-level in a foreign language is not restricted to people who want to go on to university to study languages or other arts subjects. Many Higher Education courses now contain a language module and this is becoming a popular option or even a requirement.
  • Students of other disciplines e.g. Medicine, are finding that some university departments prefer students with post-GCSE foreign languages. Study of a modern foreign language at A-level also enables you to take advantage of the many opportunities in Europe and beyond.
  • Linguistic skills can enhance career and employment prospects both at home and abroad due to the increased trade and business communication across continents.

Whatever your future holds, you will need to be able to communicate with people at all levels, not only about professional matters, but also on a social level. A language qualification could be your trump card, so why not study languages at Advanced level?