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Languages - French - A Level AQA

Develop your linguistic competence and knowledge of contemporary French culture and society through stimulating topics of genuine relevance to young adults, in a course that is highly valued by businesses and H.E. institutions. The individual research project for the speaking exam at A Level will allow you to explore a subject of particular personal interest relating to France or the French-speaking world.

Year 1
Unit 3.1.1 – Aspects of French –speaking society: current trends
The changing nature of family; the "cyber-society"; the place of voluntary work.
Unit 3.2.1 – Artistic culture in the French –speaking world
A culture proud of its heritage; contemporary francophone music; cinema: the 7th art form
Unit 3.3 – Grammar
Unit 3.4 - 1/2 - Literary text or film

Year 2
Unit 3.1.2 – Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
Positive features of a diverse society; life for the marginalized; how criminals are treated
Unit 3.2.2 – Aspects of political life in the French –speaking world
Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment; demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power, politics and
Unit 3.3 - Grammar
Unit 3.4.1/2 - Literary text or film
Unit 3.5 – Independent research project

Taught Through:

Grammar transition (GCSE to year one and two); advanced listening - authentic news/DVD/film; advanced reading - authentic on-line texts; topic specific vocabulary; translation techniques; independent research; discussion; self/peer assessment; presentations; documentaries.

What could you be?
Business Executive; International Lawyer; Banking and Finance; Translator; Journalist; Teacher; Government Services; Engineering; Travel Services.
Where could you go?
Most universities offer a variety of language degree courses. As an EU citizen, you also have the right to study anywhere within Europe.
Recent student destinations: Herriot-Watt - German/French Translation; University of York - German/English, German/Maths; University of Bath - Languages & European Studies; University of Leeds - Linguistics & French.

Entry Recommendations:
Grade 6 or above in French GCSE.
Year 1: 100% exams
Year 2: 100% exams

Edwige Calloch
Steffi Osborne

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