French - Year 12 and 13
French A level - WJEC - specification code A800QS
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This is a two year course leading to a full A level in French.
As well as timetabled French lessons, students are also required to spend up to 30 minutes each week with a French language assistant to improve confidence in the oral element of the examination.
The course teaches students to communicate in the written and spoken language. There is also a strong emphasis on developing an understanding of the social, cultural and commercial background of France and other French speaking countries.
Students are assessed at the end of the 2 years through an oral examination (30%), a listening, reading, translation paper (50%) and a writing paper (novel and film) (20%).
Lessons are interactive with a strong emphasis on speaking and writing skills. Extended writing tasks are frequently set for homework, relating strongly to work covered in class. Students are also encouraged to read and listen to French independently and travel to France, if possible.
Key dates 2018
Spring term 2018
|Year group||What students will be learning||Revision/ catch-up sessions|
|Year 12||Education/ world of work/ heritage/
8 March, 12 April in MFL block- details from teachers
|Year 13||L’Etranger novel/ Au revoir les enfants film||8 March, 12 April in MFL block - details from teacher|