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 2019 - 20
A LEVEL GRAMMAR REVISION
Session 1- Wednesday 23rd October 2019 (B28)
Present tense / Depuis / Venir de
Session 2 - Thursday 21st November 2019 (B32)
Exam Practice: Translation
Session 3 - Monday 16th December 2019 (C6)
Perfect tense + Preceding Direct Object Pronoun + Après avoir etc / Imperfect
Session 4 – Monday 3rd February 2020 (B34)
Subjunctive / Present participle / Dont/lequel etc
Session 5 - Thursday 5th March 2020 (B31)
Conditional / Cond perfect / Future / Future perfect