French A Level -

FRENCH

EDEXCEL 9FR0

WHY STUDY FRENCH?

This course will appeal to students who: are good at languages; are interested in communication; enjoy learning about other cultures and ways of life; are interested in the business world, in travel or tourism.

The course helps students build on skills learned at GCSE. They gain an insight into another culture and society, communicate facts and ideas in both speech and writing and learn to understand a huge variety of written and spoken sources. It also favours students’ applications to the top universities.

THE A LEVEL PROGRAMME OF STUDY

·         Listening, reading and translation (40%)

·         Writing (30%)

·         Speaking (30%)

Topic areas:

·         Immigration

·         The French National Front

·         France in WW2

·         French society

·         Music

·         Festivals and traditions

·         Family

·         Media

·         Education and work

·         Politics

HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course can lead onto higher education in French, Languages or more general higher education courses. Students could combine French at university with other subjects such as Business Management Law, Business Studies, Accounting, Journalism, Media Studies and many other subjects. With further training, they could go into a job related to French or Languages such as teacher, translator, or they may wish to use their French to study or work over in France. An ability to speak French and English is an advantage on the international job market. As the world’s fifth biggest economy and number-three destination for foreign investment, France is a key economic partner. 

CURRENT STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVES

“I picked French A Level because I want to become a corporate lawyer for French and English companies.”

 - Henry Wright Year 13

“French has always been my favourite subject as I have always enjoyed learning languages. Taking French at A Level gives you skills you can use later in life.” - Rosie Tompkins Year 13

SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will be expected to have achieved grade B in GCSE French and to have sufficient linguistic ability to meet the demands of the course. Grade 4 or higher is also required in mathematics and English at GCSE.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION please contact Mrs V Allanson-Delcroix vad@sandon.essex.sch.uk