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Ms J L Hamill (Headteacher)
45-65 Oaks Lane, Newbury Park
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A-Level French



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Examining Body: AQA Specification No: AQA A-LEVEL – 7652

 


Entry Requirements:

Grade 6 in GCSE French


Synopsis of Content:

Following on from GCSE French the aims of the course have an intentional stress on communication. An emphasis is placed upon enabling and encouraging students to:
• develop understanding of the spoken and written forms of the foreign language from a variety of authentic materials.
• communicate confidently, clearly and imaginatively in the foreign language;
• develop critical insights into, and contact with, the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the foreign language is spoken
• develop positive attitudes and sensitivity to foreign language learning.

Unit 1 – YEAR 1 Listening, reading and writing in French:

Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends

The changing nature of the family

The “Cyber society”

The place of voluntary work

Artistic culture in the French-speaking world

A culture proud of its heritage

Contemporary francophone music

Cinema: the 7th art form

 

Unit 2– YEAR 1 Writing in French:

Translation into French

Essay question on film studied

 

Unit 3 – YEAR 1 Speaking in French:

One sub theme from Aspects of French-speaking society

One sub theme from Artistic culture in the French-speaking world

 

Unit 1 – YEAR 2 Listening, reading and writing in French:

Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends

The changing nature of the family

The “Cyber society”

The place of voluntary work

Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues

Positive features of a diverse society

Life for the marginalised

How criminals are treated

Artistic culture in the French-speaking world

A culture proud of its heritage

Contemporary francophone music

Cinema: the 7th art form

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 immigration

 

Unit 2 – YEAR 2 Writing in French:

Essay question on text studied

Essay question on film studied

 

Unit 3 – YEAR 2 Speaking in French:

Individual research project

One of four sub themes

 


Assessment Methods / Teaching Methods and Resources

Assessment takes the form of:
- Reading Comprehension:
- Listening Comprehension:
- Translation (French → English and English → French)
- Essay writing
- Oral Work: conversations based on topics studied and presentations


Suitability for Combination

There are no forbidden combinations in this specification.


Progression to Higher Education / Vocational Destinations

The course also provides a suitable foundation for further study and/or practical use of the foreign language. It is a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study for students who do not progress to further study in the subject, as well as a sufficient basis for the further study of foreign languages at degree level or equivalent.

Mr N Pattison – Modern Languages Team Leader
npattison@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Ms A Wild – 2nd I/C (Split Post)
awild@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

Mr P Sanz Ojero – 2nd I/C (Split Post)
psanzojero@oakspark.redbridge.sch.uk

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