What's covered?

This is an advanced level course which aims to develop and extend the skills the student already has in the foreign language. This course enables the students to:

  • develop the knowledge and skills acquired at GCSE level and therefore use French in a wide range of contexts

  • gain a useful insight into another culture and reflect on various aspects of contemporary society

  • enhance their employment prospects, facilitate foreign travel and experience the enjoyment and motivation of improving their linguistic level.

The classes are conducted entirely in French. This syllabus develops the four linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through the medium of text books, TV, listening materials and authentic press sources. Various themes are studied in French including:

Media - TV, advertising and communication technology
Popular Culture - cinema, music and fashion trends
Healthy living/lifestyle - exercise, health and wellbeing and holidays
Family/relationships - relationships within the family, friendships and   marriage/partnerships

If you study the full A2 programme, you will also cover topics on French literature, civilisation and culture.

What do you need?

Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including French at grade 6 or above or equivalent knowledge.

How you are assessed

Homework is set every week and students are expected to conduct regular personal research and keep up to date with French current events. At the end of the year there are two exams: Unit 1 Listening, reading and writing Unit 2 Speaking

All students will need to buy course books which will provide much of the material for lessons and for homework. Students will be given lots of listening and speaking practice and will be taught in a relaxed and friendly environment.

How Long?

2 years (AS level 1 year)

What course next?

You can go on to university where your language skills can be further developed or into employment.

What could this lead to?

Good Modern Language skills are important for many reasons. Our range of courses is designed to equip learners with the skills they need for both their personal and working lives.

Choose from the following options

Many students are entitled to a reduction in tuition fees on many of our courses, which can dramatically reduce the overall cost of the course. More information can be found on our course fee reductions page. Financial support, loans and instalment plans are also available to eligible students.

Contact us on 01753 793288 to check whether you might be eligible for a reduced fee.

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