French - A Level (AQA)apply now Options
|Course Title||French - A Level (AQA)|
|Start Date||9th September 2019|
|Fees||Fee details on enquiry. All learners are fee-assessed at enrolment|
About the Course
A levels are subject-based qualifications that can lead to university, further study, training, or work. You can choose to study three A levels over two years or a combination of A Levels and vocational A Level equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Certificates (equivalent to an AS)/ Extended Certificates (equivalent to a whole A Level).
General A-Level entry requirements: Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and a written subject (not including Languages). Additional entry requirements: Grade 5 or above in GCSE French. You will also need a good reference.You may also wish to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) during your second year. When choosing A levels subjects it is important to consider what you are likely to enjoy and be good at. If you enjoy a subject or have an ability in it already, you are more likely to do well. Also if you have a particular career, job, or further study in mind, you may need to choose specific subjects in order to meet entry requirements.
What you will study
A-level French builds upon your existing knowledge gained at GCSE, giving you a sound understanding of using your language in a variety of contexts and situations - at home, abroad, with friends or in the workplace.
The emphasis of the A-level language course focuses on improving communication in your foreign language through different means as well as being able to use it in a variety of situations, developing your key skills areas and most importantly to encourage you to fall in love with learning languages. The A-level modern language course is structured so that you’ll study topical modules each year which will form the basis of the reading, writing and listening exams and also the speaking test. You will also do some translating during the course. There is no coursework for this A-level. The topics that you’ll cover are really varied so you will not only greatly improve your language speaking and writing ability and increase your knowledge of vocabulary - but you’ll also learn about culture, history, literature, society, the environment and lifestyle.
The aim of the A-level modern language course is to help you to develop an interest in speaking a foreign language, to gain awareness of the need to speak foreign languages, to appreciate the nature and diversity of different cultures and people and to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and employment.
During the 1st year there will be 5 formal internal assessments which you will need to pass in order to progress into the 2nd year. At the end of the 2nd year there are three public examinations, one of which is an oral exam. There is no coursework element.
Progress to a wide range of degree and other higher education courses, apprenticeships or employment. This A-Level provides a good base if you are intending to study subjects at university such as Modern Languages, International relations, or Hospitality. It is also useful if you wish to pursue a career as a translator/ interpreter, proof reader/ editor or journalist.
General A-Level entry requirements: Three GCSEs at grade 5 or above plus two further GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and a written subject (not including Languages). Additional entry requirements: Grade 5 or above in GCSE French. You will also need a good reference.
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