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FRENCH ‘A’ LEVEL


Description of subject:
You will build on the basic communication skills learnt at GCSE to cover a much broader and more exciting range of topics of global interest.
Grammar will be studied alongside the topics, allowing you to apply knowledge in your own use of the language. The language is both the subject studied and the medium through which you will deepen your understanding of wider issues. In addition to your French lessons, you will have individual time with a Foreign Language Assistant. Students may also undertake work experience in France.
At AS Level you will study:

  • Leisure and Lifestyles (culture, media, healthy living)
  • The Individual and Society (relationships, education, gender issues)

There are two exams at the end of each year: an oral exam (with an external examiner) and a listening, reading and writing paper. There is no coursework.
A qualification at AS or A Level will improve your employment prospects, in particular with companies who have international branches. Over 60% of British trade is done with non-English speaking countries. Whatever you study, a language is a skill that will give you the edge over other applicants for the same job or University course.
The themes studied for A level are the same for Spanish and French. Each student benefits from a one-hour one-to-one lesson with the Assistant every other week.
AS (year 12)

  • Leisure and Lifestyles, including travel & tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living – health & nutrition, diet & exercise; unhealthy living - drugs, aids, smoking, alcohol, etc.
  • The Individual and Society, including relationships & responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions and trends etc.), education, vocational training & future careers.

SPANISH ‘A’ LEVEL


Description of subject:
You will build on the basic communication skills learnt at GCSE to cover a much broader and more exciting range of topics of global interest.
Grammar will be studied alongside the topics, allowing you to apply knowledge in your own use of the language. The language is both the subject studied and the medium through which you will deepen your understanding of wider issues. In addition to your Spanish lessons, you will have individual time with a Foreign Language Assistant. Students may also undertake work experience in Spain.
At AS Level you will study:

  • Leisure and Lifestyles (culture, media, healthy living)
  • The Individual and Society (relationships, education, gender issues)

There are two exams at the end of each year: an oral exam (with an external examiner) and a listening, reading and writing paper. There is no coursework.
A qualification at AS or A Level will improve your employment prospects, in particular with companies who have international branches. Over 60% of British trade is done with non-English speaking countries. Whatever you study, a language is a skill that will give you the edge over other applicants for the same job or University course.