French

A Level

COURSE OVERVIEW

Subject content:

  • Social issues and trends – AS
  • Political and artistic culture – A2
  • Grammar
  • Cultural topics
  • Works: Literary texts and films

Film, Au Revoir Les Enfants – AS Book, Un sac de billes, Joseph Joffo – A2

Year 1

Introduction to reading and listening skills developed through theme-related texts and materials plus the study of a film. Framework for developing:

  • Vocabulary
  • Comprehension skills
  • Essay-writing skills in the context of chosen work
  • Speaking skills
  • Translation skills, both from and into the target language

Year 2

Practice in:

  • Speaking
  • Comprehension skills
  • Transfer of meaning skills linked to the themes in the second year programme

 

This will provide the framework for the study of the second cultural work, the essay-writing assessment and the independent project research.

Curriculum:

As a student of French, you will play an active role in the world in which you live and master the language of French. Culturally you will form and express opinions, but also be able to understand those of others and from where their viewpoints arise. By providing an immersive language that evokes passion, cultural awareness and communication skills it will allow you to access the wider world. The course will help to create learners that are resilient, open-minded, empowered to communicate in reading, listening, writing, translation and speaking with self-agency.

Progression

BA degree in Modern Languages; combined courses such as French with politics, French with international management, with tourism, etc.

Careers

Journalist; interpreter; publisher; teacher; translator; tour guide; diplomat; banker; buyer; job in industry.

Additional Entry Requirements

Grade 5 in French.

Assessment

External summer examinations in speaking, listening, reading and writing in French.

Opportunities for work related activities

Taster day at UWE with Routes into Languages to find out more about MFL study in HE. 4-day visit to Paris at Easter.