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Qualification

A Level

Why study this course?

• If you want to further develop the language skills you have acquired so far

• If you want to make yourself more employable - more and more employers are looking to take on personnel with good communication skills in French

• If you want to impress universities/employers - A level French is a highly valued qualification • If you enjoy learning about a different culture

Potential careers:

• Tourism and travel services

• Media

• Translation and interpreting Services

• Banks and insurance companies

• Government

• International non-profit organisations

• Publishing companies • Ministry of Defence

• Representatives in foreign companies

• Health services

• Social services

• Immigration services

• Primary, secondary education, universities and colleges

Assessment

• A speaking exam and two exams comprising listening/ reading and writing.

Course content

Aspects of French-speaking Society: Current trends

• The changing nature of 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

Aspects of Political Life:

• Teenagers and the Right to Vote

• Demonstrations, Strikes

• Politics and Immigration.

• Grammatical knowledge

• Study of a work of literature

• Study of a film

Staff contacts:

Mrs S Key or Mrs S O’Hagan