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TAUGHT BY COMMITTED STAFF WITH VALUABLE AND EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE AND SUCCESS IN A-LEVEL TEACHING.
WHAT YOU STUDY
The course involves the study of French language and France through defined topics which are relevant to young people today. Students will develop an insight into the life of French people.
HOW YOU STUDY
Many of the lessons are delivered in the target language and students are encouraged to express their ideas on given topics. It is expected that students will develop their vocabulary through additional reading at home. In order to develop confidence and fluency in the language, all students are given weekly speaking support from teachers and the French Assistant.
DEPARTMENT STRENGTHS AND RESOURCES
The department has a huge range of authentic resources, including French newspapers, magazines, DVDs and works of literature. Students are also given listening, reading and grammar practice materials to support their progress.
PROGRESSION TO UNIVERSITY
French may be studied in any university and offers the opportunity for study in France during the course.
French may be studied alongside many subjects, such as law or a science subject. The emphasis may be on French or on the other chosen subject(s).
Suzanne Baylie achieved a grade A at AS and went on to achieve a grade A at A2. She is now studying French and Maths at Birmingham University.
COMBINES WELL WITH
French combines well with any other subject. In a world which is looking increasingly for links within Europe, students are choosing to study a language to a higher level in order to compete with other European students in the job market.
GCSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
It is usual that students have taken all the Higher papers at GCSE.