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The A-level specification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE.
It constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society.
It fosters a range of transferable skills including:
The content is suitable for students who wish to progress to employment or further study, including a modern languages degree.
The approach is a focus on how French-speaking society has been shaped, socially and culturally, and how it continues to change.
In the first year, aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of French-speaking countries.
In the second year further aspects of the social background are covered, this time focusing on issues such as life for those on the margins of French-speaking society as well as looking at the positive influences that diversity brings.
You will also study aspects of the political landscape in a French-speaking country, looking at:
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of themes relating to the culture and society of countries where French is spoken, and your language skills.
You will do this by using authentic spoken and written sources in French. The choice of works (literary texts and films) offers opportunities to link with the themes so that, for example, life for the marginalised could be studied in conjunction with the book No et moi whilst aspects of politics and immigration are reflected in the book Kiffe kiffe demain and in the films La Haine and Entre les murs.
Following this specification will develop your language knowledge, understanding and skills through:
Your knowledge and skills will be tested in a variety of ways, including:
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This course is free to those aged under 19 years old.
Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free course fees and there are grants and bursaries you can apply for to help cover the costs of coming to college, depending on your circumstances.
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