French A Level

Studying French at AS and A’ Level encourages students to explore France and the French speaking world and learn about their history, their geography and their culture and how these relate to contemporary issues in society and politics. We do this through reading, listening and watching a wide variety of authentic texts and media. Students develop their language skills to understand information, consider the views of others, draw conclusions and express their own thoughts clearly in a more sophisticated language.

DEPARTMENT STAFF
Subject Leader: Miss Ioannou​
KS5 Subject Teachers: Miss Ioannou​, Miss Sheaf​, Miss Griffin

DEPARTMENT STAFF
Subject Leader: Miss Ioannou​
KS5 Subject Teachers:
Miss Ioannou​
Miss Sheaf​
Miss Griffin

The themes and sub themes studied at AS Level French are:

Social issues and trends:
Aspects of French speaking society current trends:
The changing nature of family; The ‘cyber-society’; The place of voluntary work​

Artistic culture:
Artistic culture in the French speaking world:
A culture proud of its heritage; Contemporary francophone music and Cinema: the 7th art form.​​

The themes and sub themes studied at A Level French:

Social issues and trends:
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​

​Political and artistic culture in the French speaking world
Artistic culture in the French speaking world:
A culture proud of its heritage; Contemporary francophone music Cinema: the 7th art form.​

​Aspects of political life in the French speaking world:
Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment; Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power? And Politics and immigration​

Possible Careers: Employers are looking for people with languages or with the good communication skills developed through learning a language.​

​There are many opportunities to travel or work overseas, UK companies increasingly have business links with Europe and many European firms have bases in Britain.​

​There are numerous courses available at Universities involving the study of a foreign language on its own, or in combination with subjects such as Law, Business Studies, Economics and Marketing. ​

What Careers might be open to me? Language Teaching ~ Interpreting and Translation ~ Tourism and Travel Hospitality and Catering Journalism ~ Industry and Commerce ~ Banking ~ Law, Insurance, Accountancy Scientific and Technical Translation The Civil Service ~ Medicine ~ Charities Marketing

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