You will take part in discussions relating to a variety of situations and topics.
You will give presentations and argue viewpoints.
You will understand more complex language including references to French culture and society.
You will be able to understand and write coherent texts covering more specialised contexts.
You will write confidently using a range of tenses and vocabulary in a variety of registers. (e.g. A review, a specialised area of study, or a letter to an employer)
Examples of topics you will study
Healthy Living / lifestyle
Family / relationships
Current social issues
Speaking Listening Reading Writing
Who will this course suit?
This AS course will be suitable for you if you are taking your GCSE in French this Summer and wish to continue learning the language at a higher level.
You will enjoy speaking and writing in French and wish to understand main points of authentic spoken language.
If you enjoy learning vocabulary and grammar.
If you are interested in using a language in one of the many jobs where knowledge of French would be an advantage e.g. journalism, business, medicine, law etc.
Encouraging creativity & debate Independent study skills Interesting Stimulating Varied Writing Reading Speaking Listening Group work In pairs Individually
How will you be assessed?
French -Advanced Level – AS level equivalent
The listening, reading and writing papers are computer-based.
In the listening and reading papers, you will show you can understand interviews and texts and be expected to answer multiple-choice questions, understand sections of continuous language and identify ideas in extracts.
The speaking paper is examined by an assessor. You will speak in response to stimuli. You will present topics and express and justify opinions at a more advanced level.
In writing, you will demonstrate your ability to write in a variety of registers & formats.
Where can I go with this qualification? Post-18 University Applied courses French Year abroad Career Business Law Engineering Travel abroad Medicine Sixth Form Advanced AS/A2 French Other languages
Where can I go with this qualification?
This advanced French course will enable you to become a confident speaker, who can give viewpoints and participate in discussions.
You will understand conversations at a near native speed and therefore it will give you an advantage if you wish to study French A2 level at Sixth Form College
It will sharpen up your communication skills, team working and interpersonal skills, presentation skills problem solving skills, organisational skills and good learning strategies.
This qualification will impress sixth forms, universities and employers as it shows your capacity to learn a foreign language and will ultimately improve your future career prospects.
Exam Board & Specification
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