French

Course Overview

In this course you learn to speak French confidently and understand much about French-speaking culture. With a second European language you stand out from the crowd. Universities and employers appreciate that this is a challenging course and value your commitment to it.

 

Entry Requirements

You need to have our key entry requirements for A level study (minimum of five GCSEs, two at grade 6 and 3 at grade 4). A grade 7 in GCSE French is also needed.

 

Employability

Although Modern Languages are not always a direct route into a job in the same way that study of Law might be, the skills gained are highly valued by employers in jobs such as (International) Sales and Marketing, journalism, teaching, the tourist industry, translation and interpreting & the Diplomatic Service.

Qualification
Course Outline

Components of Course

  • Aspects of French society, artistic life and politics that we study include: The family / the cyber-society / a diverse society / life for the marginalised / voluntary work / francophone music and cinema / teenagers and politics / politics and immigration. A French film (La Haine) and a novel (Kiffe Kiffe Demain) are also studied in detail.  

Assessment

  • Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills will all be examined. The writing sections include translation skills and essay writing 

Coursework 

  • There is no coursework element to this course. All is examined in the three end-of-course exams. However, the speaking test includes examination of a culturally appropriate topic, chosen and prepared by the student during their second year.

Examination

Three exams at end of Yr 2:

  • Listening, Reading, Writing - 50%
  • Writing (2 essays) – 20% 
  • Speaking – 30% 

Exam Board
AQA

 

Soumaia Edbali

“I have studied French for five years and throughout these years the feeling of confidence I now have in my French communicative skills is priceless”
Soumaia Edbali

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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