French

Examination Board: WJEC

Head of Department: Mrs Holly Bedford

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 Why Study Modern Languages?

It is now commonplace for proficiency in languages to be sought among employers. More and more professions require you to work in a multilingual environment and there are few companies who do not have customers, if not branches, abroad. Just have a look at some higher education prospectuses and you will see how many of them combine science, ICT, engineering, management and business studies with languages. Consider the advantages you will have if you have the ability to speak another language, coupled with a sound understanding of the politics and culture of the country or countries concerned. Not just travel companies, but also business, finance,  technology, media, creative and science-based professions are all increasingly looking for graduates who can offer a range of skills including language proficiency.

 Course Details – Exam Board: WJEC*

Component 1: Speaking

Component 2: Listening, reading and translation

Component 3: Critical and analytical response in writing

 The themes covered in Year 12 are social issues and trends and political, intellectual and artistic culture. In Year 13 students will explore the themes of diversity and difference and France from 1940 to 1950 – the Occupation and post-war years. Students study two works of French literature and two French films over the two year course ranging from the recent film “Intouchables” and the recent literary work “No et moi” to more classical French films and works. Alongside lessons students have weekly speaking sessions with the French Language Assistant who helps students to develop their confidence and skill levels in spoken French.

 Marling School and Stroud High School have a long running exchange with Lycée St Joseph in Ancenis and as part of the Year 12 course students are offered the opportunity to take part in this exchange where they will undertake several days of work experience in France as well as enjoying a day trip to Paris.

Component 1: Speaking (30% of the qualification)

Component 2: Listening, Reading and Translation (50% of qualification)

Component 3: Critical and analytical response in writing [closed-book] (20% of qualification)

Component 1: Speaking (30% of the qualification)

Component 2: Listening, Reading and Translation (50% of qualification)

Component 3: Critical and analytical response in writing [closed-book] (20% of qualification)

 

*The full A level specification has yet to be finalised or accredited.

 Entry Requirements

Students are required to achieve at least a Grade B at GCSE level French.

 

 
 

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