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Level 3

French A-level

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course aims to develop your understanding of the language and culture of France and other French speaking countries.

Topics studied include:

1. Social issues and trends:

• The changing nature of family: family & relationships

• The ‘cyber-society’;: Internet, social medial, technology

• The place of voluntary work

• Positive features of a diverse

• society

• Life for the marginalized

• How criminals are treated

• Positive aspects of diversity

• Life of marginalised people

• Crime and prevention

2. Artistic and political culture:

• A culture proud of its heritage

• Contemporary francophone music

• Cinema: the 7th art form

• Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment

• Demonstrations, strikes -; who holds the power?

• Politics and immigration

3. Literary text: Un Secret by Grimbert / film:

La Haine by Kassovitz

The lessons include:

• A range of teaching and learning styles is used during the course and the lessons are very varied.

• In order to practise the five language skills you will work individually, in pairs and in groups at different times.

• You will spend about half your lesson time in the language laboratory, completing listening exercises, speaking tasks, working on-line and word-processing written work.

• 1:1 support is available to all students.

FURTHER INFORMATION

“You need a minimum of five GCSEs at 9-4, including grade 6 in French and grade 4 in English Language and Maths.

An interest in France and French speaking countries culture and society is very important.

A willingness to express yourself orally is essential. “

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

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HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS

Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2

Apply

Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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