French

Course type: A Level • Awarding/exam body: Edexcel
The topics studied in year one of the course include: a range of social issues and trends such as the changes in family structures in France, education and the world of work. You will also study aspects of the political and artistic culture including festivals and traditions, music, media and politics. In the second year of the course you will study the impacts, the challenges and the benefits of immigration on France since the XIX century. You will also cover WW2 and more specifically the German Occupation and the Resistance period. You will study a set film and a book which will be assessed through a target language essay. In addition, you will have to carry out an independent research project which will be assessed within the Speaking exam.

Course Assessment

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation 40%

Paper 2: Written response to works and translation 30%

Paper 3: Speaking 30%

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in French *(Native speakers to be interviewed by Head of MFL if they do not have a GCSE qualification in French).