Ever closer business links between Britain and the rest of the world are creating more opportunities for those with language skills. At university, languages can be combined with a large range of studies such as:
Speaking a foreign language can offer the chance to live or study abroad whether it be for a short time or permanently.
Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
- The changing nature of family (La famille en voie de changement)
- The ‘cyber-society’ (La « cyber-société »)
- The place of voluntary work (Le rôle du bénévolat)
Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
- Positive features of a diverse society (Les aspects positifs d’une société diverse)
- How criminals are treated (Comment on traite les criminels)
Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
- A culture proud of its heritage (Une culture fière de son patrimoine)
- Contemporary francophone music (La musique francophone contemporaine)
- Cinema: the 7th art form (Cinéma : le septième art)
Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
- Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment (Les ados, le droit de vote et l’engagement politique)
- Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power? (manifestations, grèves – à qui le pouvoir ?)
- Politics and immigration (La politique et l’immigration)
The study of a film and a novel in French is also required along with an independent research project of the student’s choice.
Paper 1 – Listening, Reading & Writing 2 hrs 30 mins
Paper 2 – Writing 2 hours
Paper 3 – Speaking Assessment (to be conducted before May 2018)
You will be assessed in all 4 skills Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.
You should have a good GCSE in French at Grade B or above.
This course is delivered by:
Mrs C Finney
Ms R Hall
Ms E Schnegg