Exam Board AQA

Why should I study this course?

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:

  • accountancy
  • engineering
  • media
  • business studies
  • law
  • tourism
  • computing
  • marketing

Speaking a foreign language can offer the chance to live or study abroad whether it be for a short time or permanently.

Course Breakdown

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.

How is the Course Examined?

Paper 1 – Listening, Reading & Writing 2 hrs 30 mins
Paper 2 – Writing 2 hours
Paper 3 – Speaking Assessment (to be conducted before May 2018)

How is the Course Assessed?

You will be assessed in all 4 skills Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing.

What Kind of Student is This Suitable For?

You should have a good GCSE in French at Grade B or above.

French Teaching Staff

This course is delivered by:
Mrs C Finney
Ms R Hall