Introduction to the Course
In the A2 French course you will study four themes: recent changes in French society; the political and artistic culture of French-speaking countries; immigration and French multiculturalism; and the Occupation and Resistance of France during the Second World War. You will also study a novel, as well as a film.
Standard entry requirements as well as a B grade in French.
40% = 1 written exam in Listening, Reading and Translation
- Understand spoken texts from a range of sources;
- Understand a variety of written texts genres;
- Translate an unseen passage from French into English.
30% = 1 written exam in Written Response to Works and Translation
- Translate an unseen passage from English into French;
- Produce a written response to a French literary text;
- Produce a written response to a French film
30% = 1 spoken exam
- Discuss a theme, responding to two statements;
- Produce a spoken presentation based on independent research;
- Respond to questions on your presentation.
Future Career Progression
The ability to speak a foreign language opens up an entire sphere of international opportunities in a wide range of well-paid and highly competitive professions including banking and insurance; health and social services; journalism and publishing; marketing and advertising and travel and tourism industries. Many companies have international offices and global trading partners, and the ability to communicate with contacts abroad is invaluable in an increasingly cosmopolitan society.