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  • A Level Modern Foreign Languages

    A Level Modern Foreign Languages

Introduction

Offered in French and Spanish

The aim of the course is to develop the student’s ability to communicate effectively, read and understand texts, write extended essays in the foreign language and develop listening comprehension. The course will be based on life in the present day. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of themes relating to the culture and society of countries where French is spoken, and their language skills. They will do this by using authentic spoken and written resources in French. 

Topics include aspects of French/Spanish-speaking society: current trends and current issues. As well as artistic culture in the French/Spanish world and aspects of political life in the French/Spanish world.

Two additional topics: One film studied during the first year and a book studied the second year.

Students will sit : Paper 1 ( listening, reading and translation) at 40% of A Level.

Paper 2 : 300 word essay on one book and one film at 30% of A Level.

Paper 3: Oral discussion and presentation at 30% of A Level.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 6 in the relevant language is required. However, students will also be considered if they already have some expertise in the language as a result of home circumstances.

Curriculum Overview & Exam Information

We have included curriculum overviews as well as exam information to support students and parents/carers to have a better and broader understanding of how learning develops in each year group. The curriculum overview documents below indicate: the knowledge, skills and understanding that students will gain, how this unit builds on prior learning, and what mastery will look like for each year group. This year, we have added a catch up summary at the beginning to outline how we will catch up on lost learning during school closure. The red writing also indicates where the curriculum has been changed this academic year to support student catch up.