French (A Level)

Improve your oral and written skills, whilst at the same time learning more about French people, their country, society and culture.

You will have the opportunity to participate in trips to France to enhance your command of the language and gain authentic experience of French everyday life. Studying a language will keep many career pathways open to you.

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Humanities, Language & Literature

Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study
  • Cyber society
  • Youth
  • Family values
  • Gender equality
  • Arts and music
  • Regional identity in France
  • Cultural heritage
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

By studying a language you will keep many academic and vocational pathways open. French can be combined with a variety of subjects at university and many students progress through this route in Higher Education.

French is not just a subject which leads to jobs in translation, interpreting or education since employees with language skills are highly valued in the service and manufacturing sectors of industry.

A recent survey shows that only about 5% of language graduates go into teaching, and much fewer into translating or interpreting. About 27% go into business services, and around 10% go into each of the following: manufacturing, sales, banking/finance, community/social services, transport /communications. Don’t think you’re limiting your career options by choosing languages.

Assessment:                        Awarding Body:

Exams – 100%                                       WJEC

Results 2016: 100%

 

 

 

Key Features:
  • Wide use of target language in class will enable you to develop your language skills and increase your confidence
  • Use of ICT will help consolidate and further you listening skills
  • The use of up-to-date resources on a range of interesting and focused topics will furnish you with a real feeling for the French language and Francophone countries
  • You will develop an interest in the French culture as similarities and differences between your own are compared and contrasted
  • You will get the opportunity to work with native speakers in small groups, developing your spoken confidence and giving you first-hand insight into social and cultural issues in the French-speaking world
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How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

You will develop your independent work skills through a range of directed activities and be expected to research independently, reading extensively to enhance topic and grammatical knowledge.

To enrich your understanding of the subject and the real world application of the language, guest speakers, visits to universities and the possibility of trips abroad are components of this course.

What our students say…

“There is a huge mix of activities so you can focus on your strengths and improve on areas you may find difficult.”

“Working with a native speaker really helps increase your confidence and awareness of a range of vocabulary and structures.”