|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level French||MFL||A-level (17/18)||AQA|
GCSE French at Grade B or above.
The AS and A2 courses focus on understanding modern France using authentic contemporary materials. Students will build on their skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing as well as develop new skills such as spontaneous talk, translation and essay-writing. Students have the opportunity to participate in a week’s immersion visit to France. Of course holidays and travel can be much more rewarding if you speak the language, but there are many more reasons to learn a foreign language in the sixth form.
Languages are becoming increasingly important in the modern world and many businesses are trying to recruit linguists.
There will be more opportunities to study abroad and the probability of more interesting and/or well-paid jobs,
perhaps abroad increases if you have a foreign language.
Having learned a foreign language makes it easier to learn other languages in the future, eg Spanish, Italian.
AS units in Year 12 % of AS
Paper 1 Listening, Reading , Writing 1h 45min 40%
Paper 2 Writing—translation/film & text study 30%
Paper 3 Speaking (12-14 min) 30%
A level units in Year 13 % of A level
Paper 1 Listening, Reading and Writing 2.5 hours 40%
Paper 2 Writing 2 hours based on Film/Literature 30%
Paper 3 Speaking—Individual research project 30%
Topics covered in both years:-
1. Social issues and trends
2. Political and artistic culture.
Only 1 in 10 careers with languages is in fields such as interpreting and teaching. Whether destined for a career in commerce, accountancy, in the travel industry, medicine or engineering, a language should be considered as an invaluable skill.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900