Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 31
Exam Board: Edexcel
- Conversations with native french
- Work experience in France.
An A Level in French offers a varied and wide-ranging programme enabling students to make decisions about the areas that
they particularly want to pursue, as well as an insight into French culture. It also teaches many skills, such as the ability to
communicate clearly, be confident about speaking in public, use problem solving strategies and write coherently.
The course is designed for students who wish to take their language skills to the next level; they must be prepared to
participate, have ideas, be ready to work independently and be willing to be challenged. The course will also suit those
students who are interested in other cultures and ways of life.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Year 1: Topics of study include: family, education and the world of work, music, media, festivals and traditions, as
well as study the film 'Au Revoir les Enfants'.
Year 2: Topics of study include: immigration, integration and multiculturalism, the rise of the National Front, the German
occupation and Resistance, as well as study the book 'Un Sac de Billes'.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
Students with language skills and knowledge usually have an advantage over those without them; as a language adds an
extra international dimension to their personal skills profile. They stand out as talented and successful people, with broad
and exciting horizons. Languages support careers in a range of areas including literature, journalism, the media,
management, business, science and travel and tourism.
Grade 7 in French.
Listening, reading and translation.
Writing based on works and translation.