French A Level

Sixth Form

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Full Time - September 2017

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6SAS122211

Course introduction

Do you want to master a major world language? If the answer is yes, then A Level French could be the ideal learning opportunity for you.

Make no mistake, French is important. Not just as a European language, but also as a world language thanks to over 200 million speakers across the globe.

In fact, its popularity and reputation for accuracy of expression has led to French being used as the international language of diplomacy.

However, you don’t have to be a diplomat to benefit. That is because speaking fluent French opens up many different opportunities for work, study and travel as well.

Why choose Brock for French A Level?

At Brock our A Level French course is taught by mother tongue teachers who will ensure that you get your emphasis and accent just right.

We also use a range of interactive learning techniques to help you improve your listening and reading skills at our dedicated language laboratory.

Furthermore, you can participate in our annual exchange programme with a college in Brittany, giving you an authentic French cultural experience.

Teaching & learning

As a student your French language skills will improve significantly thanks to a whole raft of initiatives and innovations.

These include group work, debates and interactive listening, reading and comprehension tasks in our language laboratory.

You will also engage critically with intellectually stimulating texts, films and music, giving you a culturally stimulating and entertaining learning experience.

In addition, you will read about and debate issues in French current affairs to further appreciate what matters in French society.

Course structure

  • Improve in all aspects of using French, giving you enhanced abilities in speaking, listening and writing in context.
  • Develop your French oral skills in lessons and weekly tutorials under the guidance of a native-speaking teaching assistant.

  • Investigate the political development and artistic phenomena of French speaking countries to gain a broad appreciation of French culture.
  • Understand French multiculturalism by reflecting on the 220 million people who speak French worldwide.

  • Explore how and why and French is the official working language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and international courts.
  • Evaluate defining aspects of French society, including current issues highlighted by the news.

Minimum entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade A*-C or grade 4 to include:

  • French (higher paper) grade B highly desirable
  • English language

If you do not have GCSE French, we may accept prior experience such as living in a French speaking country or using the language regularly.

What can I do with this qualification?

Here in the UK the ability to speak fluent French is a sought-after skill, with half of employers saying it was a desirable characteristic in an applicant.

In terms of higher education, this course will give you the linguistic skills to further develop your French or switch to another language.

A Level French also means you can enjoy a greatly enhanced experience the next time you visit a French-speaking country.

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