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French (A-level)

This course enables students to use French for the purpose of communication and fosters their ability to collect, analyse and exchange information, ideas and attitudes through the medium of the French language. This qualification is linear. It means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: A Levels
School Leaver - Academic
Location: Joseph Wright Centre
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 2
Interview Required?: Y
Joseph Wright Centre

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/french-a-level
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Course Information for Students

This course enables students to use French for the purpose of communication and fosters their ability to collect, analyse and exchange information, ideas and attitudes through the medium of the French language.

This qualification is linear. It means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4.

In addition, you should have GCSE French at grade 5 or above. 

You will be expected to demonstrate a keen interest in French-speaking countries and their culture.

A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.

It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study.

  • Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues including positive features of a diverse society, life for the marginalised and how criminals are treated.
    • Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world: issues including teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment, politics and immigration, demonstrations and strikes – who holds the power? 

This course will be delivered on-site at the Joseph Wright Centre.

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The exam board is AQA.

Paper 1:

Listening, Reading and Writing (Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes) – 50% of A-level marks.

Paper 2:

Writing (Duration: 2 hours) – 20% of A-level marks.

Speaking element (Duration: 21-23 minutes) – 30% of A-level marks.

You may need languages for all sorts of career destinations. Doctors, psychologists and physiotherapists need language skills to communicate effectively with patients whether they work in the UK or overseas.

Business people, bankers and entrepreneurs all need language skills to make deals and sell products on the global market. Politicians, historians, geographers and holiday reps all need language skills to get to know the people and area that they are passionate about.

In addition, careers in teaching, translating/interpreting, journalism, importing/exporting and catering will all require advanced level language skills.

A foreign language A-level will complement and enhance your other studies too.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Speech and Language Therapists

£22666

Speech and Language Therapists

Teaching and Other Educational Professionals n.e.c.

£19024

Teaching and Other Educational Professionals n.e.c.

Authors, Writers and Translators

£26404

Authors, Writers and Translators

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: October 18, 2021 1:50 pm