Modern Foreign Languages
Year 12 and 13
Course GCE A Level French
Exam Board/Syllabus

AQA – 7652

Grade Equivalences  

Course Entry Requirements

In Addition To The School Sixth Form Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 4 in French. Recommended a grade 5

Assessment Route

Paper 1:  Listening, reading and translation, 40% of final grade

Paper 2:  Written response to a text and film, 30% of final grade

Paper 3:  Speaking  Assessment, 30% of final grade

 

Course GCE A Level Spanish
Exam Board/Syllabus

AQA – 7692

Grade Equivalences  

Course Entry Requirements

In Addition To The School Sixth Form Entry Requirements

GCSE Grade 4 in Spanish. Recommended a grade 5

Assessment Route

Paper 1:  Listening, reading and translation, 40% of final grade

Paper 2:  Written response to a text and film, 30% of final grade

Paper 3:  Speaking  Assessment, 30% of final grade

 

Learning a language is refreshing and challenging because it is a unique approach to study and during lessons students have the opportunity to converse in French/Spanish and improve self-awareness and self-confidence. At A-level candidates study a variety of topics about which they need to demonstrate knowledge and opinion in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). This enables them to develop an understanding of the contemporary society, the culture and the heritage of countries where French/Spanish is spoken. Students will also gain cultural awareness of the country through the study of a literary text and a film. This subject will further enable a candidate to communicate clearly, confidently and effectively in the language in a variety of situations. It also provides students with important skills such as team work and independent learning. Languages are a great choice for students who will benefit from the opportunity to work within a small group and who enjoy interactive study and seek a challenge!

Learning strategies

Candidates will need to be able to respond to a variety of spoken and written sources and to use the language to express ideas and opinions, both in writing and speaking. We will look closely at the grammar of the language in order for students to develop their translation skills. Students will also study a film and a literary text in depth.

Topics for French will include:

  • The changing nature of family
  • The ‘cyber-society’
  • The place of voluntary work
  • Positive features of a diverse society
  • Life for the marginalised
  • How criminals are treated
  • The culture and heritage of France
  • Contemporary francophone music
  • French cinema
  • Teenagers and the right to vote
  • French politics and immigration
  • Study of a film and text

Topics for Spanish will include:

  • Modern and traditional values
  • Cyberspace
  • Equal rights
  • Immigration
  • Racism
  • Integration
  • Modern day idols
  • Spanish regional identity
  • Cultural heritage
  • Monarchies and dictatorships
  • Young people and citizenship
  • Study of a film and text

Admissions

Ethos & Aims

Latest News

Virtual Open Evenings

X