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Why study this subject?

  • To build on previous study of French
  • To develop linguistic knowledge and cultural understanding of the countries/communities where the language is spoken
  • To study literature and film in order to undertake a deeper analysis of language structures and cultural awareness
  • To build confidence and fluency in spoken French
  • To research an area of personal interest related to the country/communities where French is spoken
  • To gain a greater awareness of intercultural differences

Which Examination Board?

Eduqas

Does the AS count towards the A Level or is it a standalone qualification?

The AS is a standalone qualification. It does not count towards the A Level. You can opt into the AS qualification if you choose to drop this subject at the end of Year 12.

How will you be assessed?

Externally assessed oral examination and 2 written papers.

What is the outline content over 2 years?

  • AS Component 1: Speaking 30% – 12-14 minutes + 15 minutes preparation
  • AS Component 2: Listening, Reading and Translation 50% – 2 hours
  • AS Component 3: Critical response in writing (closed book) 20% – 1 hour 15 minutes (essay on 1 piece of literature or 1 film)
  • A Level Component 1: Speaking 30% – 21-23 minutes + 5 minutes preparation
  • A Level Component 2: Listening, Reading and Translation 50% – 2 hours 30 minutes
  • A Level Component 3: Critical and analytical response in writing (closed book) 20% – 2 hours (2 essays on 1 piece of literature and 1 film)

Year 12 - Literature and film studies

Film : Les Intouchables ( Nakache et Toledano)

Year 13 – Literature

Novel by Delphine de Vigan No et Moi