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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

24+ Loan Amount: 1987.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

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.

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C/equivalent or above, including English at grade 5 and Maths at grade 4 and you must have a grade A or B in French at GCSE to undertake this course. An interest in French-speaking countries and their culture is essential.

You will have an interview and initial assessment. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment. If you are successful you will be allocated a place to study.

To progress to the second year, you will need to demonstrate a pass grade or above in your first year.

Course Content

  • 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 including: teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment, politics and immigration, demonstrations and strikes – who holds the power?

How will I be assessed?

The exam board is AQA.

Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing (Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes) 50% of A-level

Paper 2: Writing (Duration: 2 hours) 20% of A-level

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

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

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. Plus 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.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

 

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Yikai Shen

Yikai Shen

Aiming for a career in financial services

Aiming for a career in financial services, Yikai Shen chose to study A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Business at Derby College before continuing his education at Imperial College, London.

A British education is recognised throughout the world as the best. My biggest challenge at College was obviously the language but I worked hard and gained a lot of support from tutors at the College.

Derby is a very nice city and I settled in well. I made a lot of good friends and everyone was very welcoming
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