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St Peter's School

AS and A2 French and German

 

1a

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO TAKE THIS COURSE?

 

You should have a grade B or higher at GCSE before starting the course.  You need to have an interest in the foreign language and a desire to find out more about the country whose language you wish to study.  You should have good listening skills and a desire to communicate verbally and in writing.

 

 

1b

WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU DEVELOP?

 

  1. You will gain a greater understanding of the country whose language you are studying.

 

  1. You will develop skills of communication and listening at a higher level.

 

  1. You will discover more about how language works.

 

  1. You should gain confidence in your use of the language.

 

 

1c

HOW IS THE COURSE STRUCTURED?

 

There will be regular opportunities to practise the four skills of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.  The examination material will be drawn from the following topic areas at AS level:

 

  1. Media

 

  1. Popular culture

 

  1. Healthy living/lifestyle

 

  1. Family/relationships

 

 

For A2 the above will be studied, plus:

1.

Environment

 

 

2.

The multicultural society

 

 

3.

Contemporary social issues

 

 

 

2.   HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

There will be end of year exams as follows:

AS Units

 

 

 

1.

Listening, reading and writing

35%

 

2.

Speaking

15%

 

A2 Units

 

 

 

3.

Listening, reading and writing

35%

 

4.

Research, understanding and written response

15%

 

 

3.   WHERE THE COURSE COULD TAKE YOU

An ‘A’ level language qualification can lead to further study up to and beyond degree level.  Employment possibilities are many and varied ranging from teaching, following a degree course, to working for a company in the UK or abroad, which has links with France Germany or French and German speaking countries.  Employers in a wide range of industries such as tourism or some retail outlets welcome staff with language expertise.

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