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Genuine commitment to high achievement by pupils is seen in the approach to their academic work.

ISI 2013

French

Through the study of A Level French pupils will not only gain valuable skills such as communication and interpreting skills, but will open their future into firms who have international links worldwide, owing to the breadth of French (with around 110 million native speakers).

It is an official language in 29 countries and of the United Nations (alongside Arabic, Mandarin, English, Spanish and Russian) as well as one of the European Union where it is the official language of the three political centres: Switzerland, Strasbourg and Luxembourg City, so is a particularly useful asset to anyone wanting to work within any businesses operating in the European markets.

Students follow the Edexcel syllabus for A/S and A level. The main text book is ‘French’ linked to Dynamic Learning and endorsed by Edexcel; however, a wide variety of books and contemporary material are also used. The topics studied at AS are divided into three main areas and are adapted to fit with French society (family structures, education, the world of work), politics and art (music, media, festivals and traditions) and a film study. The topics for the A2 course deal with contemporary issues such as immigration and integration, France under the Occupation and a literary study.

Students will not only learn about the topics, but will also become confident to discuss the issues and their opinions through class discussion. Students also have a range of new materials to enable and encourage independent study along with books of interest - literary or otherwise - which will assist in preparing them for post-18 education. 

Genuine commitment to high achievement by pupils is seen in the approach to their academic work.

ISI 2013
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