About this course
The French A2 programme follows on from AS French and should be taken in conjunction with two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, learners may be able to take this qualification as a part-time student.
What you will study
There are 2 themes which will be studied in A2 French:
- Diversity and Difference and France 1940-1950:
- The Occupation and the post-war years.
Theme 3: Diversity and Difference
Students will study migration and integration, cultural identity and marginalisation, cultural enrichment and celebrating difference and discrimination and diversity.
Theme 4: France 1940-1950: The Occupation and the post-war years
This introduces learners to a country specific theme focusing on a key period in the history of France, including significant events in political, intellectual and artistic culture, which have helped shape the country as it is today.
Learners will in addition study one literary text.
Teaching and assessment
There are 3 examinations in total.
Unit 3 Speaking - 18% of qualification
This will last 11 – 12 minutes in total and comprises 1 task. Learners will undertake an independent research project which will provide them with the opportunity to choose an area of personal interest for independent study through which they will be encouraged to broaden their knowledge and appreciation of the countries or communities where French is spoken. In the examination, learners present their chosen topic and will then be asked questions on it.
Unit 4 Listening Reading and Translation - 30% of Qualification
2 hour examination
Unit 5 Critical and analytical response in writing - 12% of qualification
1 hour 30 minutes examination
Learners are required to produce a critical and analytical response in writing, in approximately 400 words, to a question on the literary work studied taken from the prescribed list.
Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.
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- Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
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Career prospects & further study
On completion of the A Level programme, the majority of our students progress onto universities across the country and beyond. Based on this course, there are many options but below are just a few examples of degree programmes you could go on to study at University:
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