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Minimum Entry Criteria

Essential: 7 in French



Outline of the Course

  • Component 1: Speaking – This component comprises of 2 parts. The first part is a discussion on a topic chosen by the student. The second part is based on a stimulus card on one of the themes covered at A level and ensuing discussion.
  • Component 2: Listening, reading and translation – Students will be asked to transfer meaning from a number of audio texts and reading texts through multi choice questions, gap filling and question and answer type responses. The translations include translating one text from English to the assessed language and another from the assessed language to English.
  • Component 3: Critical and analytical response in writing – Students will be asked to write two essays based on a text and/or a film which has been studied in class.
  • Components include the following topics: culture and heritage in the Francophone world, diversity and difference, contemporary youth culture and France 1940-1950 The occupation and post war years
  • Texts and films – Le silence de la Mer (novel) and Les Choristes (film)


Type of Assessment
Examination: Oral assessment – discussion on chosen topic followed by discussion based on a stimulus card
21-23 minutes
Examination: Listening, reading and translation from target language to English and English to target language
2 hours 30 minutes
Examination: Writing assessment – based on texts or film
2 hours

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