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    French A Level AQA

    A-level French through AQA helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in French and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context. 

    This specification requires students to develop their ability to write and speak in French with accurate grammar and syntax for a range of purposes and to understand written or spoken French in a variety of contexts and genres.

    Year 12 Topics

    1.    Aspects of the French-speaking society:  Current trends

    • Family
    • Cyber-society
    • Charity work & volunteering

    2.    Artistic Culture in the French-speaking world

    • Culture & heritage in the French-speaking world
    • French / francophone music
    • French / francophone cinema

    Literary works studied: (for paper 2 written exam)

    «Un long dimanche de fiançailles» (film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet)


    Y13 Topics

    1.    Aspects of the French-speaking society: current trends

    • Diverse society
    • Social marginalisation
    • Crime & punishment

    2.    Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world

    • Political engagement in young people
    • The importance of trade unions
    • Immigration and politics

    Literary works studied:

    We study two literary works at A Level. These are:

     «Un sac de billes» (novel written by Joseph Joffo)

     «Un long dimanche de fiançailles» (film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet)