Course overview

French is a widely taught language in the UK and is spoken in 29 countries spanning five continents with over 300 million people using the language or a dialect of it. It is one of the fastest growing languages in the world. France has an exciting history and a fascinating cultural heritage making it an interesting an exciting language to study.

What will I study?

You will learn an interesting spectrum of social, intellectual, historical and political cultural themes throughout the course across four defining themes and study both a film and piece of literature. You will be asked to undertake a research piece into an area of personal interest in France to further develop your cultural awareness.

The first is being a young person in the France, where you look at family structures, friendships and relationships, the trends of the youth and the issues surrounding these and the educational and employment opportunities for the youth in France. The second theme looks at understanding the French speaking world, through the regional and cultural heritage, literature, art, music and film. The third theme is diversity and difference where you will cover migration and integration, cultural identity, discrimination and diversity. Finally, you will look into the political history of France from the 1940’s -1950’s and research the occupation and post-war years.

Trips, visits and enrichments

  • Student exchange programme to France
  • Become a language ambassador and teach French to local primary school children
  • Learn other languages through our enrichment programme

What can it lead to?

Many students go on to study languages at university but the knowledge gained combines will to go onto study a range of courses and leads into many different career options. Being fluent in a second language is often highly respected in the business world.

Special entry requirements

GCSE grade 6 in French

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Next event:

Year 12 consultation evening (o-z) 5.30-8.30 5:30pm on 22nd January 2018

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