French

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Subject

French

Beauty Therapy VTCT

Subject leader

Miss C Thomas

Biology A Level

About the subject

Students study technological and social change, looking at diversity and the benefits it brings. They will study highlights of French-speaking artistic culture, including francophone music and cinema, and learn about political engagement and who wields political power in the French-speaking world. Students also explore the influence of the past on present-day French-speaking communities. Throughout their studies, they will learn the language in the context of French-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. Students will study texts and film and have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of their choice.

 

The AS course is fully co-teachable with the first year of the A-level course, enabling flexibility for students as they plan their course of study.

 

Schemes of work have been prepared for the following teaching time:

·         Weekly contact time for both AS and A-level: 6 lessons per week

·         Number of weeks for AS course prior to study leave: 30 weeks

·         Number of weeks for A-level course in year 12: 35 weeks

·         Number of weeks for A-level course in year 13: 30 weeks

 

Two teachers will share the teaching of the group with the following contact time allocation:

·         Teacher A - 4 lessons

·         Teacher B - 2 lessons.

 

Assessment

Time allocated to the various demands of the course reflects the weightings given to the different assessments or examinations. Assessment has been divided into 2 main areas for the AS course and 3 main areas for the A-level course:

AS:

1.             Essay writing skills and the study of the work (film or book) - 17.5%

2.             All other skills - 82.5%

 

A-level:

1.             Essay writing skills and the study of 2 works (film + book or 2 books) - 20%

2.             All other skills - 80% (including the research project)

Time needed to support and oversee independent research project for the speaking assessment

Year 12 Overview (newSpec)

Phase 1: intensive grammar programme linked to thematic content.

·      Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends.

·      Artistic culture in the French-speaking world.

 

Phase 2: development of all skills through theme-linked teaching and learning.

•      Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends

•      Artistic culture in the French-speaking world.

•      Chosen film (Entre les murs).

 

Phase 3a: practice of exam-specific skills and assessment tasks in speaking, essay writing, listening, reading, summary writing and translation into and from target language.

 

Content focus according to assessment tasks:

•        essay-writing on film

•        speaking and stimulus cards

•        reading, listening and translation according to sub-themes and aspects.

 

Phase 3b: 'top up' teaching on film or book to meet A-level requirements.

Developing skills in speaking, essay writing, listening, reading, summary writing and translation into and from target language.

 

Study skills required for independent research and the development of an independent research action plan, setting targets, milestones and deadlines for the Summer holiday and beyond.

Year 13 Overview (newSpec)

Phase 1: development of skills in the two theme areas of year 13. Intensive first phase of teaching and learning for the second work.

•      Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues and aspects of political life in the French-speaking world.

•      Study of French literature (La vraie vie).

 

Phase 2: as for phase 1 with less time spent on the 2nd work and more time spent on social issues.

•      Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues and aspects of political life in the French-speaking world.

•      Study of French literature (La vraie vie).

 

Phase 3: phase 1 and 2 continued. Content and skills practice with independent research (ie outcomes are shared with teacher, planning and preparation for speaking).

 

Phase 4: intensive and comprehensive exam preparation.

Exam board used for A Level

AQA: New AS-level specification (7651)

AQA: New A-level specification (7652)

Link to the specification from the exam board

ALUMNI

NEWS

BEAUTY SCHOOL

LEISURE CENTRE

RUGBY ACADEMY

(A) Lower Site

Green Lane Lower Site

Dagenham

Essex

RM8 1AL

Tel: 02082704222

Fax: 020 8270 4220

office@robertclack.co.uk

(B) Upper Site

Gosfield Road Upper Site

Dagenham

Essex

RM8 1JU

Tel: 020 8270 4200

Fax: 020 8270 4210