Listening, reading & writing – Exam Paper – 50% of marks
Writing – Exam Paper – 20% of marks
Speaking – Exam – 30% of marks
Social issues & trends
The changing nature of family; The ‘cyber-society’; the place of voluntary work,
A culture proud of its heritage; Contemporary francophone music, Cinema: the 7th art form
Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
Positive features of a diverse society; Life for the marginalised; How criminals are treated
Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment; Demonstrations and strikes; Politics and immigration
Students must also study one film “La Haine” by M Kassovitz and one book “l’Etranger” by A Camus.
Opportunities in the subject
The department regularly visits Manchester Metropolitan University to attend workshops and study days designed specifically for Year 12 and Year 13 language students.
Students also have the opportunity to take part in work experience schemes with the organization “Halisbury” in France where they can improve their linguistic skills and sample the food and general culture first hand.