French

Why study French?

By taking French at GCSE you don’t just learn the language; you get to find out about other people, countries and cultures; making it an interesting and varied subject. Learning a language helps your memory, creativity, listening skills and self-confidence.

Many companies look for individuals who can speak more than one language, and using a language at work could raise your salary by between 8-20%.

What will I learn?

During the GCSE course students will study three main themes. Each theme contains three or four topics.

  • Identity and culture, covering topics such as family, friends, marriage, technology, free-time activities, customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities
  • Local, national, international and global areas of interest, including home, town, neighbourhood and region; social issues, healthy living, global issues such as the environment, poverty and homelessness; travel and tourism
  • Study and employment, including topics on: my studies; life at school/college; post-16
    education; jobs, career choices and ambitions

How will I be assessed?

  • Examinations – writing; reading; speaking; listening

Future pathways and careers

  • You can continue studying French at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre
  • Interpreters
  • Translation and teaching
  • Business, marketing and sales
  • Travel and tourism
  • Banking and finance

Examination board

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For more information on French, contact Mrs Hill via email: lhill@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk

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