The French A level is split into two major components – AS and A2. The AS level may be sat as a separate qualification in its own right.
Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.
Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions.
There are thirteen tutor-marked assignments (known as TMAs).
At both AS and A2 level the course is supported by aural material on CD-Rom and access to Nelson Thornes online resources at Kerboodle. Students will need to have internet access to benefit from these. The CD-Rom and online access are included within the cost of the course. See our blog on A Level French.
The French AS home education course is available now for examination in June 2014 and later years. The French A2 course is also available from Oxford Home Schooling.
The French AS Level course covers the syllabus in five modules as follows:
The French A2 level course covers the syllabus in five modules as follows:
Module One: The Environment
Module Two: The Multicultural Society
Module Three: Contemporary Social Issues
Module Four: Cultural Topics
Module Five: Revision and Mock Exam
This course prepares candidates for the new AQA French AS level syllabus 1651, for examination in 2013 and later years. Most candidates will then study the A2 syllabus 2651. The full Advanced Level qualification comprises AS and A2. This syllabus has been chosen because it is the most suitable for distance learning.
Assessment for the AS is based on one 2 hour written paper worth 70% of the final mark (35% of A level) and a speaking and listening test worth 30% of the final mark (15% of A level). Assessment for the A2 is based on one 2 hour 30 minute paper on listening, reading and writing worth 35% of an A level, and one 35 minute speaking test (including 20 minutes preparation time) worth 15% of an A level.
There is no coursework.
Within A Level Home Education there are the following subjects