A Level French · AQA (reformed)
Week 1: Monday 26 - Friday 30 March
Week 2: Monday 2 - Friday 6 April
Week 3: Monday 9 - Friday 13 April
Length of Course
9am to 6pm daily
The aim of this French revision course is to develop sound exam techniques while revising the A content as per the AQA specification. Particular attention will be given to grammar and vocabulary related to the following prescribed topics:
• Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
• Artistic culture in the French-speaking world: cinema, music, national heritage
• Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
• Describing a film and a book: Techniques on writing about French film and book
Two hours each day will be devoted to the various aspects of French grammar and translation which cause most difficulty. These will include: verb tenses; use of indicative and subjunctive; conditional and “if” clauses; use of infinitive; passive; pronouns; articles; adjectives; adverbs and prepositions.
The remaining hours will be spent working on board-specific exam preparation as follows:
Paper 1 Listening, Reading and Writing
Students will be set tasks from past papers requiring non-verbal answers (e.g. true or false exercises) as well as responses in both English and French.
Reading and Writing Section
Students will be set exam-like tasks requiring non-verbal answers and responses in French. They will also be given translations tasks and cloze tests from past papers, i.e. exercises testing their knowledge.
Paper 2 Writing
Students will practise their writing skills and translation skills by answering exam-like questions based on the AS topics above. They will receive feedback and advice on how to write essays in French.
Paper 3 Speaking
As in the exam, speaking practice will include oral questions on articles printed on stimulus cards, as well as general conversation on the Independent Research topic chosen.