A2 French

In Newport

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Newport (Isle of Wight)
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College, Medina Way,, PO30 5TA


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Course programme

You will need to have completed the AS Level in this subject to an appropriate level before you can enrol.

OPEN LEARNING is a way of studying by a "non-traditional" method, where you can study at your own pace and fit in your learning with work and family commitments. It is ideal for anyone who is unable to attend classes on a regular basis. This course is perfect if you want to achieve an A Level for further study, work or just out of interest

With increasing integration into Europe, studying French as a second language is beneficial for both work and leisure. A good working knowledge of French will stand you in good stead. This course covers an interesting and diverse selection of subjects relevant to contemporary society, and includes a range of up-to-date extracts. This course will help you:
  • Develop an interest in, and an enthusiasm for, language learning
  • Develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres
  • Communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the language is spoken
  • Consider you study of the language in a broader context
The course has been written in a practical and interactive style with activities and self-check questions. The course materials are:
  • a listening transcript for use with your audio cassette
  • a grammar guide designed to help you review
  • self-contained topics that are structured to help you learn
  • an assignment guide designed to help you complete your assignments
You will need to buy the following essential textbook: Elan 2 pour OCR A2 Students Book by Rachel Sauvain, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199153435

University entrance


Mode of study - open/distance learning.

Study time - Each of the topics is self-contained and takes about 3-5 hours of study time. If you intend to take the exam and plan on studying every topic, you will need to study for at least 5 hours per week for approximately 9 months.

Duration - all A2 Level subjects are studied over one academic year.

Start date - enrolment can take place anytime throughout the year but A2 Level exams are set for May/June and January. It is therefore a good idea to enrol at the earliest opportunity to give you the maximum amount of time to complete the course.

Examination structure - This course will prepare you to sit the A2 Units for the OCR specification H075. These units can be taken individually in the months indicated below (modular assessment) or altogether at the end of the course (linear assessment). The exam consists of 1 written exam and 1 spoken exam.

Unit 3 - Speaking

This unit is synoptic, makes up 30% of the A2 marks and is worth 60 marks. The 15 minute speaking test is in two sections: Section A is a discussion on an article given to the student before the test begins. The subject matter of the article will be taken from the list for AS and A2 topic areas. This section is 5 to 6 minutes long. Section B is a topic conversation. For this section, candidates submit two different titles related to two different sub-topics from either the same or different A2 topic areas they have prepared. The student then discusses the sub-topic of their choice. The conversation should not overlap with any topic discussed in Section A, or with any topic discussed in Unit 1. This section is 10 to 12 minutes long.

Unit 4 - Listening, Reading and Writing 2
2 hrs 45 minutes written examination, testing the other three skills, with a variety of listening, reading and writing tasks. It represents 70% of the marks for A2 and is worth 140 marks. It is made up of 3 sections A, B and C. Section A Listening and Writing 35 marks, recommended time 30 mins. Section B Reading and Writing 60 marks, recommended time 1 hour. Section C Writing 45 marks, recommended time 1 hour 15 mins.

Coursework: None

Grammar coverage

Topics include:
  • Int gration et exclusion
  • le droit - ordre
  • le france - en bas
  • pollution et besoins
  • avenir de la plan te
  • sciences et nouvelles technologies
  • la littrature et les arts
  • politique
  • histoire
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A2 French

Price on request