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 be asked to complete a written assessment in your chosen subject and asked to provide evidence of grades and/or achievements before enrolment can be completed.

Students who do not meet the entry criteria are expected to undertake diagnostic tests in literacy and/or numeracy.

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 AS 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:
  • gain an understanding of spoken and written French through various interesting exercises
  • develop the ability to communicate effectively in French in both speech and writing
  • establish an excellent foundation for practical use and/or further study of French
  • learn more about the countries and communities in which French is spoken
The course has been written in a practical and interactive style with activities and self-check questions. The course materials are â€"
  • study guide and student handbook containing valuable study skills advice
  • a subject introduction and course guide explaining the course and the specification
  • an audio cassette with listening transcripts and a reading and grammar guide
  • an assignment guide designed to help you complete your assignments
  • a glossary and index so that you are never far from the information you need
  • an exam book with important advice and guidance
You will need to buy the following text book:

Elan 1 pour OCR by Rachell Sauvain, published by Oxford University Press 2008,

ISBN 9780199153411

IMPORTANT: A substantially revised reprint (ISBN 9780199153281) is available. This revision should not be used with the course.

You will also need a CD player for the accompanying CD and you will also need to record yourself speaking French for your tutor.

A2 French


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. The course also contains assignments with advice on how and when to complete them.

Duration - all AS subjects are studied over one academic year.

Start date - enrolment can take place anytime throughout the year but AS Level exams are set in June or 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 AS Units for the OCR specification H075.

AS Unit F701: is the 15 minute speaking test, with 5-6 minute role-play and topic discussion. It represents 30% of the total AS marks; availability: January and June
AS Unit F702: is the written paper, testing the other three skills, a variety of listening, reading and writing tasks lasting 2 hours 15 minutes. It represents 70% of the total AS marks; availability January and June

Unit 1 & 2: Language topic areas

Will consist of spoken and written exercises relating to contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of one or more countries or communities where French is spoken.

Contents of the course are:

Grammar Coverage

1. Famille et amis

2. La Sant
3. Les medias

Revision 1

4. Les nouveaux medias

5. La vie culturelle

6. Notre vie

Revision 2

7. Le Sport

8. Le tourisme

9. Education et travail

Revision 3

Grammar summary

Type of Study :: Course Duration :: Course reference number :: Start Date :: Tutorial Fees :: Material Fees :: Exam Fees
part time OL001 Please enquire TBC TBC TBC

AS French

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