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Key Stage 4 topics and resources

Current AQA documentation

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AQA A Level French Specimen Syllabus (Starting from September 2016)

Topic Work
  • The changing nature of family (La famille en voie de changement)
  • The ‘cyber-society’ (La ‘cyber-société’)
  • The place of voluntary work (Le rôle du bénévolat)
  • Positive features of a diverse society (Les aspects positifs d’une société diverse)
  • Life for the marginalized (Quelle vie pour les marginalisés ?)
  • How criminals are treated (Comment on traite les criminels)
  • A culture proud of its heritage (Une culture fière de son patrimoine)
  • Contemporary francophone music (La musique francophone contemporaine)
  • Cinema : the 7th art form (Cinéma : le septième art)
  • Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment (Les ados, le droit de vote et l’engagement politique)Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power ? (Manifestations, grèves – à qui le pouvoir ?)
  • Politics and immigration (La politique et l’immigration)
  • Literature and Films
Students study one text and one film OR two texts.
Literature

Molière, Le Tartuffe

Voltaire, Candide

Maupassant, Boule de suif et autres contes de la guerre

Camus, L’étranger

Françoise Sagan, Bonjour tristesse

Claire Etcherelli, Elise ou la vraie vie

Joseph Joffo, Un sac de billes

Faïza Guène, Kiffe kiffe demain

Philippe Grimbert, Un secret

Delphine de Vigan, No et moi

Films

Au revoir les enfants

La Haine

L’auberge espagnole

Un long dimanche de fiançailles

Entre les murs

Les 400 coups

Individual Research Project

‘Students must identify a subject or a key question which is of interest to them and which relates to a country or countries where French is spoken. They must select relevant information in French from a range of sources including the internet. The aim of the research project is to develop research skills. Students will demonstrate their ability to initiate and conduct individual research by analyzing and summarizing their findings, in order to present and discuss them in the speaking assessment.’