On the global stage, Francophone countries are developing at a faster rate than ever. Canada is promoting French as having parity with English, with a new French-speaking University in Québec. French links with the Middle East are stronger than ever, with the French government sponsoring and investing heavily in a new Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi. French retains its global position as the language of diplomacy, spoken in the worlds of sport (IOC, FIFA), politics (UN, EU, AU), law (ECJ, ICJ) and beyond.
The course will ease you into a whole new world studying culture, including films and music; history, from Ancient civilisations to modern day; politics; sociology and law all wrapped in a neat tricolore package.
Careers in accounting, economics, sociology, law, social media management, tourism, translation and interpreting, military intelligence, biochemistry, engineering and broadcasting are all critically enhanced by a second language, by opening up a second job market to the linguist.
Component 1 – Listening, reading and writing – worth 40% of the qualification. You will sit an examination of duration 2 hours and 30 minutes, set and marked by the exam board.
Component 2 – Writing – worth 30% of the qualification. You will sit an examination of duration 2 hours, set and marked by the exam board. This covers study of a film and a book.
Component 3 – Speaking – worth 30% of the qualification. This is an Oral exam of duration between 21-23 minutes, including a presentation that you will have prepared yourself in advance.
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