A Level French

Course Content – AQA Syllabus (7652)

Unit 1 – The Changing Nature of Family (La famille en voie de changement)

  • Family structures
  • Relationships between the generations
  • Translating small texts into the target language
  • Forming, recognising and using the imperfect tense
  • Using a monolingual dictionary
  • Grammar: l’imparfait
  • Grammar: le passé simple
  • Grammar: le parfait’ / ‘le passé composé

Unit 2 – The ‘Cyber-Society’ (La cyber-société)

  • Grammar: ‘les constructions à l’infinitif’
  • Grammar: les pronoms compléments (subject and reflexive pronouns)
  • Grammar: les présent
  • Vocabulary and strategies to expand vocabulary
  • The dangers of the ‘cyber society’
  • ‘Cybernauts’

Unit 3 – The Place of Voluntary Work (Le rôle du bénévolat)

  • Grammar: coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, temporal conjunctions, casual conjunctions
  • Grammar: the conditional
  • Grammar: Future tense
  • Who are volunteers and what do they do?
  • Value of volunteering
  • Who do volunteers help?

Unit 4 – A Culture Proud of its Heritage (Une culture fière de son patrimoine)

  • Grammar: adjectives, comparisons, and superlatives
  • Grammar: ‘Si’ clauses
  • Grammar: the subjunctive
  • Improving your language level
  • National, regional and local heritage
  • Heritage and tourism
  • How heritage reflects culture

Unit 5 – Contemporary Francophone Music (La musique francophone contemporaine)

  • Grammar: the imperative
  • Grammar: modal and impersonal verbs in the conditional
  • Justifying your opinion
  • The diversity of contemporary Francophone music
  • Who listens to and appreciates contemporary Francophone music?
  • How to safeguard contemporary Francophone music

Unit 6 – Cinema: The 7th Art Form (Cinéma: le septième art)

  • Grammar: ‘Si’ clauses
  • Why is cinema the seventh art?
  • Evolution of cinema: the main lines
  • Cinema: a national passion

Unit 7 – Positive Features of a Diverse Society (Les aspects positifs d’une société diverse)

  • Grammar: the conditional
  • Enrichment due to ethnic mixing
  • Diversity, tolerance, and respect
  • Diversity – learning for life

Unit 8 – The Positive Aspects of a Diverse Society (Les Aspects Positifs D’une Société Diverse)

  • Grammar: l’imparfait
  • Grammar: ‘le parfait’ / ‘le passé composé’
  • Grammar: le plus-que-parfait
  • Who are the marginalised?
  • What help is there for the marginalised?
  • Attitudes towards the marginalised

Unit 9 – How Criminals are Treated (Comment on traite les criminels)

  • Grammar: le passé simple
  • Grammar: ‘Si’ clauses
  • Grammar: infinitive constructions
  • Attitudes towards crime
  • Prison – failure or success?
  • Other penalties

Unit 10 – Teenagers, the Right to Vote and Political Commitment (Les ados, le droit de vote et l’engagement politique)

  • Grammar: The Passive Voice
  • Grammar: avoiding passive voice
  • Grammar: the subjunctive
  • The right to vote – for or against?
  • Teens and political engagement – ​​motivated or demotivated?
  • What is the future of politics?
  • Trends and statistics

Unit 11 – Demonstrations, Strikes – Who Holds the Power? (manifestations, grèves – à qui le pouvoir?)

  • Grammar: The use of direct and indirect complementary pronouns
  • Grammar: Relative pronouns
  • The power of unions
  • Demonstrations and strikes – are they effective?

Unit 12 – Politics and Immigration (La politique et l’immigration)

  • Grammar: demonstrative pronouns and adjectives
  • Grammar: imperfect and past tense
  • Grammar: the future perfect and the conditional
  • Political solutions to the issue of immigration
  • Immigration and political parties
  • Political engagement amongst immigrants

Unit 13 – Preparing for Paper 3: Speaking

  • Preparation and techniques
  • Planning revision
  • Reinforce vocabulary

Unit 14 – Preparing for Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing

  • Preparation and techniques
  • The format of Paper 1
  • Translation from French to English
  • Translation from English to French

Unit 15 – Preparing for Paper 2: Writing

  • Preparation and techniques
  • The format of Paper 2
  • Critical and analytical responses
  • Texts
  • Films

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