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Areas of Study
Topics include: Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends, Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues, Artistic culture in the French-speaking world and Aspects of political life on the French-speaking world. You will also study in depth either one literary text and one film or two literary texts and you will research a topic of your choice for the speaking exam. You will develop your knowledge of French through reading and listening to authentic source materials and learning how to extract information, initiate conversations and respond to questions both orally and in writing.
Paper 1 (50%) – listening, reading and writing exam, including short translations from French into English and English into French.
Paper 2 (20%) – writing exam, an essay on each of the literary texts/films studied.
Paper 3 (30%) – speaking exam on the four themes and an independent research project.