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AQA specification

AQA specification, past papers and examiners' reports.

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How the A*ttitudes course fits (Units refer to A*ttitudes structure) :-

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AQA AS French, attitudes

AS a*ttitudes full sample unit available (Voyages, vacances, tourisme)

The AQA board is not too prescriptive about the subtopics-

Unit 1-Voyages, vacances, tourisme
Holidays

Unit 2-Les jeunes
Fashion/trends

Unit 5-La santé
Health and well-being

Unit 7-Les loisirs
Television
Communication technology

Unit 8-Les rapports
Relationships within the family

Unit 11 Le sport
Sport/exercise

Unit 12 La publicité
Advertising

How a*ttitudes A2 language materials fit (Unit numbers refer to a*ttitudes)

sample units available for both AS and A2 (voyages, vacances, tourisme AS and L'environnement A2)

A2 AQA,attitudes

Environment

Unit 1 L'environnement

  • la pollution
  • l'énergie
  • la protection de l'environnement

Multicultural France

Unit 2 La France multiculturelle

  • l'immigration
  • le racisme
  • l'intégration

Contemporary Social Issues

Unit 3 Les problèmes sociaux

  • la pauvreté
  • le crime et la punition
  • la nouvelle technologie
How cultural materials (film and literature) fit

An author from a target language-speaking
country/community
• A detailed study of at least one novel or collection
of short stories, plus personal appraisal
• The themes/ideas/messages of the author
• How these themes/ideas/messages are
expressed

ALF literature covers 12 authors' works including some of the most popular choices. View titles

A period of 20th century history from a target language-speaking country/community
• Main events of the period
• Causes of these events
• The importance/influence/effects of these events
• The ideas and influences of at least two individuals who made a significant impact during the period
• Specific actions of these individuals plus an
appraisal of the importance of these actions
• A personal perspective: Would I have liked to live in that period?

L'occupation
ALF literature includes the excellent "Ils partiront dans l'ivresse" written by Lucie Aubrac and including considerable reference to "Max", or Jean Moulin. It covers allof the main elements above.

Mai 68
ALF cinema includes Louis Malle's thought provoking "Milou en mai" where a parallel revolution takes place in a southwestern country home as the actual events happen in the capital.

A director, architect, musician or painter from a target language-speaking country/community
• A detailed study of at least one work of the artist, plus a personal appraisal

ALF cinema resources include 2 works by each of François Truffaut, Louis Malle and Claude Berri. In addition SG has written 8 study guides for linguascope which can be purchased here. Visit shop









Edexcel

Edexcel specification, past papers and examiners' reports.

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How the A*ttitudes course fits:- (Units refer to A*ttitudes structure)

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AS French, edexcel

AS sample voyages, vacances, tourisme

The four main Edexcel topics

Edexcel Topic 1: Youth culture and concerns
Unit 2-Les Jeunes, Unit 7-Les loisirs

Edexcel Topic 2:
Lifestyle: health and fitness
Unit 5-La santé, Unit 11-Le sport

Edexcel Topic 3: The world around us: travel, tourism, environmental issues and the French-speaking world
Unit 1-Voyages, vacances, tourisme Unit 10-L'environnement

Edexcel Topic 4: Education and employment
Unit 3-L'éducation Unit 9-Le monde du travail

How A2 language materials fit

A2, Edexcel French alevel

sample A2 unit available (l'environnement)
As above

Youth culture and concerns
Lifestyle: health and fitness
The world around us: travel, tourism, environmental issues and the French-speaking
world


Edexcel Unit 4 Education and employment
Unit 3-L'éducation Unit 9-Le monde du travail

Edexcel Unit 5 Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions
Unit 6-Les traditions

National and international events: past, present and future (podcasts)
Literature and the arts.
How cultural materials (film and literature) fit
Historical study
Students would be expected to undertake wide research, consider
and demonstrate understanding of the following:
a specific period of history of particular relevance to the chosen
country
key people, events and issues from the above period

L'occupation
ALF literature includes the excellent "Ils partiront dans l'ivresse" written by Lucie Aubrac and including considerable reference to "Max", or Jean Moulin. It covers allof the main elements above.

Mai 68
ALF cinema includes Louis Malle's thought provoking "Milou en mai" where a parallel revolution takes place in a southwestern country home as the actual events happen in the capital.

Literature and the arts
Students would be expected to undertake in-depth study of a
substantial French-language text, play or film. They would need to
consider and demonstrate understanding of the following:
different characters
key themes/issues
social and cultural setting
styles/techniques employed.

See literature titles
See home page for directors-Truffaut, Malle, Berri








WJEC

WJEC specification, past papers and examiners' reports.

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How the A*ttitudes course fits:-

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AS French WJEC, attitudes

AS sample unit (voyages, vacances, tourisme)

There is a very close match between the WJEC topics and A*ttitudes

Unit 1 Voyages, vacances, tourisme-travel and tourism
Unit 2 Les jeunes-youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions and trends etc.)
Unit 3 L'éducation-education,
Unit 4 Le genre-gender issues
Unit 5 La santé healthy living – health and nutrition, diet
and exercise; unhealthy living - drugs, aids, smoking, alcohol, etc
Unit 6 Les traditions-customs, traditions
Unit 7 Les loisirs et les média-Leisure and Lifestyles,hobbies, entertainment
Unit 8 Les rapports-relationships and responsibilities,
Unit 9 Le monde du travail-vocational training and future careers.
Unit 11 Le sport-sport-sport, hobbies

How A2 language materials fit
A2 French A level, WJEC
A2 French sample available (l'environnement)

Environmental Issues

Unit 1-L'environnement

  • L'énergie
  • La pollution
  • La protection de l'environnement
  • Le développement durable

Social and Political Issues
Unit 2-Les problèmes sociaux

  • Le crime et la punition
  • La pauvreté
  • La technologie

Unit 3-La France multiculturelle

  • L'immigration
  • Le racisme
  • L'intégration
How cultural materials (film and literature) fit

Written paper

Literature

  • L'étranger resources
  • Le blé en herbe resources
  • Le silence de la mer resources
  • Boule de suif et autres nouvelles

Film

  • Film guides I wrote for linguascope (copymasters) and available through my online bookstore. (Go to bookstore)










OCR

OCR specification, past papers and examiners' reports.

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How the A*ttitudes course fits:- (Units refer to A*ttitudes structure)

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AS attitudes, French AS level

full sample unit to try out

OCR Topic 1: Aspects of daily life sub-topics
• The family: different structures and relationships; living conditions (housing, shopping and patterns of daily life)
Unit 8-Les rapports
• Food, drink, health, obsessions and addictions
Unit 5- La santé
• Transport: trends and patterns in usage (for the individual and at local and national levels).
Unit 1-Voyages, vacances, tourisme

OCR Topic 2: Sport (including national sporting concerns and traditions)
• Tourism and related themes: tourism as a changing phenomenon; tourism and the environment
Unit 1-Voyages, vacances, tourisme
• Leisure activities: aspects of cultural life, e.g. film, theatre; the arts as part of leisure time.
Unit 7-Les loisirs et les média, Unit 6-Les traditions

OCR Topic 3: Communication and media sub-topics
• Communication technology: patterns and changes to communication in daily life
• Media, e.g. written press; radio; television (roles and influences)
Unit 7-Les loisirs et les média

OCR Topic 4: Education and training sub-topics
• School and school life: individual experiences; local and national concerns
Unit 3-L'éducation
• Work and training: individual experiences; school to work preparation, transition and aspirations.
Unit 9-Le monde du travail

How A2 language materials fit (Unit numbers refer to a*ttitudes A2)
A2, attitudes, A2 language course
sample unit to try out (l'environnement)

Society subtopics

Unit 2 Les problèmes sociaux
  • La pauvreté
  • Le crime et la punition

L'intégration et l'exclusion come under Unit 3 La France Multiculturelle

Environment subtopics

Unit 1 L'environnement

  • L'énergie
  • La pollution
  • La protection de l'environnement
  • Le développment durable

Also AS a*ttitudes unit on the environment covering the more personal side

Science and Technology -impacts and issues

covered by

Unit 2 Les problèmes sociaux

La nouvelle technologie

and

Unit 1 L'environnement




How cultural materials (film and literature) fit
Not applicable








CCEA

CCEA specification, past papers and examiners' reports.

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AS LEVEL

How the A*ttitudes course fits CCEA topics at AS level:-

Context 1: Relationships
Covered by two A*ttitudes units Unit 8-Les rapports and Unit 3-Le genre

Context 2: Health and Lifestyle
Covered by 4 A*ttitudes units Unit 4-La santé, Unit 7-Les loisirs et les média Unit 11-Le sport and sample Unit 1-Les voyages,vacances et le tourisme


Context 3: Young People in Society
Covered by 3 A*ttitudes units Unit 3-L'éducation, Unit 2 -Les jeunes, Unit 9-Le monde du travail

A2 LEVEL

How cultural materials (film and literature) fit:-

Written paper

Literature

  • La symphonie pastorale resources
  • L'étranger resources

Film

  • Manon des sources resources

Download CCEA specific order form in Word format

How A2 language materials fit


L'environnement (L'énergie, la pollution, la protection de l'environnement)
La France multiculturelle
L'immigration, l'intégration, le racisme
Les problèmes sociaux
Poverty,Le crime et punition, la nouvelle technologie

Testing/learning techniques AS

Full teaching guide and student individual learning plan

Full introduction to vocab with contextualised grammar

TaskMagic exercises for deep learning

Full range of listening techniques with motivating radio style broadcasts

Full range of reading techniques

Well graded essay preparation activites for essays of approximately 230 words

Oral preparation sheets









Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)

CIE specification, past papers and examiners' reports.

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How the A*ttitudes course fits:-

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Most topics explicitly covered:-

Unit 1- Les voyages, les vacances, le tourisme- Travel and tourism
Unit 2-Les jeunes: Young people
Unit 3- L'éducation- Education
Unit 4-Le genre- Equality of opportunity
Unit 5-La santé - Health and fitness
Unit 6-Les traditions- Religion and belief,Cultural life/heritage
Unit 7-Les loisirs et les média- The media Free time activities
Unit 8-Les rapports : Family, Human relationships
Unit 9-Le monde du travail-Work and leisure employment and unemployment
Unit 10-L'environnement, la conservation (also at A2)
Unit 11- Le sport- Sport

Not specifically covered

Patterns of daily life
Urban and rural life
Food and drink
Generation gap - covered in all listenings

How A2 language materials fit

How cultural materials (film and literature) fit

Section 2

2014 exam

Section 1

L'avare

Section 2


Un sac de billes

Thérèse Desqueyroux