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National 3 French (Course Code: C730 73)

SCQF Level 3 (18 SCQF credit points)

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Why study French?

Learning a new language allows you to connect with different people and their cultures. The ability to use language is at the centre of thinking. You reflect, communicate and develop ideas through language.

French is the second most popular learned language in the world after English, and is spoken in around 30 countries. These include: Belgium, Canada, Switzerland and many countries in central and north Africa. It is one of the official languages of the European Union.

It is a valuable second language in many different career areas and, of course, is useful when you are on holiday or travelling in France and other French-speaking countries.

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college. You would normally have achieved:

What will I study?

This course aims to help you read, write, listen to and speak French in many different situations and settings. Your critical and creative thinking skills will also improve, as well your cultural awareness.

The course has two compulsory units.

French: Understanding Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

French: Using Language (9 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Your teacher or tutor will assess your work on a regular basis throughout the course. Items of work might include:

You must pass both units to gain the course qualification.

What can I go on to next?

If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Where can my parents find out more?

Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.

They can also read the information leaflet(s):

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