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FRENCH - Level 3


Qualification: NCEA Level 3

Entry requirements: Level 2 French; or on application to the HOD.

Content/Skills: The course is taught using an interactive text, authentic articles, videos, films and websites. Literature is studied: Le Petit Prince and other texts if time allows. Issues are covered such as immigration, racism and the environment, as are cultural interest topics like the French people and Paris. The study of French develops qualities of tolerance and cultural sensitivity while enabling students to appreciate more fully their own cultural identity and their own language. A school trip to France has traditionally been organised every second year and there are opportunities for exchanges and immersion scholarships.

Field Trips: Individual exchange to France, University NCEA Workshop, Cultural trips (Maison de Crêpes), French Film Festival

Sacré Coeur, Montmartre, Paris — Image by: Michelle Pinkney

Please be aware that this course has associated costs. By selecting this course you will be requested to make contributions connected to its delivery.

These costs are: A subscription to Education Perfect

Assessment: 4 Achievement Standards at Level 3 - a maximum of 18 or 21 credits.

2 Internal Achievement Standards: a spoken presentation (3 credits) or interaction portfolio (6 credits), a written portfolio (5 credits).

2 External Achievement Standards: listening comprehension (5 credits), reading comprehension (5 credits).

Where does it lead? Tertiary study - students gain direct entry into Stage 2 French at any New Zealand university. French is an excellent option for students intending to follow an academic course and who are aiming for university. This subject is particularly useful in tandem with commerce, science and law papers and for students considering careers in hospitality, tourism, Foreign Affairs, teaching and any career involving communication with people.

For further information see Mrs Pinkney.