NCEA Course Booklet

Modern Languages

Year 13

French

Prerequisites Credits in three standards at Level 2 French, with one of them a speaking standard. Description At Level 3, students continue to build on the skills and language structures learnt in Level 2, with the same achievement objectives outlined in the Level 2 description. Greater skill at manipulating the language is required, with emphasis on being able to develop an extended point of view. Students at this level are expected to explore differing viewpoints to their own and acknowledge other perspectives on societal issues. There is added emphasis on quality of thought and depth of argument. Topics of study include the environment, immigration and integration of immigrant populations, the rise of Islam, social issues – for example, the rising number of homeless – with all providing a stimulus for much discussion and exchange of views. Students study film and analyse literature as well as reviewing text types. Authentic material is now very much in evidence. Technology plays an integral role in sourcing this material.

Assessment This course contributes towards NCEA Level 3 and University Entrancy, with 10 of the 24 credits externally assessed by examination, and the remaining 14 credits internally assessed. The following Achievement Standards will be assessed: • AS 91543 (5 credits – external) Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken French. • AS 91544 (3 credits – internal) Give a clear spoken presentation in French that communicates a critical response to stimulus material. • AS 91545 (6 credits – internal) Interact clearly using spoken French to explore and justify ideas and perspectives in different situations. • AS 91546 (5 credits – external) Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual French texts. • AS 91547 (5 credits – internal) Write a variety of text types in clear French to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives.

Students require a laptop and headphones, as well as an A4 Lever Arch file.

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