French in S3

Learning French in S3

The Modern Languages Department in Kirkintilloch High School offers French study at three levels in S3 to allow you a smooth transition from S2.

Access 3 

This course allows pupils to continue learning French at a level where communication can be achieved within the skill elements of Listening, Speaking and Reading (no Writing element). All assessment procedures are conducted internally and across three units of work:

Personal Language

Transactional Language

Language in Work

Achieving an award at Access 3 level allows a student to progress to Intermediate 1 in a subsequent year of study.

Intermediate 1
At Intermediate 1 level pupils will develop further all skill elements:

Listening                     Speaking

Reading                       Writing

To enhance your understanding of the French language and culture you will study three units of work

Personal and Social Language

Transactional Language

Language in Work

Each unit will be assessed both internally throughout the 2 year course and in a final exam in S4.

Achieving an award at Intermediate 1level allows a student to progress to Intermediate 2 in a subsequent year of study. 

Intermediate 2

At Intermediate 2 all skill elements are developed at a higher level of study. You will discover more about France and its language through studying two units of work:

Language

Personal Communication

As with Int 1 each unit will be assessed both internally throughout the 2 year course and in a final exam in S4.

Success at Intermediate 2 level allows pupils to progress to Higher level in a subsequent year of study. 

Each pupil will be given the opportunity to study at the level where he/she will attain the highest award possible allowing progression to the next level of study