As part of our Key Stage 5 Interaction programmes we focus on the traditional skills required for AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A (Advanced) level qualifications in French
WJEC Guidelines AS GCE and Advanced GCE French
Taking guidelines from the WJEC AS GCE in French and the Advanced GCE in French based on examination requirements from 2009 we have selected invaluable areas whereby your students will benefit from an Interaction programme.
WJEC Guidelines SUMMARY OF ASSESSMENT
AS and A Level Oral requirements include general conversation and examiner led and structured topics. Our Interaction programmes can offer real opportunities to develop student’s skills in the following way:
Oral French – Contact with French students of the same age and abilities during the residential Interaction trip encourages dialogue and enhancement of conversational French.
Written and reading objectives - can be developed by one to one contact with a French child the same age as your students during the trip as well as via correspondence between the groups before and after the residential.
Using our extensive links with Educational bodies in Northern France, Voyager link your UK school with a suitable profile French school in the area. We do this well in advance of your trip so there are plenty of opportunities for email and video conference correspondence before even reaching France. We actively encourage UK and French pupils to get to know one another before the trip in the belief that pupils will feel more comfortable learning alongside students they already know.
Guided Study essay (A Level)
A crucial part of the A Level examination is the guided studies essay whereby your students are expected to study and respond to spoken and written sources of their options. Voyager Interaction offers an adapted study programme of educational and cultural visits during the Interaction residential trip linked to the Guided studies essay options:
THE OF WORLD LITERATURE - FRENCH LITERATURE
To assist students in researching the life and works of French authors what better way than to visit 2 of the most famous French authors dedicated museums that include their life history and invaluable information for research material . Visits can include
Muse Clemenceau - The museum is located in the apartment where the writer George Clemenceau lived from 1895 to 1929. His view included a garden and the Eiffel Tower. Displays include memorabilia and documents such as portraits, books, newspapers and manuscripts.
Maison de Victor Hugo Museum - The home where Victor Hugo lived between the years of 1832 and 1848 has been turned into a museum called the Maison de Victor Hugo, situated in the picturesque area of Marais, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. It was the second floor of the former Hotel de Rohan-Guemenee in the Place des Vosges in an apartment that this author lived and worked, writing some of his best known works including a large part of Les Miserables.
THE WORLD OF CINEMA - FRENCH CINEMA
Researching the history of French cinema is an invaluable way of understanding how French cinema has evolved to influence artistic development in global cinema structures visits can include:
1. Palais de Chaillot - Cinematheque Francaise
In 1936 Henri Langlois founded the Cinémathèque Française which has daily shows of three or four noted films of the past selected from its extensive records.
2. The Georges Pompidou centre
The famous Georges Pompidou centre also shows French films and offers optional workshops to students
REGIONS OF FRANCE
Background knowledge of how the regions of France were evolved can assist your students to understand the historical background to French regions and compare the economical devolution of each region
Includes a visit to
Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) and the Georges Pompidou centre both holding research information on French regions
Accommodation & Inspection Visits
Please see our Venues page for details of accommodation across Northern France, including 4 centres in Paris and our Teachers page for details of inspection visits.
Historical & cultural visits
The educational residential programme is tailor-made to incorporate visits related to the curriculum identified by your school. These may include visits to tourism attractions, surveys of local commerce, comparisons of local and global industries, studies of historical sites and Art Study tours.
Are carefully devised to include use of the French language, cooperation and communication between pupils.
Follow up to residential trip
each school has the opportunity to complete a joint educational programme/project after the residential trip enabling year long communication and beneficial linguistic development.