Interaction programmes for Key Stage 5
Our Key Stage 5 Interaction programmes focuses on the traditional skills required for AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A (Advanced) level qualifications in 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 where your students will benefit from an Interaction programme.
WJEC Guidelines Summary of AssessmentAS 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.
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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 World of French LiteratureTo 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 includeMusée 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 French CinemaResearching 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:
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.
The Georges Pompidou centre - This famous art gallery 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 historical differences and compare the economical devolution of each region. Includes a visit to:Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF) and the Georges Pompidou centre both of which hold research information on French regions.
Historical & cultural visitsThe 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.
Evening entertainments Are carefully devised to include use of the French language, cooperation and communication between pupils.
Follow up to residential tripEach school has the opportunity to complete a joint educational programme/project after the residential trip enabling year long communication and beneficial linguistic development.
Accommodation & Inspection VisitsPlease get in touch for details of accommodation across Northern France, including 4 centres in Paris, and for details of inspection visits.
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