Students should have achieved at least a ‘B’ grade in Year 10 French, and an examination score of 65% in English.
All students wishing to study a Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE) language course are required to complete an application for permission to enrol in a WACE language course in the year prior to first enrolment in the course, to ensure that students select the course best suited to their linguistic background and educational needs. Information about the process, including an application form, is sent to schools at the end of Term 2.
There are two courses offered:
French Second Language ATAR and French Background Language
Unit 1 - C’est la vie! (That’s life!)
My daily routine, French sports and leisure, and Leading a healthy lifestyle.
Unit 2 - Voyages (Travel)
My travel tales and plans, Australia as a travel destination, and Travel in a modern world. Students extend their communication skills in French and gain a broader insight into the language and culture of France and francophone countries via selected literature texts, magazine and newspaper articles (including online), feature films, voice recordings, and modern music. Oral and written skills are developed, as well as aural and written comprehension. Culture is extended through various channels, including conversation practice with a French native speaker, interaction with visiting French students, and the opportunity to travel to France or Réunion Island.
Details of assessments and examinations will be provided to students at the commencement of the course.
French (Units 3 & 4) - ATAR
With globalisation, the knowledge of another language is an acknowledged asset. French is the official language in 30 countries, and used in many more. It is an official language of the Olympic Games and the United Nations.
Language Bonus for University Entry
UWA, Curtin, Murdoch and Edith Cowan, along with many interstate universities, offer a 10% ATAR bonus to students taking a language in Year 12. This is added to the scaled score of the language mark.