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A-level French: Literature and Film Study day (relevant for all boards)

Languages 16-18 Student Revision

Karine Harrington, Tim Guilford, Samy Etienne

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Why attend?

  • Deepen students’ understanding and critical appreciation of film and literature through a series of interactive lectures and activities
  • Make sure students know how to write a confident and well-structured response that meets the requirements of A Level mark schemes
Booking Ref: FR270319 / FR290319

Programme

10.20am Registration
10.45am What is cinema?   
  •  Artistic purpose – film as an artistic creation
  •  Time, space, action – putting film into context
Session delivered in English
11.15am A study of the film ‘La Haine’ 
  •  Plot and structure
  •  A mirror on the social ills of France – interweaving themes
  •  The perspective of the viewer then and now
Session delivered in French with supporting pre-release notes and activities to enable students who have not studied this film to use it for their IRP or use A04 information provided in response to speaking cards.
‘La haine attire la haine!’
11.45pm A study of the film ‘Au revoir les enfants’  
  •  Plot and structure
  •  The interplay between reality and art – Louis Malle and ‘les justes’
  •  The perspective of the viewer then and now
  •  
Session delivered in French with supporting pre-release notes and activities to enable students who have not studied this film to use it for their IRP or use A04 information provided in response to speaking cards.
‘Au revoir, les enfants! À bientôt!’
 
12.15pm How to get high marks in your film essay 
  •  What we mean by analysis and how to showcase this skill
  •  Keeping a focus on the quality of your French
  •  Workshop activity
Session in English
12.40pm Lunch break
1.40pm What is literature?   
  •  Artistic purpose – the novelist, playwright or poet and why they write
  •  The elements of literary creation
  • Session delivered in English
2.15pm
 
 
A study of the novel ‘L’étranger’  
  •  Plot and narration
  •  Life, death and indifference
  • The reader’s perspective – are we strangers too?
Session delivered in French with supporting pre-release notes and activities to enable students who have not studied this film to use it for their IRP or use A04 information provided in response to speaking cards.
‘Je m'ouvrais pour la première fois à la tendre indifférence…’
2.45pm A study of the novel ‘Un sac de billes’ 
  • Plot, themes and history
  • The autobiography of a generation
  • The reader’s perspective – reflections on the nature of humanity
Session delivered in French with supporting pre-release notes and activities to enable students who have not studied this film to use it for their IRP or use A04 information provided in response to speaking cards.
‘J’ai compris que, pour moi, l’école était fini’
3.15pm How to get high marks in your literature essay 
  •  What we mean by analysis and how to showcase this skill
  •  Keeping a focus on the quality of your French
  •  Workshop activity
Session in English
   
3.40pm Course ends

Why attend?

  • Deepen students’ understanding and critical appreciation of film and literature through a series of interactive lectures and activities
  • Make sure students know how to write a confident and well-structured response that meets the requirements of A Level mark schemes
Booking Ref: FR270319 / FR290319

Programme

10.20am Registration
10.45am What is cinema?   
  •  Artistic purpose – film as an artistic creation
  •  Time, space, action – putting film into context
Session delivered in English
11.15am A study of the film ‘La Haine’ 
  •  Plot and structure
  •  A mirror on the social ills of France – interweaving themes
  •  The perspective of the viewer then and now
Session delivered in French with supporting pre-release notes and activities to enable students who have not studied this film to use it for their IRP or use A04 information provided in response to speaking cards.
‘La haine attire la haine!’
11.45pm A study of the film ‘Au revoir les enfants’  
  •  Plot and structure
  •  The interplay between reality and art – Louis Malle and ‘les justes’
  •  The perspective of the viewer then and now
  •  
Session delivered in French with supporting pre-release notes and activities to enable students who have not studied this film to use it for their IRP or use A04 information provided in response to speaking cards.
‘Au revoir, les enfants! À bientôt!’
 
12.15pm How to get high marks in your film essay 
  •  What we mean by analysis and how to showcase this skill
  •  Keeping a focus on the quality of your French
  •  Workshop activity
Session in English
12.40pm Lunch break
1.40pm What is literature?   
  •  Artistic purpose – the novelist, playwright or poet and why they write
  •  The elements of literary creation
  • Session delivered in English
2.15pm
 
 
A study of the novel ‘L’étranger’  
  •  Plot and narration
  •  Life, death and indifference
  • The reader’s perspective – are we strangers too?
Session delivered in French with supporting pre-release notes and activities to enable students who have not studied this film to use it for their IRP or use A04 information provided in response to speaking cards.
‘Je m'ouvrais pour la première fois à la tendre indifférence…’
2.45pm A study of the novel ‘Un sac de billes’ 
  • Plot, themes and history
  • The autobiography of a generation
  • The reader’s perspective – reflections on the nature of humanity
Session delivered in French with supporting pre-release notes and activities to enable students who have not studied this film to use it for their IRP or use A04 information provided in response to speaking cards.
‘J’ai compris que, pour moi, l’école était fini’
3.15pm How to get high marks in your literature essay 
  •  What we mean by analysis and how to showcase this skill
  •  Keeping a focus on the quality of your French
  •  Workshop activity
Session in English
   
3.40pm Course ends

Presenters

Karine Harrington - Presenter
Karine Harrington - Presenter
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Tim Guilford - Presenter
Tim Guilford - Presenter
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Samy Etienne - Presenter
Samy Etienne - Presenter
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Presenters

Karine Harrington - Presenter
Karine Harrington - Presenter
Read Biography
Tim Guilford - Presenter
Tim Guilford - Presenter
Read Biography
Samy Etienne - Presenter
Samy Etienne - Presenter
Read Biography

Venue

FR270319
Conway Hall - London
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
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Venue

FR290319
Methodist Central Hall
Oldham Street
Manchester
Greater Manchester
M1 1JQ
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