On Wednesday 14th June, pupils just beginning French Highers and Advanced Highers got a chance to find out what studying a language at University is like.
The day started with a mini-lecture on contemporary French society before the pupils were split into smaller seminar groups for a written language class in the morning. After lunch, it was back into smaller groups for a culture class focusing on extracts from a series of auto-portraits written by school pupils from Clichy-sous-Bois. The final session of the day brought all the pupils back together again for a series of presentations from a group of this year’s finalists, all talking about the benefits of Study Abroad and time abroad more generally, and then an employability-focused talk from the Employability and Skills Officer and a group of graduates from the past few years, talking about where French has taken them.
“I learned a lot about what it’s like in Uni and the hard work you have to put in and the types of career paths you can have by learning French”
“It was good to work with other schools and learn about potential career options and hear from the students and graduates”
“I got to experience what a French course at University was like”
“I found the talks about studying abroad very interesting and it was good to hear from other students”
“It was good to find out what a Uni lecture was like”