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français Pré-AP III, AP, et V!
The French III Pre-AP, IV AP and V AP class is a combined class. The class is taught in French; however, each level represented has different language proficiency targets and expectations.
Students in the Pre-AP section have access to the AP material a year in advance, and benefit from having classmates at a higher proficiency level.
Students in the AP section who took Pre-AP French and/or AP French previously benefit from the extra year(s) of study in preparation for the AP exam.
The class is taught using an AP syllabus approved by the College Board. The class is taught on an A/B cycle so that students received an expanded knowledge of the the 6 AP themes.
Students in Pre-AP French may take the AP exam, although it is highly discouraged.
Students should check with each university or junior college for AP credit equivalents. There is no pass/fail on the AP exam, only qualification. Each AP score qualifies for a certain amount, and in some cases no, of college credit.
The AP exam is one test, on one day, at a specified time. It is an academic exam used to measure students knowledge and proficiency in French as set by College Board. This exam in no way measures what your student can fully do with French since this test is narrow and limited. It is a high stakes test, and can be a stressful experience. Therefore, students are encouraged, starting in Level 3 (Pre-AP) to look at and become familiar with the AP test format, and to look at past tests on the College Board website.
Westmoore offers the Global Seal of Biliteracy. Students must score a 19 or better on the English portion of the ACT exam, and qualify with a 3, 4 or 5 on the AP French language exam. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students will be able to take a French proficiency test to qualify them for the French language part of the Global Seal requirements. Students who qualify will receive a certificate from the Global Seal of Biliteracy group and a medal to wear at graduation.
In 2018 Westmoore had five French students qualify for the Global Seal of Biliteracy.
Please look on the Policies and Procedures tab for the course syllabus.