In 2013-14, the examination will take the following format. There will be questions on each of the 5 topics we have studied throughout the year, that is:
- de Gaulle and the media
- Bourdieu and the media, with particular reference to Sur la télévision
- the written news media and the internet in France, with particular reference to Poulet's La Fin des journaux
- Sarkozy and the media
- France's outward-facing media since 2002 (with particular reference to the launch of France 24)
There will be a choice of 2 questions for each topic.
Students doing a 3-hour exam will be required to answer 3 questions on 3 topics.
Students doing a 2-hour exam will be required to answer 2 questions on 2 topics. THESE MUST NOT DUPLICATE MATERIAL OR TOPICS COVERED IN THEIR ASSESSED ESSAYS.
A sample paper which follows the rubric and syllabus for 2011-12 can be found HERE . (Note the last question is not relevant to this year's syllabus)
As the final topic above is new for 2013-14, students may find it useful to reflect on these sample questions