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French

It is increasingly important in a globalized society to be able to speak more than just one language. So if you enjoyed GCSE French and are keen to be able to communicate in French better then this could be the course for you.

This course will enable you to:

Communicate confidently and clearly and effectively in the French

Develop insights into the France and potentially into any of the over 40 countries around the world where French is the main the language spoken.

Study a subject that combines well with any A level subject and which will combine with many subjects at degree level really well.

Develop the transferable skills that are highly valued by employers and universities

Qualifications & Assessments

Exam Board EDUQAS
Level Level 3
Qualification A Level
Assessment Method Speaking test (30%) Listening reading and translation (50% ) Written response (20%)
Entry Requirements Entry Requirements

A level is a natural progression from GCSE. Throughout your studies, you will learn the language in the context of French-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. You will study texts and film and have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of your choice.
As well as lessons with the teacher, students will have a timetabled lesson each week with the foreign language assistant in smaller groups to focus on speaking and listening.

The A level course is organised into topics:

  • Theme 1: Being a young person in French-speaking society
  • Theme 2: Understanding the artistic and cultural world of French-speaking society
  • Theme 3: Diversity and difference
  • Theme 4: France 1940-1950: The Occupation and post-war years

The course also covers the study of a literary work and a feature film.
At the end of the course you will take three exams, which will test your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.

Conversation sessions with a Language Assistant

As well as your lessons with your teachers, you will have a timetabled lesson each week with the foreign language assistant in smaller groups to focus on speaking and listening.

Universities and employers value the ability to speak other languages. Many students continue their study of French as part of their university degrees. There is now a huge array of courses, which combine French with subjects such as business and management, marketing, accountancy, law, engineering, sciences, IT, arts and music.

Many students continue their study of French as part of their university degrees. There is now a huge array of courses, which combine French with subjects such as business and management, marketing, accountancy, law, engineering, sciences, IT, arts and music. Studies show that you improve your employment prospects by being able to speak a second language.

You will have the opportunity to visit Toulouse on an exchange trip.

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