A Level French
This subject is a must for pupils who derive enjoyment and benefit from learning a language.
Through studying GCE French, students have opportunities to:
- Develop an understanding of the language in a
variety of contexts and genres;
- Communicate confidently, clearly effectively in
the language for a range of purposes;
- Develop awareness and understanding of the
contemporary society, cultural background
and heritage of countries or communities where
French is spoken and ;
- Consider their study of the language in a broader context.
Course Units - 2 at AS / 2 at A2
- AS1: Speaking - This unit consists of two
- Q1: Presentation
- Q2: Conversation
- These tasks are Externally conducted and assessed
- AS2: Listening, Reading and Writing - This unit
consists of three elements:
- Section A: Listening
- Section B: Reading and translation (French to English)
- Section C: Writing
AS topic areas
- Family life and relationships
- Personal and interpersonal relationships
- Health and lifestyle
- Physical well-being
- Mental well-being
- Young people in society
- Influences on young people
- Education and career planning
There are also two units at A2.
A Level French
This qualification requires pupils to have:
7 GCSEs A*-C - including English and Mathematics.
7 GCSEs A*-C - including English, Maths and French GCSE at grade B or above.
Studying French helped to build my confidence and communication skills which helped me not only in my school work, but also in my wider life.
Mathew Rickard, past pupil
This course could lead to careers and higher education in:
- International Business
- European Business
- Translation Work and interpreting
- Sales and Marketing
- Travel and Tourism
- Any field where communication
skills are valued