A Level French

  • This subject will help you to develop an understanding of the French language in a variety of contexts and genres
  • You will develop the ability to communicate confidently and effectively in French in both speech and writing.
  • You will learn about the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of France and communities where French is spoken.
  • You will experience real French life during a penpal exchange trip to Doullens, Picardie.

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 elements:
    • 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

  1. Relationships
    • Family life and relationships
    • Personal and interpersonal relationships
  2. Health and lifestyle
    • Physical well-being
    • Mental well-being
    • Interests
  3. 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
  • Education
  • Translation Work and interpreting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Any field where communication
    skills are valued

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