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A Level French

Description of Course:
Students will be required to listen and respond to a variety of spoken sources as well as read and respond to a variety of written texts, use language accurately to express ideas and understand and apply grammatical structures.

Over the two years, students will study 4 topics with reference to target language countries as well as in a wider, global context. These include:

  • Aspects of French – speaking society : current trends ( family changes, cyber-society, voluntary work)

  • Aspects of French – speaking society : current issues ( tolerance of others, basic laws)

  • Artistic culture in the French – speaking world ( music, films, literature, regional and national heritage)

  • Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world ( politics, immigration, demonstrations)



Listening, Reading and Writing
Written paper : 2 hours 30 minutes
50% of A-level

Written exam : 2 hours
20% of A-level

Oral exam :- 21-23 minutes ( including 5 minutes preparation time)
30% of A-level


Why Study A Level French
The course is designed for those students who may wish to progress to further and higher education in Languages, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Journalism, Banking or a career as an entrepreneur where you will need good language skills to effectively communicate with people in the UK or in the global market. Historians, politicians and geographers will also benefit from developing language skills that will help them get to know the people and area that they are passionate about. Learning a language also helps you to learn about, and appreciate, the diversity of different cultures.

Strong Subject Combinations
English Language
English Literature

Possible Further Study and Degree Courses
Business (international or with a language)
Joint Honours Courses