Why study French?
French A-Level equips you to speak fluently, allowing you to communicate effectively for either social or work purposes. At A-Level you will build on your knowledge from GCSE and gain a deeper understanding and will be able to write essays and debate current affairs in French.
What will I be learning about?
As well as developing your understanding of grammar and the structure of the language, you will learn about a range of cultural topics, including French music, immigration, other French speaking cultures, those in Africa and French society and politics. You will also study a French film and novel in detail.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is through a speaking exam, a listening exam and a reading and writing exam. The exams are at the end of the two course.
Where will this lead?
Being able to communicate in a second language is useful for a wide range of careers, as well as travel and work aboard. The knowledge and skills you develop on this course will help you to become a truly global citizen. Business, international work, law and the travel industry are some examples of pathways from a modern foreign language course, but it could also lead to a university course in foreign languages with a year aboard, followed by a career in languages.
What are the entry requirements?
Eight grade 9-4 at GCSE level including minimum level 5 in English, a level 6 grade or above in French. An interest in French language and culture is also important.