French A Level

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


As one of the top-ten most widely spoken languages in the world, a sound knowledge of French enhances career opportunities globally, as well being a valuable life skill. Study at this level gives an insight into the French-speaking world, giving students access to many African and Caribbean communities in addition to France and Canada.

Success at A Level leads to improved choices at university or in further education, where French can be studied in a surprising range of combinations with other subjects. The unemployment rate amongst language graduates is one of the lowest and they often attract higher salaries in business and industry.


A Level Course

You will follow a two-year course developing your skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing to a high level. This will enable you to communicate effectively across a broad range of contemporary and historical topics. By the end of the two years not only will your spoken and written language have vastly improved but you will also have a much greater insight into the culture of French-speaking countries.

You will develop the ability to use the internet as an international resource. There may also be the possibility of participating in a language-focused visit to France.

- Changes in French Society
- Artistic and Political culture in French - Speaking Countries
- Immigration and French multicultural society
- The Occupation and The Resistance

How will it be delivered?

Paper 1 Listening, reading and translation (40%)
Paper 2 Writer response to works and translation (30%)
Paper 3 Speaking (30%)

Entry requirements

Students should have a B grade or higher in GCSE French and a genuine interest in the French-speaking world.

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