French A Level Block A

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code F1
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


A Level French has been developed to inspire all students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the French-speaking world. You will develop an advanced level knowledge and understanding of the French language, the culture of France and other French-speaking countries, as well as practical and valuable language and transferable study skills. This specification will help to prepare students for higher education and enhance their employability profile. The assessments place an emphasis on spontaneity and grammar, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for students to apply their knowledge independently and creatively. 


The qualification features familiar and popular themes as well as some new content that provides clear links to some of the most fundamental and interesting aspects of the culture of the target language country and communities. You will study popular literary texts and films including contemporary and more classical titles.

The A-level has two main themes

  • Les changements dans la sociŽtŽ franaise (Development of French society)
  • La culture politique et artistique dans les pays francophones (Political and artistic culture of the French-speaking world)

The are to be studied alongside either one literary text or one film and assessed through two externally examined papers and one non-exam assessment (oral).

How will it be delivered?

Assessed through two externally examined papers and one non-exam assessment (oral).

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades at 4 or above including a grade 4 in English and preferably a 6 in French, although grade 5 may be accepted after discussion with the MFL department.

Your next steps...

Essential if a student wishes to study French at university, it can also be used to form a rounded curriculum, one that universities appreciate. Any student who may wish to live and work abroad should consider a modern foreign language such as French.