Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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What will you be working towards?

Code Fre01
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


A Level French is a highly regarded qualification for most university courses, and for any profession which requires clear communication and precision. It often proves invaluable for careers in medicine, science, law or business. Modern languages graduates currently have one of the highest employment rates.

Why study this subject?

• To develop the ability to speak and write French to a high standard in a variety of registers

• To develop skills in reading and listening to French

• To develop understanding of French life and culture

• To develop positive attitudes to foreign language learning

• To provide an excellent basis for those who wish to continue to degree level


Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing

• Candidates will answer a range of questions based on approximately 5 minutes of heard material and on a selection of written stimulus texts. They will also have translation exercises (Eng-Fre/Fre-Eng).

Unit 2: Writing

• Candidates will write 2 essays on set books and films. The essays will require a critical appreciation of the concepts and issues in the works studied.

Unit 3: Speaking

• Candidates will have a stimulus card based on one of the topics studied and will have to present an individual research project.

The A Level course will cover the following topics:

• Popular culture - Cinema, music and heritage

• Politics - Unions, the right to vote, immigration

• Family/relationships - Relationships within the family, friendships and marriage/partnerships

• The cyber society - Internet, its dangers and its advantages

• Voluntary work - The importance of voluntary work, its benefits and drawbacks

• A diverse society - Racism, integration and the prison system

How will it be delivered?

Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing

2 hours 30 minutes; 50% of the A Level qualification

Unit 2: Writing

2 hours; 20% of the A Level qualification

Unit 3: Speaking

30% of the A Level qualification

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 6 in French.

Your next steps...

Please apply directly to our School if you are interested in studying this subject.