Languages, Literature and Culture

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

Code FR01
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Students study technological and social change, looking at diversity and the benefits it brings. They will study highlights of French speaking artistic culture, including francophone music and cinema, and learn about political engagement and who wields political power in the French speaking world. Students also explore the influence of the past on present day French speaking communities. Throughout their studies, they will learn the language in the context of French speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. Students will study texts and have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of their choice.

Skills Acquired
Knowledge of the language and culture of other European countries is an important skill in the modern commercial world. Even though your main interest and career may be a commercial specialism, this course will enable you to talk to French speaking citizens in their own language.

Students Suited To The Course
Communication skills and a willingness to express ideas in speech and in writing on a wide range of topics, to learn and use the language for real purpose.

What Other Subjects It Combines Well With
There are many courses which include a language component such as Business Studies, History, Geography as well as Art and Design and other creative subjects.

Trip to France


Course Structure

Year 12

  • Aspects of French speaking society: current trends and issues
  • Artistic culture and political life in the French speaking world
  • Grammar

Year 13

  • Two texts from the list set in the specification
  • Individual research project
  • One of four themes i.e. aspects of French speaking society: current trends, aspects of French speaking society: current issues, artistic culture in the French speaking world, aspects of political life in the French speaking world

Unit Content

Year 12

  • Social issues and trends
  • Political and artistic culture
  • Grammar

Year 13

  • Literary texts and films
  • Individual research project

How will it be delivered?

  • Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing (50%)
  • Paper 2: Writing (20%)
  • Paper 3: Speaking (including discussion and delivering a presentation 30%)

Entry requirements

GSCE grade 7 in French.

Your next steps...

Whatever you choose to do in the future, you will find that the things you learn in this course will help you to open new opportunities internationally. For example, you could work or study abroad or work in an international company in the UK. French A-Level can lead to further study of the subject at university. Languages are often offered as part of a dual degree e.g. Management and French.