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Welcome to French

Course Details 

Why choose this course?

If you are interested in the culture of French-speaking countries and like to communicate, then this course is for you. It will enable you to communicate more spontaneously in French as well as provide you with an insight into the culture of France and other French speaking countries, including films and literature.
An A-level in French is the perfect addition to degrees in engineering, law, business, finance and many more as well as a degree in its own right if you are interested in translating, interpreting or teaching. With the current political developments, there has never been a time where linguists were needed more.

Course Content/Main Topics

Year 12
• Social issues and trends
• Artistic Culture & Heritage
• Grammar
• Works - 1 Book or 1 Film (If the student sits the AS level examination the same work studied for this examination can not be studied again in Year 13. Therefore they must choose 2 new works for Year 13.)

Year 13
• Social issues and trends
• Political and Artistic Culture
• Grammar
• Works - 1 Book or 1 Film (Either 1 book and 1 film or 2 books must have been covered in Year 13, one of which may be studied in Year 12 but not examined. 2 films are not permitted.)
• Individual research project

Careers and Higher Education

• French translator / interpreter
• Degree course at a UK university
• Teaching career
• Part of a degree in many other areas such as politics, tourism, engineering, law, finance, business
• International entrepreneurial and business opportunities


A Level


Mock examinations take place twice in year 12 and once in year 13. As part of the on-line Hodder course translation tests, vocabulary tests and listening tests on the topics can be taken and results are recorded and fed back.

The A-level examination consists of 3 Papers
Paper 1 – Listening, Reading and Writing – 2hr 30 mins (50% of total mark)
Paper 2 – Writing – 2 hrs (20% of total mark)
Paper 3 – Speaking – 21-23mins (30% of total mark)

Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE French

Contact Information

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