Weekly one-to-one tutorials with native speaker of French
An insight into contemporary France.
Considered a facilitating subject.
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (grade C or above) including English Language and a grade 6 (grade B+) in GCSE French.
In developing the knowledge and skills you acquired at GCSE, you will achieve greater fluency, accuracy and confidence in the language as it is spoken as well as written. As well as improving your communication skills, you will gain a valuable insight into another culture.
There are many exciting topics to cover. In the first year you will explore changes in French society, focusing on marriage, relationships and family, as well as issues such as equality in education and work. The impact of tourism on the environment and the economy is also covered.
You will examine how politics shapes society by looking at the role of the media, the internet, and popular culture. You will also study the festivals and traditions of France, and the impact of music and the arts on young people. Depending on the group’s interests, you will focus on a French film, or work of French literature.
In the second year, you will cover topical issues such as immigration, the challenges of multicultural France and the rise of the far right, alongside France during WW2, and French literature.
You will have access to the very best, up to date resources, including the option to have the specially designed smartphone and tablet resource pack and app, so that you can learn in a way which best suits you. There are online assessments which you can use to check your progress, and a huge range of authentic materials at your fingertips.
Other A Levels
French can be studied alongside Spanish, which will give linguists the best possible opportunities in the world of work. Topics covered overlap with Sociology, History, Geography, Literature and Film Studies; but French combines well with all A Level courses.
Where will my course lead?
French is considered a facilitating subject and is highly regarded by top universities.
In higher education it may be combined with Linguistics, Law, IT, Business Studies, European Studies, International Relations, Economics, Engineering or another language. Graduates may take up careers in international law, journalism, translating, interpreting, the diplomatic service, and customs and excise, to name but a few.