French A Level
Languages, Literature and Culture
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
A Level French is a challenging and rewarding course which will widen your horizons. You will develop more advanced listening and reading skills in a variety of contexts, whilst finding out about French culture and ways of life. You will learn to communicate with confidence and increased accuracy in written and spoken French, expressing your point of view. The study of French grammar and translation is an integral part of the course. The study programme is supplemented with weekly oral classes in small groups with a native speaker. You will also study independently in the Learning and Resources Centre, which is fully equipped with books, films, magazines, and computer-assisted learning resources.
How will it be delivered?
Throughout the course you will be given weekly homework and regular tests. At the end of the two year course you will sit the final exams. Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation into English(2 hours). Paper 2: Written response to works and translation into French (2hrs 40mins). Paper 3: Speaking (18 mins)
You will need at least GCSE French grade B/6. Candidates without GCSE French but who are bilingual (can write and speak in French fluently) will also be considered at interview.
Your next steps...
Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having an A Level in a language will improve your prospects of employment within the UK or abroad. A language qualification provides an opportunity to progress to language courses at university as single or joint honours degrees.