French

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • It will move you on from GCSE and by A-Level you will be able to speak and write with fluency.
  • You will have a weekly individual oral lesson with our French assistant who is from Paris.
  • The course provides interesting insights into a range of issues in France and French-speaking societies around the world.
  • You will learn about and understand French-speaking culture, which will be a great asset when applying to university to do a range of course from sciences, through humanities to the arts.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Year 1 (AS) – Aspects of French-speaking society, French artistic culture, a French film.

Year 2 (A-Level) – aspects of French-speaking society, French political culture (teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment)

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 1 (AS) – one comprehension exam 40% marks, one essay exam 30% marks; one speaking exam 30% marks.

Year 2 (A-Level) – one comprehension exam 50% marks; one essay exam 20% marks; one speaking exam 30% marks.

 

PROGRESSION

French is likely to be more in demand by British businesses post Brexit so French is a perfect language to compliment a range of degree courses e.g. engineering or business. Universities regard very favourably the intellectual and cultural assets of a young person who has studied a language at A-Level.