A Level French

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You will be studying in a department with a proven track record of continuing success at AS and A level.

The transition from GCSE to A level is handled sensitively by experienced departmental staff.


You will build upon the language skills acquired at GCSE. The specification for AS and A level French is designed to encourage students to:

  • develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning
  • develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres
  • communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes
  • develop awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of
  • countries or communities where the language is spoken
  • consider their study of the language in a broader context.

This specification is designed to encourage students to:•

  • derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning•
  • acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment
  • communicate with speakers of the language
  • take their place in a multilingual global society.

Course Content

If you have been successful in your study of French at GCSE you should consider continuing with AS or A level French.

The Areas of Interest at AS are “Being a young person in French-speaking society” and “Understanding the French-speaking world.”

For A-level students explore Diversity and Difference and France from 1940-50: The Occupation and the post-war years.

Entry requirements

B Grade in GCSE French

Future opportunities

Where will success take me?

Nowadays competence in a foreign language is extremely desirable for employers. It distinguishes one candidate from another with similar qualifications. University courses include French as a combination subject with a wide variety of other subjects including Law, Accountancy, Business Studies and Sciences.

Careers involving direct and indirect use of French range from interpreting, marketing and sales, diplomatic service, teaching, accountancy, banking, travel and tourism, engineering and business.

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