What will I learn?
To communicate in French at a high level: speaking, writing, listening and reading. The topics are
- Social issues and trends
- Political (A level) and artistic culture
- Grammar Options
- Works: Literary texts and films (at A level only)
What skills do I need?
- Organisation skills
- Communication skills
- Presentation skills
The most successful students of an A level language are those who are willing to ‘have a go’ and keep on top of their work / homework outside of French lessons.
How is the course graded?
- 1 hour 45 minutes: listening, reading and writing exam = 40% of AS level.
- 1 hour 15 minutes writing exam = 30% of AS level.
- 12-14 minute speaking exam = 30% of AS level
- 2 hours 30 minutes listening, reading and writing exam = 40% of A level
- 2 hour writing exam = 30% of A level
- 21-23 minute speaking exam (including 5 minutes preparation time) = 30% of A level
What is next for me after this course?
The sky is the limit! Whatever you decide to do after A levels, this qualification will always be an asset to you. A language can help with lots of career paths, especially if you hope to progress to higher education. Careers include teaching, media, journalism, translator, management and tourism.