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French - A level

What will I learn?

To communicate in French at a high level: speaking, writing, listening and reading. The topics are

  1. Social issues and trends
  2. Political (A level) and artistic culture
  3. Grammar Options
  4. Works: Literary texts and films (at A level only)

What skills do I need?

  • Enthusiasm
  • Persistence
  • 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?

AS level

  • 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

A 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.