The aim of this course is to equip students with the confidence to effectively communicate (both in spoken and written forms) and develop a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is spoken. It also provides a stepping stone for university courses in French and/or Francophone Studies. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of French in a broader context.
Awarding Organisation: AQA
Reformed/Linear A-Level: Yes
More information: Miss L Hurst
GCSE Grade 6+ in French, plus the standard Sixth Form entry requirements.
Topics under consideration for study:
There is also an individual research project.
French A Level aims to encourage students:
Students are assessed in listening, reading and writing (as one paper), another writing paper (film/literature essay) and speaking (which includes an individual research project) at the end of Year 13.
Post 18 Opportunities
As well as allowing candidates to develop their language skills, the course will foster an awareness of French culture and history. In addition to providing a secure foundation for study in higher education, the course equips candidates with a range of skills for careers in business, education and the arts.
Destinations of students in the last two years:
- Nottingham Trent University – French and Media
- Oxford University - French
Students will be expected to purchase their own textbook and grammar book. It is also expected that they will purchase a good quality French to English dictionary.