Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who have studied the language at GCSE or have family living in France. The course will build learners’ confidence and enhance language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. Topics include the changing nature of the family, music and cinema in the French speaking world and aspects of French political life and society.

You could complement your studies with enrichment activities including the French club or the Culture society.

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to continue the study of a language previously taken to GCSE level
  • Enjoy learning languages and are keen to exchange ideas in French
  • Enjoy travelling to France and other French speaking countries and learning about their people and places
  • Have an open mind to another culture and outlook on life
  • Are interested in wider European issues
  • Would like to broaden their skills and add a qualification which is attractive to employers
  • Would like to progress to higher education to study French or another language
Speaking a foreign language is a valuable skill in many professions and students go on to careers within business and management, travel and tourism, media, banking, teaching and interpreting.

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by an examination. The Assessments will cover: 

  • Aspects of French-speaking society: Current trends
  • Aspects of French-speaking society: Current issues
  • Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
  • Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
  • Grammar
  • One text and one film
  • Individual research project

What skills will you develop?

Skills students will develop on this course include:

  • Analysing texts both written and spoken
  • Reading strategies
  • Essay writing
  • Effort
  • Resilience
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Literacy and oracy in the target language
  • and English
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork/groupwork
  • Self-motivation
  • Application of digital technologies

Progression Routes

A Level

Course Leader:
David Green

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE French at Grade 6 with an average points score of 4.9 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by examination.