At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5, including English plus a grade 6 or equivalent in French.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Studying French at A Level will be a challenging and intellectually stimulating experience. The course aims to foster your ability for critical thinking, whilst improving your communication and social skills all of which will give you a competitive edge in today’s increasingly international job market.
The course affords you a fascinating insight into francophone society and culture. It is designed to build on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE, whilst enriching your understanding of the society and culture of countries where French is spoken. During your studies, you will examine the changing and diverse nature of French speaking society and artistic culture, along with aspects of social and political life.
The course also involves the in-depth study of a French film and novel as well as giving you the opportunity to research an individual project of your choosing. Emphasis is placed on practical communication using topical and authentic material. Translation, which entails thorough knowledge and accurate application of grammar, forms an integral part of your learning. Lessons are conducted largely in the target language where you will present viewpoints, develop arguments, as well as learning to analyse and evaluate a wide variety of spoken and written material.
How will I be assessed?
You will sit three exams, consisting of two written papers and a speaking exam.
Are there any special expenses?
We would recommend buying a good bilingual dictionary and a copy of the novel studied.
What could I do next?
French is highly valued by Higher Education institutions and employers.
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.