A Level French is a two-year linear course, with all exams undertaken at the end of the course.
There is an emphasis on students developing a knowledge and understanding of aspects of the society, culture and history of France; a key part of this will be the in-depth study of two works - literary or film. Grammar is essential for speaking and writing accurate French and will be introduced and thoroughly practised alongside translation skills, both from and into French.
The course is taught through a mixture of classroom based study and conversation classes. Nearly all of the teaching will be delivered in French to develop your fluency. The opportunity for a prolonged stay in France may be provided via a study visit to Paris.
What are the entry requirements?
To study French at this level you will need to have a GCSE grade 6 or better in GCSE French; it doesn’t matter if the exam was taken early, in addition to the general entry requirements. However, a grade 5 will be reviewed on an individual basis.
What opportunities will this lead to?
Many French students go on to study at university, often choosing courses in the arts or humanities that make good use of their talent for communication.
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