I chose to study French at Carmel because I enjoyed the subject at GCSE and wanted to develop my language skills further. I would recommend studying French at A level because, unlike the GCSE, you have the opportunity to learn more about French culture, rather than solely focusing on the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills.
Although it can be a challenging A level, I would say that it is the most rewarding because learning a language and learning about a new culture can change your outlook on the world and language skills are valued by many employers. Carmel College supports language students by creating a small conversation class to ensure that everyone feels confident when speaking in French, and by organising a range of trips. For example, many students have benefited from gaining work experience in France in year 13.
After leaving Carmel, I would like to continue studying French and I would consider doing a degree in languages. Overall, I think Carmel College is a great place to study a language.