Course Entry Requirements
GCSE grade 5 in French PLUS GCSE grade 5 in English Language
This is a highly respected A Level which develops communication and independent study skills, leading to a wide range of career options. We have fantastic facilities and resources including a state-of-the-art language lab. You will benefit from outstanding support from lessons with friendly native speakers as well as work experience opportunities in France.
What you will study
- A range of topics covering different aspects of French society and culture
- Analysis of text and films as part of the written exam
- Carry out a research project to discuss in the speaking exam
- Weekly conversation classes
Internal assessments to track your progress. There are three external examinations at the end of your second year.
Component 1 – Speaking (30%)
Component 2 – Reading, Listening and Translation (50%)
Component 3 – Text / Film based essay writing (20%)
- Small group sessions with a native speaker to improve speaking skills
- Weekly tutorials to improve grammar, reading, writing and comprehension skills
- A weekly ‘Stretch and Challenge’ session for more able linguists
- Regular revision sessions before exams
- High Achievers+ support with applications to competitive universities
- A Work Experience trip to France to develop skills and confidence
- Careers talks and advice from universities and former students
- A taster day at the University of Manchester
French appeals to a variety of students who wish to follow a career in languages or supplement their other A Levels with a highly regarded and respected A Level subject. Many UK and overseas universities offer combined degree courses where a language is studied alongside another subject, offering wider career options in the future.
Some examples include a Translator / Interpreter, Diplomat, Foreign Ambassador, Teacher, Writer, Journalist, Customer Service Representative, Hospitality Manager, Flight Attendant, Human Resources, and Specialist Healthcare Professional. The list is endless!
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