When you decide to study French as one of your A-level subjects, you will simply be developing the skills you acquired during your GCSE course. You will continue to practise listening, reading, writing and speaking in French, but obviously to a higher level.

Everything we offer is there to help you to succeed – from the state-of-the-art language laboratory to a wide range of resources including lessons with friendly native speakers to help you become more confident speaking the language. Best of all you will find all the staff in the department friendly approachable and helpful. If you don’t believe us, just ask our students! Class sizes vary from year to year and language to language according to the number of students enrolled. Students should make full use of modern facilities to enhance their language skills, and also take the opportunity to visit the country.

Where does this lead?

Students in recent years have gone to university, studying languages by themselves or combined with other subjects, such as business, management, law, administration, ICT, engineering, international marketing and journalism. The choice is endless!

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in French

Modern Languages Course Leaflet

Exam board course specification

What Our Students Say

Learning French at Carmel has provided me with many opportunities. These range from improving my skills of communication to participating in the exchange. Throughout this experience I have put my skills into practice and have obtained a better understanding of the country and culture. I now feel confident speaking French.

Sophie O'Garra