When you decide to study A Level French as one of your 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. Above 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. Likewise, students should make full use of modern facilities to enhance their language skills. In addition, students should also take the opportunity to visit the country.

Where does A Level French lead?

Students in recent years have gone to university, studying languages by themselves. However, others have 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

French A Level News

Carmel on BBC News: Language study decline in UK

French Work Experience Trip To Rouen

Former student experiences life in Paris

Springtime in Paris

Bonjour to our French Exchange students


What Our Students Say

I enjoy studying at Carmel as the college provides many opportunities to learn about future careers and how to successfully apply. As well as Science and Maths, I take A Level French as I think the lesson, teaching and way of learning are really different from how I work in my other subjects. The skills I am learning in French will greatly improve my medicine application as taking a language develops communication skills which are vital when training to become a doctor. Also, the atmosphere in language lessons is very comfortable and enjoyable as everyone feels confident speaking and listening to each other and that helps everyone to develop quickly and confidently.

Ella Riley

Ella Riley - A Level French student