French

French

This course constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society. It fosters a range of transferable skills, including communication, critical thinking and creativity. Assessment includes an oral examination and two written tasks including listening, reading, writing and translation.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Languages
  • Qualification A Level 🧩
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
  • Course Length 2 years
100% Pass rate in 2019
Overview

The French A Level course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE. It constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society. It fosters a range of transferable skills, including communication, critical thinking and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and to society.

This course is ideal if you enjoy communicating with other people, have a good memory, and find problem solving stimulating.

Assessment includes an oral examination and two written tasks including listening, reading, writing and translation.

What topics will I study?

You will:

  • Increase your range of vocabulary and improve your understanding of grammar
  • Learn from a native speaker and have the opportunity to travel to France
  • Watch French films and read French literature
  • Research an area of particular interest in your individual project
  • Learn about many aspects of life in contemporary France and the Francophonie
  • Acquire a deeper cultural awareness of French speaking

What can I study alongside this course?

This course can be combined with other courses to make a full programme. It goes well with another foreign language and with A Levels in English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, Geography, History, Sociology or any other subject which may lead to an international career.

Next steps: 

You could go on to study at university, whether you specialise in French or combine the language with another subject.

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements: Eight GCSEs at grade 4 or above (including English Language and Maths).

Subject specific entry requirements or recommendations: Grade 6 or above in GCSE French. Other experience in French may be taken into account.

Facilities

You will have access to several Learning Resource Centres. There is a refectory in the Hele Building and in other areas of the college.

Additional Costs

There are some costs of materials and resources, for an indication of what these might be please click to view the fees for September 2018.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course). For any fee-related queries or further information, please contact the Advice and Recruitment Team on 01392 400444.

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