You will develop your 4 language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as learning new tenses and a wide range of more complex language structures. You will have a conversation class every week with our French assistant(e). Topics include changes in French society, music, media, festivals and traditions, immigration and France’s multi-cultural society, and the Occupation and French Resistance. You will also study literary texts and French films. You should expect to build up your vocabulary and your reading and listening skills by reading for pleasure in French and listening to French on TV, radio or online.
A grade 5 or above in GCSE French, and Grade 5 in a GCSE English.
After taking A Level French, you could go on to study French at University, perhaps along with another subject such as Business Studies, Law, International Relations or History. Some of our students have opted to learn a new language such as Mandarin or Japanese at University, where the requirement has been a good A Level in any foreign language. Other students have chosen other subjects such as Chemistry at Universities which offer the chance to spend a year studying their degree subjects at a French University.
However, the highly developed communication skills and international awareness of an A Level linguist are an asset for any career.