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Sixth Form


Qualification Level 3 Advanced GCE in French

Exam Board AQA

Course Specific Entry Requirements Grade 6 or above in GCSE French



A Level French builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE level or equivalent. The course constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society. 


What will I learn? 

▲  Social issues and trends 

▲  Political and artistic culture 

▲  Grammar 

▲  Literary texts and films 

▲  Individual research project 


How will I learn? 

A range of teaching styles will be employed to enhance students’ linguistic skills, alongside individual study, which is particularly important for the societal and cultural elements of the course. The course promotes and develops students’ capacity for critical thinking on the basis of their knowledge and understanding of the language, culture and society of the country or countries where the language is spoken. 


Students will be encouraged to develop control of the language system to convey meaning, using spoken and written skills, including an extended range of vocabulary, for both practical and intellectual purposes as increasingly confident, accurate and independent users of the language. 


Where could it lead? 

An A Level in French is a prized possession both in the world of business and academia. 


Students often follow career paths, both in the home country and abroad, in fields as diverse as education, journalism, translation and Interpreting, marketing and business. 


Students with an A Level in French demonstrate the necessary critical thinking skills and independence of thought to thrive at university and careers in the above fields often follow study at a higher level.