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FrenchAS Level

Learn the French language whilst exploring and investigating different aspects of French life and culture. French is the official language of 22 countries and is the co-official language of several others. French, like its romantic counterparts Spanish and Italian, has its roots in Latin. It evolved gradually into its own language and has become internationally influential.

In today’s increasingly competitive world market, advanced technologies and globalization have made international communication a necessity. French is a vibrant language spoken by over 300 million people all over the world in over 50 countries. It has gained international recognition as the primary international language for diplomacy and international relations, and continues to play an integral part as an internationally used language in global affairs.

  • You learn so much so quickly and it’s amazing realising how far you’ve come and improved in just a short space of time
  • Not having studied French for 2 years, I was worried I would struggle to keep up but my teachers supported me so well through the transition and I know feel confident about having real conversations in French
  • There is a significant leap between French at GCSE and A-level but bridging that gap has been fun and interesting and I’m now keen to pursue my French studies to A2 and beyond

Course Content

Paper 1

A listening assessment based on a recording and a reading assessment where Students will respond to comprehension questions based on a variety of contexts and sources. An unseen passage to be translated from French to English.

Paper 2

A translation of a previously unseen passage from English to French and a grammar exercise. An essay based on the French language text or film that you will study.

Paper 3

Oral exam – within the topic of changes in French society students answer questions on a stimulus document and then discuss a theme related to French music, media or traditions.

Key Facts

  • Course Level A Level
  • Assessment Breakdown Examination 100%
  • Assessor Edexcel
  • Entry Requirements Minimum 5+ Levels 4-9. French GCSE 6 grade minimum.
  • Online Learning Materials Interactive courses on our VLE including forums and online assessment