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A Level French

An interesting and challenging course based on relevant and engaging topics. Students will build up their knowledge of the language in four skill areas ensuring that they can communicate confidently in French.

An A-level qualification in a foreign language opens up avenues to a number of professions including law, journalism, the intelligence service, interpreting and translation.

“Completing an A-level French course has not only increased my passion and enthusiasm for language learning, but also for the French culture. I’ve been able to experience this at first-hand on trips abroad where I have increased my confidence in the spoken language.”

A Level French – AQA

What is French?

Studying French at A level is not just about the qualification you achieve, but the vocational skill you develop along the way. Learning another language is challenging, but always fun, exciting and extremely interesting.

Why study it?

It is a myth to believe that the whole world speaks English. More and more job advertisements state that knowledge of at least one European language would be an advantage, and many jobs will involve working with European companies and travelling abroad. A command of French will open doors for you in careers as diverse as law and IT.

Course Structure and Your Future

Year 12 & 13

The topics of study are:

Social issues and trends – aspects of French speaking society, current trends and current issues

Artistic culture in the French speaking world

Aspects of political life in the French speaking world


Literary texts and films

What next?

Studying A Level French can be extremely valuable if you wish to pursue a career in the following:

Law, Journalism, The intelligence service, Interpreting and translation or Industry