French A Level

Course Overview

Learning a language is an amazing experience, particularly if you enjoy finding out how languages work, discovering patterns, losing yourself in books and films, learning about new cultures and travelling. As a French A Level student, you will learn the intricacies of French grammar, giving you a deeper insight in the inner workings of the English language and making you a better communicator.


Over the two years of study you will focus on four key objectives: the understanding and appropriate reaction to spoken language and written language, manipulating language to express complex ideas, and the ability to analyse, evaluate and criticise original texts. In addition to being able to understand and interpret both the written and the spoken language, the focus on these objectives will develop your analytical, research, communication and critical skills.

You will develop your listening and reading skills and learn to translate complex texts accurately both from French into English and from English into French. You will study a novel, currently No et Moi, and a film, currently La Haine, in the original language which will evolve your analytical skills as well your capacity to write in French. You will have the opportunity to read French newspapers and magazines, as well as listening to podcasts. You will conduct and present a research project on a topic of your choosing, which you will then discuss in-depth, allowing your speaking skills to flourish. 

With millions of French speakers worldwide, the importance of French as a world language is more and more appreciated. Being able to interact with people in their own language will open the doors to a wondrous world of possibilities.  

Year 1 Modules

  • The Traditional and the Modern Family
  • Cyberspace
  • Charity
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Contemporary Music
  • Cinema

Year 2 Modules

  • Positive Aspects of a Diverse Society
  • Life at the margins of Society
  • Criminality
  • Youth, Voting Rights & Political Engagement
  • Manifestations & Strikes
  • Politics & Immigration

 

Key Info

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Five GCSEs at Grade 5 including GCSE English Language
  • Grade 6 in GCSE French

Assessment

  • 100% Exam
  • Exam Board: AQA

Exam Results 2022: 25% A* - B
 

29

Total students

14

Average class size

 

 

 

 

 

Why choose this course? 

You will enjoy this course if you enjoy finding out how languages work, discovering patterns, losing yourself in books and films, learning about new cultures and travelling.

The course is very diverse and is tailored to suit the individuals. We use a great number of original resources and have the opportunity to research a topic of your choice.We run a number of extra support sessions ensuring additional help is readily available for all students.

In the past we have run annual languages' trips which, COVID permitting, we hope to start again soon!

Skills you'll gain

The course will help you develop a wide range of skills. Being able to interact with people in their own language will open you the doors to a wide world of possibilities. In addition to being able to understand and interpret both the written and the spoken language, you will develop your analytical skills, as well as research, communication and critical skills.You will be able to access information in a variety of formats from original sources, which is an invaluable asset.

After Long Road

The importance of the French language continues to grow as French as a world language is more and more appreciated, and the interest in the diversity of the cultures of French origin increases.

As well as studying French on its own, you can study French with either another language or with a huge variety of subjects, including Law, Economics, Business, History and many others.

Recent students have gone on to study Economics at UEA, International Tourism and Marketing at Leeds Beckett University and Management at the University of London. Being able to speak French is a skill highly valued by employers in a variety of industries as well as in Education.

I came to Long Road to study in a new and different environment and took French because I would like to have the opportunity to work in a French-speaking country. I love the variety and details of the topics we cover.