“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.”
We believe languages should appeal to all students.
A Level French is designed to inspire all students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the French-speaking world.
This motivating course will enable your students to develop an advanced level knowledge and understanding of the French language, the culture of France and other
Francophone countries, as well as practical and valuable language and transferable study skills. This course will help to prepare students for higher education and enhance their employability profile.
Inspiring and engaging themes – our qualification features familiar and popular themes as well as some new content that provides clear links to some of the most fundamental and interesting aspects of the culture of the target language country and communities.
Popular literary texts and films – we offer a rich choice of literary texts and films that includes contemporary and more classical titles, together with authentic source materials from France and the wider French-speaking world.
Rewards creativity – the assessments place an emphasis on spontaneity and grammar, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for students to apply their knowledge independently and creatively. We encourage students to develop ideas, use language to persuade and analyse, and give critical responses in their writing and speaking.
Clear and coherent structure –the course is composed of four engaging themes
- Les changements dans la société française
- La culture politique et artistique dans les pays francophones
- L’immigration et la société multiculturelle française
- L’Occupation et la Résistance.
The four themes are studied alongside two works (one literary text and one film).
Continuous progression – our content builds on the understanding developed at Key Stage 4 and gives students the opportunity to learn and apply important transferable skills in critical thinking and analysis, enabling them to make a smooth transition to the next level of study.