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French

Course Overview
Course type

A level

Course length

A level: two years

Required qualifications

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE including French, and  English Language (grade 9-5).

Fine-tune your French and equip yourself with skills valued by universities and employers alike. The ability to communicate in another language is becoming increasingly important in a global economy. You will develop your French language skills by looking at French-speaking countries and exploring aspects of their civilisation, culture and current affairs.


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The course will focus on:
  • expressing yourself effectively in conversations, discussions and debates
  • understanding spoken language (one-to-one, audio or video recorded)
  • understanding a variety of written texts (press articles, letters, poetry and reports)
  • understanding grammar and how the language works
  • aspects of civilisation and culture of  French-speaking countries
On the course, you will:
  • participate in discussions and debates
  • write letters, reports, articles, essays and poetry in French
  • work with interactive material and visual and sound files
  • take part in projects with French students and visit France
  • work at your own pace using our digital language lab
  • visit the French Institute, cinema, theatre and exhibitions in London

Fine-tune your French and equip yourself with skills valued by universities and employers alike. The ability to communicate in another language is becoming increasingly important in a global economy. You will develop your French language skills by looking at French-speaking countries and exploring aspects of their civilisation, culture and current affairs.


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Method of assessment

You will be assessed through listening, written and spoken examinations.

Fine-tune your French and equip yourself with skills valued by universities and employers alike. The ability to communicate in another language is becoming increasingly important in a global economy. You will develop your French language skills by looking at French-speaking countries and exploring aspects of their civilisation, culture and current affairs.


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What will I be able to progress to?

French can be studied at university on its own, or as part of a combined degree with almost any other subject.
It works particularly well with areas such as business, finance, media, tourism, design and fashion, engineering and law. French is a valuable asset for many different careers. On their own, languages can be used to pursue careers in interpreting, translating and teaching.

Other Information

Language students are advised to buy a suitable dictionary. Trips will require a small contribution.

Fine-tune your French and equip yourself with skills valued by universities and employers alike. The ability to communicate in another language is becoming increasingly important in a global economy. You will develop your French language skills by looking at French-speaking countries and exploring aspects of their civilisation, culture and current affairs.


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