Why study French at A-Level?

Employability as many employers see a language as a plus.

Confidence and enjoyment in mastering another language.

Awareness of French-speaking societies and cultures.

Study skills including listening skills and essay writing, research and planning

Problem-solving and thinking skills

Communicative skills including debating

Understanding of cross-curricular topics including Geography, Economics and Literature

Topics of study at A-Level

AS: leisure and lifestyles including entertainment and the individual and society, including education and youth culture.

A2: film, literature, the environment and social & political issues.

Opportunities beyond the classroom

You will have weekly individual lessons with our French assistant and the opportunity to participate in our French exchange. We also organise cinema visits.

What this subject might lead to

You can combine languages with any other A Level or degree subject. Employers look for the key skills that language students have, so studying a language increases your options. You can also work abroad or specialise in language specific jobs such as interpreting, translation or the Foreign Office.

Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)

GCSE grade 7-9 is desirable.