French – AS and A level

Entry requirement

Grade B in GCSE French. You will be an enthusiastic linguist, and keen to use the language in a range of settings.

Course outline

A level French helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in French, and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.

This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to write and speak in French with accurate grammar and syntax for a range of purposes, and to understand written or spoken French in a variety of contexts and genres.

This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE French or the AQA Certificate in French and who wish to study French at a higher level.

For A2, candidates must study two of five cultural topics, together with three topics subsequent, ie Environment, the Multicultural Society and Contemporary Social Issues.