AS Level: Contexts studied
(a) Leisure and Lifestyles: travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions,
healthy and unhealthy living
(b) The Individual and Society: relationships, gender issues, youth culture, education, vocational
training and future careers
A Level: Contexts studied
(a) Environmental Issues: technology, pollution, global warming, transport, energy, nuclear energy,
renewable energies, conservation, recycling, sustainability
(b) Social and political Issues: the role of the media, racism, immigration, social exclusion and
integration, terrorism, world of work.
In addition, A level students will study two films – ‘Les Choristes’ and ‘Le Grand Voyage’.
Throughout the AS and A Level courses students will also study the grammar of the language.
Who is the course for?
Students who have shown enthusiasm and an aptitude for French at Key Stage 4.
Students who wish to pursue their studies of languages or combine their language learning with another course of study (e.g. law, business, media).
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including a minimum of Grade C or above in GCSE French. Prospective students will be expected to have sat the Reading and Listening elements of the GCSE examination at Higher Tier. An interest in learning about the culture and customs of France and French speaking countries is also desirable..
How you will be assessed
FN1 ORAL Examiner led discussion of topics / General conversation
FN2 LISTENING READING & WRITING Listening & responding, reading & responding, grammar tasks, translations, essay
FN3 Structured discussion / Oral presentation and discussion of film
FN4 Listening & responding, reading & responding, translation, guided studies (film) essay.
Continue your study of languages at degree level, combining it with a new language or another subject (e.g. law, journalism, sciences, economics, business). Languages are increasingly valuable in the workplace and can increase your chances of future employment.