A Level French
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
If you enjoy interactive lessons with lots of opportunity for group work, discussion and debate, then this course will suit
you. You will learn to discuss modern issues (poverty, crime, right to vote etc...) and learn about cultural aspects of the
countries, through movies, music and literature. You will also develop the necessary skills to become confident to have
a meaningful conversation with native speakers.
Aspects of society: Family, “cyber-society”, Voluntary work.
Artistic culture: Music and Cinema, including a movie.
Current issues: Immigration, poverty, crime, racism.
Political life: Right to vote, young people and politics,
monarchy and republic. One book in French or Spanish.
You will be able to research your own area of interest for
the speaking exam.
How will it be delivered?
Written examinations (70%)
Speaking examination (30%)
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or English Literature,
plus a grade 5 in the relevant langauge.
Your next steps...
Where can it lead?
Studying a Modern Foreign Language at A Level leads
to many courses at Higher Education. Universities offer
a variety of degrees that give students the chance to
specialise in the knowledge of one country or develop
skills in two or more Foreign Languages. Many universities
also offer courses with one unit in languages. Students are
often able to study abroad for one term or a year through
the Erasmus programme.
Students who take Modern Foreign Languages progress to
a broad range of careers including: law, teaching, business,
travel, journalism and many others in which languages
are not the main skill but bring an advantage, including
promotion and leadership opportunities. Students are
encouraged to complete work experience abroad during