French

Studying French at advanced level undoubtedly increases your employment opportunities. We aim to develop an appreciation of France and its culture.

Students will research information, take part in debates and explore their feelings about contemporary issues, all whilst building on their knowledge of French gained at GCSE.

There will be opportunities to experience the language outside of the classroom with our eTwinning project and our French foreign language assistant. We’ve aimed to make the French A Level compelling by basing the study topics around lifestyle and social topics that you’ll be interested in and it could give you a competitive edge in the labour market too!

All 4 skill areas are tested based on current trends in French society, artistic culture in the French-speaking world, and the study of a French film. The topics covered are: the ‘cyber society’, the place of voluntary work and the changing role of the family, contemporary French music, cinema, and the heritage of France. In Year 13, students study further topics within social and political spheres in the French-speaking world as well as a literary text.

Only 1 in 10 careers with languages is in fields such as interpreting and teaching. Whether you are destined for a career in commerce, accountancy, the travel industry, medicine, or engineering, a language should be considered an invaluable skill.

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