Why Study French?

Spoken in over 29 countries in the world, French is also the most widely taught modern language both nationally and at the College. Its importance is reflected locally, with an increasing number of business partnerships involving French companies.

Some students take French and another language at A Level, but an increasing number combine it with many subjects such as Humanities, Business Studies, Law, Politics or Sciences, reflecting the wide range of opportunities in commerce and for travel abroad. Some students also choose to continue their French studies because of a good GCSE grade, a successful exchange, family holidays to France or simply because they enjoy speaking the language.

Why study French at Worcester Sixth Form College?

  • Interactive lessons involving a wide range of activities in small groups
  • Extensive use of French in the lesson
  • A wide variety of topics are being studied, including social and cultural aspects of contemporary French and French speaking society, as well as French Cinema and Literary Studies
  • Weekly one-to one or one-to-two oral lesson with a teacher/French native speaker
  • Computers with internet links and listening facilities in the classroom
  • Various Language learning software
  • Data projectors in all rooms
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Comprehensive Modern Languages website
  • Trips to local universities for Languages days
  • Trips to the cinema or any other venue involving French and French culture
  • Extra-curricular activities such as cooking
  • Work placements in Industry using French
  • Trips to France and exchange to Montpellier, France

Progression Opportunities

Many students go on to study a French degree, either single honours or in combination with another language. An increasing number of students study French with another subject, such as Law, Business Studies, History, Politics or even Music and Sciences. In fact, almost any combination is possible! Fluency in a foreign language will open doors to top universities in the UK and will increase your employment opportunities in Britain, as well as in French-speaking countries and in the rest of Europe.

Josh Winfield - French

Josh Winfield

French - The De Montfort School
I chose to study French because it is such a varied course which encapsulates many different parts of other subjects, such as film studies, literature, and politics. It helped me with my essay writing, as well as giving me a better understanding of the political climate in France which helped with my Politics A Level. I love studying French as it is very group work focussed and there is lots of discussion, which helps to make friendships. The subject also opens you up to diverse new cultures and allows you to communicate with so many more people. I also was part of the Ambition Programme which has helped me apply for my universities and receive places from my preferred choices, through personal statement help and interview practice. I am planning to go to university to study French and Linguistics, which includes a year abroad in a French speaking country which is very exciting. The College are really supportive, and they go above and beyond to ensure you have a smooth and enjoyable journey through sixth form.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance on Costs or Commitments
French4GCSE French at grade 5 or above.GCSE English at grade 5 or above.Willingness to talk freely in the target language. Desire to spend time in a country where target language is spoken.French Exchanges every year. Not compulsory but students should take part (£350-£400 for 8-11 days).

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