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.


Jack Sweeney

French - Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College
I chose French as all of my mum’s side being French. I have had to understand the language since I was very young, and since then have learnt and advanced my understanding. It has helped me communicate with my grandparents as they do not speak English. Studying A-level has helped me develop and comprehend the grammar and language. This will help me in future with relatives who don’t speak English, and give me the opportunity to study in francophone countries. It opens opportunities up that were previously closed, such as working, living, and travelling to francophone countries

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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