French A Level

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French A Level2019-05-28T08:30:38+00:00

Why choose French?

French is the most widely taught modern language both nationally and also 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 subjects such as Business Studies or Sciences, reflecting the wide range of opportunities in commerce for travel abroad and use of French. Most students, however, 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.

Resources and Facilities

  • Large computer room
  • Computers with internet links and listening facilities
  • Various Language learning software
  • Data projectors in all rooms
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Comprehensive Modern Languages website

Teaching and Learning Styles

  • Extensive use of French in the lesson
  • A wide variety of subjects including aspects of contemporary society
  • Weekly lesson with French native speaker

Extra-curricular Activities

There are trips to a variety of different cinemas

Assessment

The A Level will be assessed by external exams, in reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. Both the first and second year include options in Cultural Studies.

Exchanges

We have annual exchanges to Montpellier and linguistic stays in Nice. Students are encouraged to participate in at least one visit in both years.

Ed HarrisNunnery Wood High SchoolFrenchThroughout the years studying French at high school, my passion for the subject grew. French A Level is not only about learning the language but also opening your mind to other cultures including festivals/traditions and politics. Alongside French, I study English language which is useful for the grammatical aspect of the course.After completing my A Levels, I hope to have a gap year in which I plan to be a language assistant in France, whilst staying with a host family.

Ed Harris

French - Nunnery Wood High School
Throughout the years studying French at high school, my passion for the subject grew. French A Level is not only about learning the language but also opening your mind to other cultures including festivals/traditions and politics. Alongside French, I study English language which is useful for the grammatical aspect of the course.After completing my A Levels, I hope to have a gap year in which I plan to be a language assistant in France, whilst staying with a host family.

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. 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.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
French5GCSE French 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 (£300-£350 for 8 – 11 days).

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