Course Location


Marple College



Course Overview

A level French is a fascinating and varied subject that provides students with a broad and incredibly important range of knowledge and skills. In a world in which global relationships are often a necessity for businesses and organisations to thrive, having an additional language is extremely useful for a wide range of future careers. The course develops your ability to communicate in the language and extends your knowledge of French literature and civilisation. There are plenty of chances to improve your authentic French, as you will have small group conversation sessions each week with our French assistant.

Much of the work involves discussion and debate on important issues of interest to students; you will also have the opportunity to watch and analyse some French feature films.

Further Details


College 16-18

Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


A Levels

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including a minimum of a grade 4 in English Language and Maths. A grade 6 in GCSE French is required.

The subject complements a whole variety of other subjects. Indeed, many of our students progress onto Higher Education and take French combined with subjects as diverse as Chemistry, Computer Science, Law or Marketing. Studying French also opens a wide range of career opportunities both in the UK and abroad.

Unique features of the course include: Teacher who is a native French speaker, range of enrichment opportunities including work experience in France, provides excellent and varied career opportunities, develops a wide range of life-long skills, French complements most other courses, wide range of materials (DVDs, magazines, books) available for independent study.

You could follow a language degree course at university, or any degree course and continuing language studies as subsidiary.Alternatively, students find immediate employment in the target-language country or make a job application in the future with the skill of speaking two or more languages.

Translating and interpreting, Business, Diplomatic service, Export marketing, Civil service, Banking, Education

The A Level Linear Course is exam based.The final exam takes place at the end of the two years. Students’ progress is regularly assessed with 5 Key Assessments a year, including the UCAS exam for Y12 (predicted grade for university entry) and a mock exam for Y13 (practicing in exams’ conditions).

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