French

Awarding body:  AQA GCE French (2650)

Course content and examination requirements:

Progression to AS and A-level will be smooth as the topics, chosen for their relevance to young people, are familiar from GCSE work. You will develop a better understanding of French culture and gain a more thorough knowledge of grammar.

You will have the chance to study a French film and /or book and read or listen to articles in French. Family relationships, the cyber society, and positive features of a diverse society are some of the themes covered. Candidates will be required to spend time in a French speaking country and a work experience programme abroad can be organised.

Year 12 - AS papers

Paper 1  -  Listening, Reading and Translation

Paper 2 -  Written exam

Non exam assessment Speaking 

Year 13 – A-level papers (full GCE) 

Paper 1 - Listening, Reading and Translation

Paper 2 - Written exam

Non exam assessment Speaking

 

Entry requirements:

Grade A in French at GCSE level is a minimum requirement. 

Relevance to further studies and careers:

Advanced knowledge of a language is an asset to any employer and provides a highly marketable skill in the business world. A language degree or a language combination degree demonstrates academic competence and hence entry into the higher professions. Common career destinations for linguists are law, diplomatic service, banking, journalism, translating, travel and hospitality and teaching.