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Farlingaye High School





Qualification type:

A Level


Entry criteria (GCSE grades):

5 in French


Subject description:

You will study a range of topics which are relevant to you as a young adult such as music and the media, education and French society. You will also study a film and a book in depth. You will be encouraged to discuss issues and to justify different points of view. To help you with your speaking, you will have the opportunity  to work in small groups with a native speaker. There will also be a Sixth Form visit to Paris or Lyon.


Units studied:

Year 12

Changes in French society, such as attitudes to marriage, family structures, education and the world of work. You will also study a French film.


Year 13

Multiculturalism  and immigration  and an aspect of

French history. There will also be in-depth study of a text.


How the course is assessed:

100% exam-based, with two written exams. The first will include listening, reading and a translation into English. The second will include a translation into French and essays about a film or book studied. There will also be a speaking exam.

Post-18 opportunities:

Employers value language ability and students who have studied French have a broad skill set to offer. Students are also well equipped for further study at university. Many students study French in conjunction with other subjects such as History, Philosophy, Law, Business and International Relations. Language skills are currently in great demand both in business and international contexts and in education. More than 50

British universities currently offer French courses leading to a degree.


Teacher responsible:   Mrs L Rudge, Miss V Sobczak and Ms M Allard