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French A-Level at Coopers School

Course description

The language is studied through a range of topics including Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living/Lifestyle, Family and Relationships at AS Level, and the Environment, The Multicultural Society, Contemporary Social Issue and 2 cultural topics (history, literature, the French-speaking world) at A2 Level.

Course content

The course is divided into 4 units all of which draw upon language studied in the "General Topic Areas" described above.

Year 1
Unit 1 (Listening, Reading and Writing) - Exam in June
Unit 2 (Speaking) - Exam in June

Year 2
Unit 3 (Listening, Reading and Writing) - Exam in June
Unit 4 (Speaking) - Exam in June

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language C or better
GCSE French A or better

Future opportunities

A language at A level is extremely important for those wishing to pursue a career or further study in the world of business, travel or tourism.

Employers are constantly looking for employees who can speak other languages in every field of work in both public and private sectors from medicine to banking. Those who bring an additional language to their work often earn higher pay. It can also lead to higher education qualifications in languages, linguistics, interpreting or translating.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coopers School directly.

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


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