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A level French at Boston Spa Academy

Course description

  • The A Level French course is designed to develop and build on the language skills acquired at GCSE and to provide a deep insight into another culture and society.
  • A level course: 2 year linear course with all assessments at the end of  year 2

Course content

  • During the AS course, students will cover: Aspects of French Society: Current trends, Artistic culture in French world and a cultural topic (a film)
  • The Year 13 course then covers: Aspects of French society: Current issues, Aspects of political life in the French speaking world, a cultural topic (a book) and opportunities for an Individual Research project based on the French speaking world.

Entry requirements

GCSE French Grade 6


A Level examinations in June Year 13

A level paper 1: Content assessed: All aspects of French speaking society (year 1&2) and grammar, written exam: 2, 5 hours, 40% of A level

A level Paper 2: Content assessed: One book and one film or two books and grammar; Written exam: 2 hours, 90 marks, 30% of A level

A level Paper 3: Content assessed: Individual research project bsed on French speaking society and one of the four sub-themes studied across the 2 years 30% of A level, oral exam


Financial information

Students will need to purchase an AS and A2 AQA text book

Future opportunities

Higher Education Progression:


French A2 Level is essential for degrees in French. There are also a huge amount of degrees which include French, ranging from Law with French, to Politics with French to History with French.


Career Opportunities:


Linguists have a wide range of career opportunities open to them - the business world, translating, interpreting, teaching, journalism, any career involving travelling, amongst many others.


Further information

For further information contact Mr Dodds in the Languages Department.

Contact Boston Spa Sixth Form on 01937 846612.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years