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French AS/A-Level at Cranford Community College

Course description


MEDIA - Television/ Advertising/ Communication technology

POPULAR CULTURE - Cinema/ Music/ Fashion/ trends

HEALTHY LIVING/LIFESTYLE – Sport / Exercise /Health and well-being/ Holidays

FAMILY/RELATIONSHIPS - Relationships within the family/ Friendships/ Marriage/ Partnerships


ENVIRONMENT - Pollution/ Energy/ Protecting the planet

THE MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY - Immigration/ Integration/ Racism

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES - Wealth and poverty/ Law and order/ Impact of scientific and technological progress

CULTURAL TOPIC - Region/ Community/ Geography/ History/ Author/ Dramatist/ Director/ Architect/ Musician/ Painter

Entry requirements

Normally B in French or be a native speaker.



Unit 1 Listening, Reading and Writing: Written paper, 2 hours. 110 marks: 70% of AS, 35% of Alevel total mark

Unit 2 Speaking Test: 35 min (incl. 20 min preparation) 50 marks: 30% of AS, 15% of A-level total mark


Unit 3 Listening, Reading and Writing: Written paper, 2 ½ hours 110 marks: 35% of A-level total mark

Unit 4 Speaking Test: 35 min (incl. 20 min preparation) 50 marks: 15% of A-level total mark

Future opportunities

French is highly valued by universities and employers as a broad-ranging and academic subject that exercises a wide range of skills. Through the study of languages students can develop their oral and analytical skills as well as their linguistic competence and ability to express themselves both verbally and in writing in a mature and competent manner.

Languages offer more choice by allowing you to combine subjects at university. It also allows you to combine periods of study abroad or to work abroad with the company you work for. If you have a qualification in French, it shows you can deal with quite a difficult academic subject and this can give you a significant advantage in business as many companies nowadays would choose a competent French speaker over an equally qualified candidate for a job.

Possible jobs: teaching or translation/interpreting, business, marketing, cabin crew, work in the travel and tourism sector and law.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cranford Community College directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years