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French A Level at The de Ferrers Academy

Course description

Why study this course?

  • If you want to further develop the language skills you have acquired so far
  • If you want to make yourself more employable - more and more employers are looking to take on personnel with good communication skills in French
  • If you want to impress universities/employers - A level French is a highly valued qualification
  • If you want to take part in our well-established work experience programme in Limoges, where you would be able to spend a week working in a placement of your choice and organise your day-to-day needs under the guidance of your teacher

Course content

Aspects of French-speaking Society: Current trends

  • The changing nature of family
  • The ‘Cyber-Society’
  • The place of voluntary work

Aspects of French-speaking Society: Current issues

  • Positive features of a diverse society
  • Life for the marginalised
  • How criminals are treated

Artistic Culture in the French-speaking world:

  • A culture proud of its heritage
  • Contemporary Francophone music
  • Cinema (potential study of a film)

Aspects of Political Life:

  • Teenagers and the Right to Vote
  • Demonstrations, Strikes
  • Politics and Immigration.


  • Grammatical knowledge


  • Study of a work of literature


A speaking exam and two exams comprising listening/reading and writing.

Future opportunities

  • Tourism and travel services
  • Media
  • Translation and interpreting Services
  • Banks and insurance companies
  • Government
  • International non-profit organisations
  • Publishing companies
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Representatives in foreign companies
  • Health services
  • Social services
  • Immigration services
  • Primary, secondary education, universities and colleges

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The de Ferrers Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 March 2017
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