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AS/A2 Level : French at De Lisle College

Course description

AS and A Level French will test the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.


This course could appeal to all prospective A-Level students and can be combined successfully with any other course.The course is designed to enable students to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in French through both the spoken and written word.


Course content


AS Unit 1 and 2 - The Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living, Family Relationships

A2 Unit 3 and 4 - The Environment, The Multicultural Society, Contemporary Social issues, Cultural topics


This course involves the active development of four main skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are encouraged to visit France at some time during the two year period.

Entry requirements

Students opting to study A level in French would normally be expected to have achieved at least grade B at GCSE in French.



AS: 2 examinations

Unit 1 - two hours of listening, reading and writing.

Unit 2 - 35 minutes speaking test including 20 minutes preparation.

A2: 2 examinations

Unit 3 - 2 and a half hours of listening, reading and writing.

Unit 4 - 35 minutes speaking including 20 minutes preparation time.

Future opportunities

This course can lead to a wide variety of HE opportunities and employment at 18. Career prospects for graduates in Languages are good. 

You could take this course to complement other advanced level course or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in French, which could lead onto higher education in French, Languages or more general higher education courses.

With further training, you could go into a job related to French or Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, or you may wish to use your French to study or work over in France.

You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism sector.

Accepted at all Universities including Oxbridge

Further information

The College holds an Open Evening in October and prospective students can attend and discuss the course with the tutors. Otherwise contact the College for an appointment.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Lisle College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years