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French A Level at Worcester Sixth Form College

Course description

French is the most widely taught modern language both nationally and also at the College. Its Importance is reflected locally, with an increasing number of business partnerships involving French companies. Some students take French and another language at A Level, but an increasing number combine it with subjects such as Business Studies or Sciences, reflecting the wide range of opportunities in commerce for travel abroad and use of French. Most students, however, choose to continue their French studies because of a good GCSE grade, a successful exchange, family holidays to France or simply because they enjoy speaking the language. 


Course content

  • Extensive use of French in the lesson.
  • A wide variety of subjects including aspects of contemporary society.
  • Weekly lesson with French native speaker. 

Entry requirements

  • English GCSE grade C or above
  • GCSE French at grade B or above
  • Desirable: GCSE English at grade B or above

Willingness to talk freely in the target language. Desire to spend time in a country where target language is spoken.


The A level will be assessed by external exams, in reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. Both the first and second year include options in Cultural Studies.

Financial information

French exchanges every year. Not compulsory but students should take part (£200-£270 for 8-11 days).

Future opportunities

Many students go on to study a French degree, either single honours or in combination with another language. An increasing number of students study French with another subject, such as Law, Business Studies or History. Almost any combination is possible! Fluency in a foreign language will increase your employment opportunities in Britain, as well as in French-speaking countries. 

Further information

Resources and Facilities
• 18 place Sanako language centre with audio, IT and video facilities
• Computers with Internet links
• Data projectors in all rooms
• Interactive Whiteboard
• Comprehensive Modern Languages website 
We have annual exchanges to Nice, Montpellier and Macon. Students are encouraged to participate in at least one visit in both years.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Worcester Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years
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