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French A Level at Ormiston Park Academy

Course description

If you want to improve your French speaking, listening, reading and writing skills – then this is the course for you. You’ll need to be passionate about France and the French language, and focused on achieving autonomy and fluency in French vocabulary and grammar. Studying a language qualification opens up many possibilities that may have not been available to you before. Travel to new grounds, learning about other cultures, showing employers you have the ability to learn and apply new skills. An A level in a foreign language can give you an invaluable linguistic base on which to build your career. All students are expected to be full-time students.

Course content

You’ll look at a broad range of cultural issues, significantly raising your understanding of grammar – including tenses, subjunctives, passives and pronouns, whilst building an advance range of topical vocabulary.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language. Grade B or above in GCSE French.


You will be taught through a range of innovative classroom activities and assessed via a speaking examination and a mixed skilled paper (reading, listening and writing).

Future opportunities

You will be able to continue to undergraduate French courses and this qualification is favoured for entry on to a number of other degree courses too in subjects like international business and Law. You may be able to secure employment in a bilingual role, a skill that is highly sought after in the world of Business or secretarial work. There is a need for language skills in tourism, journalism, industry and education.

Further information

Opportunities lie to support the languages department in the Academy working with students in Years 7-11. OPA works with our feeder primary schools to offer languages lessons, which you could assist in planning and leading. You could support new starters that have English as an additional language and help support their entry into the Academy and their local community.

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: 12 October 2015
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