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French - A level (AQA) at Chichester College

Course description

You will build on your existing skills in speaking, writing, listening and reading French. You will increase your vocabulary during the year and become more accurate with your grammar. We will be using a wide range of materials - music, video, newspaper articles, as well as the course book and the accompanying grammar book. We will be discussing current topics and writing essays on French themes.

Course content

You will study 4 themes with themes 1,3 & 4 focusing on aspects of French society or history of France and theme 2 looking at broader knowledge across francophone countries and communities. Themes cover Les changements dans la societe francaise, La culture politique et artistique dans les pays francophones, L’immigration et la societe multiculturelle francaise and L’Occupation et la Resistance. 

You will have 4.5 hours of French a week, which will include class sessions to cover the grammar and vocabulary of each of the topic areas. Through a range of materials, you will be introduced to new language and be given plenty of opportunity to practice it. You will have intensive speaking practice with a French assistant, ensuring good preparation for the speaking component of the exam. The course book is supported by excellent online interactive exercises, videos and worksheets. 

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C including English Language & French.


This is a 2 year linear A Level where you are examined on the whole
syllabus at the end of the second year. You will be assessed at the end
of year one and will need to achieve a D grade in order to progress to year

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

Companies are seeking people with language skills to work in a growing
global work environment, and language allows better cultural
understanding when travelling abroad either for work or for leisure.
University study is an option after A2.

Further information

The library is well stocked with French films and books to enjoy
while learning. Dedicated computer classrooms allow for intense listening
practice and online grammar activities
The recommended set textbook and a good French dictionary.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 March 2016
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