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French A level at Wood Green School

Course description

Themes covered throughout AS and A Level French include:

• Family and relationships

• Education

• Work and unemployment

• Social issues, including equality, race and religion

• Festivals and traditions

• Law and order

• Immigration

• The environment

• Science and technology

• Media

• Politics

• Heritage and history of France

Language learning is rooted in the context of French culture, and students will also study a French literary text and / or film. The course will be delivered in 4 hours per week. There is a particular focus on reinforcing and further extending students’ grammatical knowledge. We also devote a lesson every week to intensive speaking practice and preparation for the oral exam.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE French.


Students will be assessed in the following skills for AS and A level:

• Comprehension of authentic written texts and passages of spoken language

• Translation into English, and from English into French Speaking – discussions based on a stimulus and students’ own research into a topic of their choice

• Writing – a critical essay on a literary text or film that students have studied

Future opportunities

French can be combined with almost any subject and will significantly improve the range of skills you offer to an employer. The opportunity to work abroad becomes a real possibility

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wood Green School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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    • Our Sixth Form is a thriving, vibrant and active community of some 200 students, which continues to attract applicants from many other schools. There is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere in which students feel at home.  We offer an extensive choice of over 30 subjects at AS and A2, including new vocational courses from September 2014.


      We are part of a consortium, our partner school being The Henry Box School in Witney.


      We have a taxi service, ferrying students between the two venues, at no cost to students.


      NB, there are two subjects that are jointly taught, ie students take lessons at both venues,  Maths and Further Maths;  you will see this on our options grid.