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French A Level at Cramlington Learning Village

Course description

The French A Level course covers a wide variety of topics ranging from Cinema, Music and Advertising to Poverty, Racism and Justice. The course is designed to follow on smoothly from GCSE but with the emphasis shifting to using French as the main language. Students can expect to focus on developing their fluency in conversation, along with their reading and listening skills. Successful A Level French students are committed to reading French magazines, news articles and books as well as listening to French music and watching films in French, all of which contributes to improved fluency and understanding of the language.

Course content

We follow the AQA exam board specification

Year 12:
Popular Culture
Healthy Living
Family and Relationships

Year 13:
The Multicultural Society
Social Issues
Two cultural topics including the study of a book and a film

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSEs across a range of subjects including English. An average GCSE point score of 43 or above is required and a minimum of a B grade in French.


Assessment is by exams at the end of Year 12 and Year 13. There is no coursework.

AS Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing
AS Unit 2: Speaking
A2 Unit 3: Listening, Reading and Writing
A2 Unit 4: Speaking

Future opportunities

Former students have gone on to study a variety of languages at University, as well as combining languages with courses in Law, Business or Politics. It is also worth considering that many Universities offer the opportunity to study a language as a subsidiary subject alongside a different degree, allowing you to keep up your language skills while you study something completely different as your main degree subject.

Speaking a foreign language can open up opportunities in a huge range of careers, as well as offering the chance of living or studying abroad, whether for a short time or permanently.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cramlington Learning Village directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015

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