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French A Level at Comberton Village College & Sixth Form

Course description

Why study French?

Do you hope to one day work abroad or speak a language fluently? Are you interested in an academically challenging course with a strong practical application? If so, then studying a Modern Language to A-level could be for you. We offer French, German and Spanish to AS and A-level. The MFL course will develop language skills, cultural and international understanding, and lifelong communication, analytical and research skills which can be applied at work or for leisure purposes.

Course content

What will I study?

There are 4 core topic areas at A-level. 

Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends 
Artistic culture in the French-speaking world 
Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world 

In addition, you will study two literary texts, Kiffe Kiffe Demain (Faïza Guène) and Un sac de billes (Joseph Joffo).

MFL Extras

Students will have access to a state-of-the-art language laboratory offering individual language-learning facilities. Foreign language assistants will be available to develop your speaking and listening skills through individual or small group conversation. In addition, the department’s strong links with both Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universities will provide additional opportunities though the CULP and ‘Routes in Languages East’ projects. There will also be numerous opportunities to spend time in another country though a programme of trips, exchanges and foreign work experience.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:

5 x 5s

4 in English and Maths

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:

6 in GCSE French

Future opportunities

What can I do with French after sixth form? 

Many students follow this course with a languages degree, which usually involves learning two languages alongside literature and/or linguistics. Languages also complement any other subject, and are often combined with popular degree courses such as Law, Business, Marketing, History and Engineering. Language graduates are in high demand by employers in the UK and abroad.

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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: 26 September 2017
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