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French A Level at St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College)

Course description

The topics studied in year one of the course include: a range of social issues and trends such as the changes to family life in France, education and the world of work. You will also study aspects of the political and artistic culture, topic include festivals and traditions, music and media.

In the second year of the course you will study the impacts immigration to France and will also cover the Occupation and Resistance period.

You will study a set film and book which will be assessed through a target language essay and an independent research project which will be assessed within the Speaking exam.

Entry requirements

In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

Grade B in French.

Further information

Languages can be combined with any other subject to add an international dimension to your studies and your future career. The rest of the world most definitely does not “always speak English”.

At university, the ERASMUS programme allows you to study for a year abroad at a European university – whatever the subject of your main course. Few UK students can do this, because they usually do not have the language skills; with an A level in a language, you will be in a much stronger position to study art in Italy or politics in Spain or law in France. Career options include: Interpreting, Translating, Teaching, Tourism, Journalism, Marketing, International Business.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Francis Xavier 6th Form College (SFX College) directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • St Francis Xavier College is the most accessible Catholic Sixth Form College in London, with underground travel taking approximately 15 minutes from Waterloo, London Bridge, Victoria or Morden.

      Travel to the College is possible by:

      Nearest station (two minutes walk to the College) is Clapham South on the Northern Line. Change at London Bridge for the Jubilee Line.

      50: Croydon - Stockwell
      155: Tooting - Elephant & Castle
      355: Mitcham - Brixton
      G1: Norbury - Clapham Junction
      249: Balham - Crystal Palace - Penge
      315: Balham - Tulse Hill

      National Rail/Overground:
      Nearest stations are Balham and Clapham High Street.