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French A Level (Linear) at Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

Course description

French is the first or second language in over 40 countries and is spoken by 125 million people.

The aim of the course is to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in French through both spoken and written word, using a variety of linguistic structures.  To provide sufficient basis for the further study of French at university.

Course content

Core Content

1.  Social Issues and trends

2.  Political and artistic culture

3.  Grammar


4.  Works: Literary texts and films

Entry requirements

- APS 5.5+

- Grade 5 in GCSE French


Paper 1 – Paper 1 –2 hours 30 minutes 40%


Writing Paper 2 -2 hour exam 30% 

Writing on film and book studied

Speaking 21- 23 minutes 30% 

Presentation on individual research project

Future opportunities

France is a world leader in the development of modern telecommunications, a market with explosive growth potential. The European Union, the second largest trading bloc in the world, recognises French as an official language. Think about the many opportunities fluency in French will provide within the airline industry, import-export companies, and other international businesses.

French opens the doors to art, music, fashion and cinema.  Franch has won more Nobel Prizes for literature than any other country.  The French are also admired for their great philosophers such as Descarts and Pascal, Rousseau, Voltaire, Camus and Sartre.

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: 09 November 2017
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