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French A Level at New College Nottingham

Course description

Studying a language can open up gateways to experiences and careers all over the world. French is spoken by 77 million people and is an official language in 29 countries including: Canada, Switzerland, Madagascar and the Seychelles. 

If you’re interested in working abroad, or in a career with international travel, studying a language will give you a great advantage.

Course content

This course will allow you to build on your existing language skills and explore the culture and society of France. Topics include: (AS Level) development of language skills: listening; reading; speaking and writing development; topic study; (A Level) further development of language skills; topic study.

Entry requirements

You’ll need 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English Language and Maths and a grade B in French.


You’ll take a combination of written and spoken tests.

Future opportunities

You could progress to a related higher education course such as languages, business, international affairs or teaching. 

If you would like to find out more about how this could unfold for you, our advisors are on hand to help – just click the Contact an Advisor option to the right.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact New College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • The original High Pavement Grammar School was established in 1788 and it wasn't until 1975 that it turned from grammar school into a sixth form centre. In 1999 the centre merged with New College Nottingham and since then has occupied a prime position on the edge of Nottingham Trent University's City campus, giving our A Level students a real insight into University life, before they've even got there.

      High Pavement is home to ncn's A Level courses and with 30 or so to choose from, our students have variety and choice, as well as great on site facilities, fantastic tutors and amazing opportunities during their time with us. Overseas trips, one-to-one support with UCAS personal statements and guest speakers from the UK's top Universities are the norm here at High Pavement and that's why our students tell us time and time again that coming to High Pavement has opened their mind to opportunities and experiences they never knew existed.