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French A Level at Bacon's College

Course description

In AS/A2-Level Modern Foreign Languages you explore and better understand the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of one or more of the countries or communities whose language is being studied. It allows students to further develop their linguistic skills as well as their cultural knowledge of the country they study. It develops your study and communication skills and opens your mind to other cultures. We aim to develop positive attitudes towards the learning of a foreign language learning and to develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres.

The central aims of Modern Foreign Languages are to develop a better understanding of the chosen language in a variety of contexts and genres and to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the foreign language that has been chosen. MFL students are also taught to understand, discuss and explore concepts and issues relating to language in use and to develop critical insights into, and contact with, the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the foreign language is spoken. The course provides a suitable foundation for further study and / or practical use of the foreign language

Course content

AS-Level Leisure and Lifestyle Issues

Unit 1: Oral Exam (Examiner-led discussion of topics)

Unit 2: Listening, Reading and Writing (including translation and grammar work)


A2-Level Environmental, social and political issues

Unit 3: Oral Exam (structured discussion)

Unit 4: Listening, Reading and Writing (including translation and grammar work)

Entry requirements

You will need 5 A*-C grades at GCSE, including English Language and Mathematics.You also need to have a minimum of a ‘B’ grade at GCSE in your chosen subject and be interested in the language and the culture of the country you are studying.


Various assessments/exams.

Future opportunities

You can go to university and further study the language. AS and A2-Level in languages are highly valued by universities for the vast majority of courses. Beyond universities all employers love language skills and look favourably on candidates that have linguistic abilities at AS and A2 level.

For many jobs you need to speak at least one foreign language. It does give you the chance to go and work abroad and use your language skills but also to teach English abroad.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years


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      The nearest Bus Station is Canada Water served by routes: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 & P12 (10  mins walk). Directions on foot from Canada Water Station.

      The nearest Bus Stop is Smith Close (Salter Road - next to youth hostel) served by routes 381 & C10 (5 mins walk). Directions on foot from the Smith Close bus stop.


      The nearest Underground Station is Canada Water, served by the Jubilee Line with easy connections to Canary Wharf (DLR), London Bridge (Rail) and the London Underground Network.


      The nearest Railway Station is Canada Water, served by the East London Line. Directions on foot from Canada Water Station. 


      Rotherhithe is easily accessible from the South via the A2, A2209 (Deptford Church Street) and A200 (Evelyn Street & Lower Road) , the North via the A13 and Rotherhithe Tunnel (A101), West via the A200 Jamaica Road.


      Access via the Thames Clipper and Hilton Ferry Service to the Hilton Docklands Pier (approx. 40 minutes from Waterloo Pier) (265 Rotherhithe Street London SE16 5HW). (20 mins walk)