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French A-Level at Bristol Brunel Academy

Course description

How wide is your world? Living your life through an additional language simply doubles your chances and opportunities at everything you do...

Course content

Year 1
  • Leisure and Lifestyles, including travel and tourism, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy and unhealthy living. 
  • The Individual and Society, including relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions and trends), education, vocational training and future careers.
Year 2

Students study the following topics at A2: 

  • Environmental Issues, including technology, pollution, global warming, transport, energy, nuclear energy, renewable energies, conservation, recycling, sustainability. 
  • Social and Political Issues, including the role of the media, racism, immigration social exclusion and integration, terrorism, world of work (employment, commerce, globalization, etc.).


Entry requirements

Grade B in French

Minimum Academic Standard for Progression into Y13

Entry into Y13 is not automatic in CLF Post 16.

The majority of students will continue into Y13 dependent on the entry criteria for courses as outlined below:

For A levels, all students must attain a minimum academic standard of passing all subjects with at least two D grades for successful progression in to Y13.

Supportive statements from subject teachers confirming suitability for continued study at A level. Following receipt of AS results, students who have met the entry requirements will be offered a place in Y13.

Students who do not meet the entry requirements into Y13 will be given guidance about a change of study programme and relevant courses available. They will not be allowed to re-sit the same core learning aims (i.e. subjects) as they did in Y12.


External summer examinations in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in French.

Future opportunities


University degree in French. However having French as an additional language is a valuable skill which you can combine with any other qualification. For example you can do a degree in biology with French at St Andrews and pursue a career in research working with scientists based in France, Switzerland, Belgium, Quebec.


Teaching; translating; interpreting; engineering.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bristol Brunel Academy directly.

Last updated date: 29 April 2015

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