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French - AS/A2 Level at St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy

Course description

French A-Level is a two-year course, combining the AS and A2 levels, with exams at the end of the first year (AS) and also at the end of the second year (A2).

Course content


AS - Spanish/French

Social Issues and Trends

Artistic Culture


Literary texts and films


A Level Topics:

Social issues and trends

Political and artistic culture


Literary texts and films


You will have the opportunity to use C3 Facilities to improve listening and oral skills. It is intended that the language laboratory is for individual Sixth Form use as well as teaching groups. We currently have French and Spanish foreign language assistants for individual or small group speaking practice.

You will read widely, poetry, magazine and newspaper articles, and then well-known French and Spanish books. You will also watch Spanish films.



Entry requirements

Normally a higher grade at GCSE is required (9-4), preferably 6 or above in your chosen language.


A Level Examination


Paper 1 - Listening, Reading & Writing


Paper 2 – Writing


Paper 3 – Speaking


50% of A level

2 hrs. 30 mins written examination

100 marks

20% of A Level

80 marks in total

2 hours

30% of A Level

60 marks in total

Oral exam: 21-23 minutes

Future opportunities

Your language will be useful to you in your future life in a wide range of careers.  Companies are wishing to recruit not just interpreters and translators, but people trained in other areas (from accountancy to zoology) who have a language as an additional skill.  Many Universities have re-designed their courses to enable students to continue the study of a language alongside their chosen subject.

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: 30 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: AS - One Year A2 - Two years