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French AS/A2 Level at Balby Carr Community Academy

Course description

We aim to equip students to use the French language for the purpose of communication at a level significantly higher than that at GCSE. The AS level enables students to “survive” in foreign language situations such as shopping understanding media, holidays and the world of health & sport.

At Advanced level, students develop the ability to handle ideas and opinions on a range of topics such as, the environment, the multi-cultural society and other world wide issues. In addition,students develop an insight into the society of countries where French is spoken.

Although grammar still has to be tackled and vocabulary learned, students find that the smaller group size allows a relaxed but purposeful atmosphere in which problems are quickly solved.

The course covers the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students spend one additional lesson each fortnight with the French Language Assistant.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

Students need to obtain a Grade B or above at GCSE French although a Grade C from a higher paper may be accepted in certain circumstances.


AS Year:

Unit 1: Speaking

Discussion of topics and general conversation

Unit 2: Listening

Reading and Writing


A2 Year:

Unit 3: Speaking

Structured discussion and presentation about cultural topic

Unit 4: Listening

Reading and Writing



Future opportunities

Students who have taken this subject go into a variety of careers including:

  • The Travel Industry
  • Logistics
  • Administration
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • The Media
  • Law
  • Fashion
  • Education
  • Politics
  • Diplomatic Service

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Balby Carr Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 June 2015

Key information

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