Accessibility links

French A Level at Woodroffe School

Course description

The course is designed to be challenging and motivating, enabling students to develop an advanced level knowledge and understanding of the French language and the culture of France and other francophone countries, as well as practical language skills. Over the course, students will develop the fluency and confidence in speaking to enable them to use French outside of the classroom, and have the skills they need to progress to higher level study if they choose. Our aim is for students to really enjoy French, as well as being well prepared for their exams. We encourage all students to take part in our cultural exchange with a school in Paris, and this has proved to be an enriching and exciting part of the course. Some students have also undertaken work experience in Paris

Course content

Year 12

The course will cover social issues and trends, artistic culture and the study of a set text or film, in addition to the study of grammar. Sub topics include: family, education, work, technology, contemporary music and cinema.

Year 13

In addition to developing the topics studied in Year 12, students will also study a second literary text or film Additional sub topics include immigration and multiculturalism, young people’s attitudes to politics, diversity and crime. Students will also continue to develop skills in reading, writing, translation, listening and oral discussion.

Entry requirements

Six GCSEs Grade A* - C including Grade B or above in French.


Year 12

Will be internally assessed

Year 13

1. Listening, reading and writing exam lasting two hours 30 minutes, which forms 50% of the A Level grade
2. Essay writing exam lasting two hours, based on two literary texts or one film and one text, which forms 20% of the A Level Grade
3. Speaking exam lasting approximately 20-25 minutes, which forms 30% of the A Level Grade.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woodroffe School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2017
Provider logo

Key information