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French - A Level at Baxter College

Course description

Are you interested in languages? Have you enjoyed your French GCSE course? Do you want to broaden your horizons? 

French A level is a fascinating subject that offers you a vast amount of career prospects as well as social opportunities. Learning how to interact with speakers of a different language to yours can help you to see things from a range of perspectives making you more adaptable, creative, and insightful - all of which are qualities that employers look for. In many jobs, speakers of a foreign language are also paid more. 

Languages are also a pre-requisite for many university courses so it`s something to consider if you`re thinking about going to university in the future. 

Content Units of Study

The A-level course comprises four modules each year (reading, writing, listening and speaking). With four hours of class time a week, you will make swift progress. Such advanced study means that you`ll learn about the culture, history, society, environment and lifestyle of France and this will fuel your passion for learning French. 

Subject Content for AS 
Popular Culture 
Healthy Living/Lifestyle 

Subject Content for A2 
The multicultural society 
Contemporary social issues 
Cultural topic 
Choice of studying two from: 

  • A target language-speaking region/community 
  • A period of 20th century history from a target language-speaking country/community 
  • The work of an author from a target language speaking country 
  • The work of a dramatist/poet from a target language-speaking country 
  • The work of a director/architect/musician/painter from a target language-speaking country. 


An A level in French will provide you with the opportunity to study the language at University, either on its own or combined with other subjects, such as Business, Law or History. An A level in French could ultimately lead to a career as a Journalist, Historian, Medical Professional, Business Manager, Interpreter, Translator, Teacher, Solicitor, Accountant, Systems Analyst, Broadcaster, Writer, Sales Consultant and many more. Language graduates have a vast array of career opportunities open to them, ranging from work with well-known multinational companies to international organizations or charities. There are exciting opportunities - often involving travel abroad - in almost every sector. 

Entry requirements

GCSE French - Grade B or above in Higher Tier Listening and Reading papers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Baxter College directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2015

Key information

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