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French at Maltby Academy

Course description

This enjoyable Linear qualification aims to build up linguistic skills as well as develop a student's cultural knowledge and awareness of France and French Speaking countries.  Topics studied include: the changing nature of family, the 'cyber-society' and cinema.

Course content

Students will develop a range of language skills.  They will become adept at translation and essay writing in the target language.  They will be able to critically discuss a film in year 1 ('Au Revoir les Enfants' by Maupassant) in year 2 and take part in conversations in French on a variety of current themes, such as contemporary French music and voluntary work.  They will learn to read longers texts for gist and pick out key infomation from both aural and written passages.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements Level 3 / A level course requirements including a Grade B in French GCSE


Year 1:

Three exams:

  • Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing: 45%
  • Paper 2: Writing: 25%
  • Paper 3: Oral exam: 30%

Year 2:

Three exams:

  • Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing: 50%
  • Paper 2: Writing: 20%
  • Paper 3: Oral exam: 30%

All exams will be taken in May / June at the end of the year.


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Future opportunities

Studying a language at A-Level is extremely beneficial in the current economic climate.  Universities, particularly from the Russell group, will look at an A-Level in any language favourably and it may give you an advantage over other applicants in certain degrees e.g. Law.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact Mrs S Marsh at


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: 11 January 2017

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