French AS/A-Level at Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre
What is A level French?
This course is for students who wish to build on the language skills gained at GCSE and on their knowledge of the societies andcultures of French-speaking countries.
Why study French?
In addition to general study skills, you will learn to communicate at a higher level in the language. You will learn much more abouta wide range of aspects of the societies in which the language is spoken. French is widely spoken in Europe, Africa andinternationally, and is an official language of the United Nations.
What makes a successful student of French?
Successful students make French a part of their lives, developing an interest in francophone culture, film, music, current affairs,and establishing personal connections in their own time.
To study at Hellesdon High School Sixth Form you will need: SIX GCSEs A* - C Grades will enable you to study FOUR A/S Level courses.
We would advise that a Grade B at GCSE would be a good indicator of potential for A Level but we will discuss this with you. Equally we can discuss options for individuals who may fall short of the six higher grade entry requirements.
When applying for courses you should look to study subjects that:
- a) You have a strong interest in (and enjoyment of)
- b) You feel you are successful at
- c) Your Yr11 teachers have highlighted you are good at.
It may also be useful to investigate university/employment websites if you have a particular interest in following a subject forward after Sixth Form.
Students will normally have achieved at least the equivalent of GCSE B grade in French.
Having a language at AS or A level will improve your employability, in particular with companies with international branches. The A level course would appeal to those interested in language and communication, other cultures & ways of life, business, travel, literature, journalism, the media and international affairs. Many opportunities will be open to you, where you can continue to use and develop your language skills. Some students go on to a degree course in languages, literature and/or applied languages (translating, interpreting); others pursue a Higher Education course in another subject, for example Law, or Business Studies, but study a language alongside it. More British people are also opting for further study abroad.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre directly.