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French A level at Nower Hill High School

Course description

Who is the course for?

Good linguists who have enjoyed expressing themselves in French at GCSE and want to develop their language skills, as well as having an interest in France and French-speaking countries.

How will I be taught?

Diverse methods to deliver all four skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing). Newspapers, magazines, TV film and plays will help you to acquire language on contemporary issues.

Course content

The course will build rapidly on the knowledge and skills gained in GCSE French, so that you will quickly gain confidence in the use of spoken and written language in a range of interesting topics, including Social Issues and Trends and Political and Artistic Culture. You will learn more about life and culture in France and French-speaking countries and study a film and a literary text. You will complete an individual research project on a particular aspect of French culture. You will also deepen your understanding of grammar concepts.

Entry requirements

Students must achieve Grade B or above in GCSE French.


Oral examination and written examinations.  

Future opportunities

It can lead to a degree in French or a combined degree with another language or other degree. Aside from a specialist language career as a translator or interpreter, a qualification in a language is important for an increasing number of career opportunities in the European Union as well as in business management, marketing, tourism, banking, telecommunications or the Civil Service. There are also a number of courses in Science with an associated language allowing you to follow a science career abroad.

Further information

What equipment or materials will I need?

Textbook, vocabulary book, grammar book, audio CD, foreign language dictionary.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nower Hill High School directly.

Last updated date: 26 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years