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French - A Level at Stoke Damerel Community College

Course description

This is an exciting course which offers the opportunity to study contemporary film, literature, current affairs and issues of worldwide interest as well as giving you the chance to develop linguistic skills and accuracy of expression in the language. A Level French offers insight into the culture of France and the French speaking world. At this level, you will further develop the skills you acquired through GCSE work, ie: listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will build on your present knowledge and extend your expertise into higher levels throughout the topic areas listed.

Course content

A Level means becoming more fluent, having a much wider vocabulary and a greater level of grammatical accuracy so that you can deal with more complex situations such as working or living abroad. You will read articles in print and online from newspapers and magazines, listen to extracts from radio programmes, watch contemporary films, deal with vocational situations and develop opinions which you can support and justify in an extended discussion.

Entry requirements

For this pathway you will need to achieve Grades 5-9 in English and Mathematics
with three other subjects at Grades A*-C. You will need to achieve at least a Grade
B/6 in the subjects that you wish to study.


AS: End of Year 12 assessment on Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking including translation.

A Level: End of Year 13 assessment on Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking including translation.

Future opportunities

You can progress to a degree in French or another language. Languages are important for any career and in demand by many employers as the global market widens e.g. in journalism, business, the travel and tourism industry, law, civil service and teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Damerel Community College directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September