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French (Modern Foreign Languages) AQA A Level 'Fees payable' at Hethersett Old Hall School

Course description

The ability to communicate in French is extremely useful in today’s global and multilingual workplace, where international business transactions and cultural interchanges with nationals of other countries are continually increasing.

Learning a foreign language not only enables you to bridge social barriers but also allows you to see the world from a different perspective.

Course content

What and how will I study?

Reading and listening material will relate to the target language culture. The topics for A Level include the following areas:

  • social issues & trends
  • political & artistic culture
  • grammar
  • literary texts & films

The components include speaking, reading, writing and listening.

Entry requirements

Pupils will need a grade A or B at GCSE in the chosen language.


Your work will be assessed through a mix of oral and written exams.

Financial information

ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.  

Future opportunities

As well as language careers such as translating, interpreting and teaching, a multitude of other careers require the knowledge of languages. Some examples include: secretarial work, travel and tourism, export marketing and sales, finance, law and media.

You might also consider teaching English as a foreign language or working for the civil and diplomatic services or international organisations. In addition many universities offer combined degrees, e.g. in business studies, law, computing and a language. Non-degree courses can include language study too.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hethersett Old Hall School directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016
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