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French A level (online) at Abbey College, Ramsey

Course description

The study of Modern Languages develops confident, clear and effective communication through both the spoken and written word. It develops critical insights into, and contact with, the contemporary society and cultural background where the language is spoken. Students are prepared for all aspects of the examination through the study of a variety of topics and themes which are explored by all four skills - listening, reading, speaking and writing.

Course content

Units for AS

Media: Television, Advertising, Communication Technology. Popular Culture: Cinema, Music, Fashion/Trends. Healthy Living/Lifestyle: Sport and exercise, health and well-being, holidays. Family/Relationships: Relationships with the family, friendships, marriage and partnerships.

Units for A2

Environment: Pollution, energy, protecting the planet. The Multicultural Society: Immigration, integration, racism. Contemporary Social Issues: Wealth and poverty, law and order, impact of scientific and technological progress. Cultural topics.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B at GCSE.


Listening, reading, speaking and writing skills will be assessed at both levels.

Future opportunities

The A level course provides a sufficient basis for the further study of the language at degree level or equivalent, either as a single subject or as a combined course with subjects such as Business, Law, Media, Journalism, etc. A language at A level provides a satisfying and worthwhile course of study for students and is a useful and valid academic qualification for a wide range of professional occupations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abbey College, Ramsey directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years