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French A Level at Mill Hill County High School

Course description

The course is designed to enable students to:

  • Develop an interest in, and an enthusiasm for, language learning
  • Develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts
  • Communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of French-speaking countries
  • Understand French spoken in a variety of contexts

Course content

  • Assessment by external examination (no coursework)
  • Topic work is the main means of presenting information to students
  • Students are expected to develop their knowledge of all aspects of French life
  • They are also encouraged to go to a French-speaking country
  • A Foreign Language Assistant provides support with the development of oral work
  • Students are encouraged to work independently through the use of satellite TV, the Internet and the Language Laboratory


The topics for AS Level: television, advertising, communication technology, cinema, music, fashion, family, relationships, marriage, sports, well-being and holidays.

The topics for A2 Level: integration and exclusion, law and order, unemployment, environment, science and technology, literature and the arts, political issues, heritage and history.

Entry requirements

A minimum of grade A in GCSE French for A level or a grade B if studying to AS level only.


AS Level

Unit 1 - Speaking: Role Play & Topic Discussion
15% of total A Level mark

Unit 2 - Listening, Reading and Writing 1
35% of total A Level mark

A2 Level

Unit 3 – Speaking
15% of total A Level mark

Unit 4 - Reading, Listening and Writing 2
35% of total A Level mark

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 June 2015

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