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French at Retford Oaks Academy

Course description

For students who want to get on in today's increasingly diverse and ever-changing commercial world who realise speaking just English is not enough anymore. Topics covered are: Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living/Lifestyle and Family/Relationships



2 Units at 'AS' level, including:

Unit 1 - Listening, Reading and Writing: There will be a written paper of 2 hours. You will answer a range of questions based on approximately 5 minutes of heard material and on a selection of written texts. You will also respond in writing to a question based on one of the AS topics from a choice of three.

Unit 2 - Speaking Test: This is 35 minutes (including 20 minutes preparation time). You will discuss a target-language stimulus card based on one of the AS topics and take part in a conversation covering three further AS topics.


2 Units at 'A2' level, including:


Unit 3 - Listening, Reading and Writing: This is a written paper of 2 hours 30 minutes.

Unit 4 - Speaking Test: This will be 35 minutes (including 20 minutes preparation time).

Entry requirements

AS': At least grade B in GCSE French 'A2': At least grade D in 'AS' French

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Retford Oaks Academy directly.

Last updated date: 28 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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