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French A Level at John Leggott Sixth Form College

Course description

You will learn to exchange ideas in French using the spoken and written word through the study of units relating to media and popular culture, health and wellbeing, family, environment and cultural topics.

Course content

Listening, Reading, Writing:

  • Social trends of French society:  The changing nature of the family; the cyber society; the place of voluntary work.
  • Artistic culture in the French-speaking world:  A culture proud of its heritage; contemporary francophone music; cinema the 7th art form.
  • Aspects of French political life:  Teenager, the right to vote, and political commitment; demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?; politic and immigration.
  • Aspects of French society: current issues:  Positive features of diverse society; life for marginalised; how criminals are treated.



One text and one movie, or two texts from the list set in the specification.


Individual research project:  Identify a subject or question related to one of the themes/sub-themes which relates to a country/countries where French is spoken. Note: it can be another work from the writer or the director study. A stimulus on one of the sub-themes.

Entry requirements

GCSE French at grade B or above is preferred. GCSE average 5.0 or above.


100% exams

Future opportunities

Speaking a foreign language is a valuable skill in many professions and students go on to careers within business and management, travel and tourism, media, banking, teaching and interpreting.

Further information

You could join the International Society and take part in a wide variety of cultural events.

If you have a particular interest in languages you may be interested in GCSE Spanish.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Leggott Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 22 September 2016

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