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French AS Level at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description


Modern Languages are increasingly important in today's world. Career prospects for people with a qualification in at least one modern language are very good. The courses are intellectually stimulating and very enjoyable.

Course content

CONTENT - Advanced Subsidiary Level

a) Leisure and Lifestyles, including travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living - health and nutrition, diet and exercise; unhealthy living - drugs, aids, smoking, alcohol etc.

b) The Individual and Society , including relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions and trends etc.), education, vocational training and future careers.

Entry requirements

AS Level

  • Entry onto AS courses is conditional on you achieving at least five B grades at GCSE Level which must include the subjects you intend to study
  • If you are starting a new subject at AS Level such as Psychology or Film Studies you must achieve a B grade in a related subject at GCSE Level such as Science or English
  • All students must also achieve at least a C grade in Mathematics and English Language



Speaking Test - 15 mins - general conversations and topic based discussion

Listening, Reading and Writing - 2 hours

Future opportunities


Language skills are used directly in translating, interpreting and teaching and are increasingly demanded in many areas of industry and commerce. Many university courses combine a Modern Language with subjects as diverse as Economics, Business Studies, Physics and Chemistry. There are very attractive law degree courses which include a Modern Language. Medical schools are also looking for students who have studied a language to Advanced or A/S Level. There is tremendous personal satisfaction to be gained from the study of Modern Languages at Advanced Level. The world of foreign books, theatre, films, magazines, newspapers is now accessible. Travel becomes much more rewarding.

Further information


Students are expected to have successfully completed a GCSE course in the appropriate language and gained a grade B. Students need to be enthusiastic about their language(s) and should enjoy communicating in the target language - most, if not all, the lessons are taught in the foreign language and students have a weekly session with the assistant. There are ample opportunities for travel and work experience abroad. A lively, enquiring mind is an essential!!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 school year