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French A Level at Harlow College

Course description

Learning a language isn't just intellectually stimulating – it can help you enormously in your other studies and widen your future employment opportunities. On this course you'll explore a variety of fascinating topics, like popular hobbies, family and relationships, pollution and protecting the planet, wealth and poverty and the impact of scientific and technical progress. During this process you'll develop your vocabulary so that you can speak and write with confidence.

Course content

AS: TV advertising, communication, technology, cinema, music, fashion, sport/exercise, health and wellbeing, holidays, relationships within the family/friendships/marriage/partnerships

A2: Pollution, energy, protecting the planet, immigration, racism, wealth and poverty, law and order, impact of scientific and technical progress. Also 2 culture-related topics from the following 5: a region or community, a period of 20th century history, the work of an author, the work of a dramatist or poet, the work of a director, architect, musician or painter.

Entry requirements

7 GCSEs Grades A* - C with an average points score of 45, plus GCSE French at grade B or above.


Written and oral exams

Financial information

Suitable stationery, a bilingual dictionary and recommended textbook TBA.

Future opportunities

You can go on to university to study French as a primary subject, or you could continue your language learning in conjunction with another subject, such as politics, literature or business. Lots of jobs these days require a second language as foreign travel and trade increases. Opportunities might include careers in international finance or law, or positions in the travel and tourism industry.

Further information

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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