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French - AS / A level at Suffolk One

Course description

Whilst French is widely regarded as the language of love, international society and diplomacy, it is also one of the most popular to be learned as a second language. This course will not only open your mind to the French language but will give you the opportunity to explore fascinating aspects of French lifestyle and culture. To help bring the subject alive, there will be amazing opportunities for you to experience foreign exchanges and visits, which will give first-hand experience of all that is learned in the classroom.

Course content

You will study the four major skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing during A Level French. Your confidence in these areas will be developed through practical communication in topics which include :

Culture and the Arts; including language relating to French cinema, music, fashion and trends

The World of Work

Media; including French television, advertising and ICT

Social, Environmental and Contemporary issues

Entry requirements

Previous study is essential, and a minimum of grade B in GCSE French will be required.


70% written examination to test French listening, reading and writing

30% speaking test

Future opportunities

Students can go onto HE to continue their study of French knowing that a language degree would place them amongst some of the most employable graduates in Britain. French can also be studied alongside a range of other degree subjects, such as Business, Economics, Law and the Sciences. After university, French would enable you to live and work abroad amongst the 77 million people who speak the language across the world. Work roles that directly employ French may include translation and interpreting for businesses, the legal system and government organisations, or working in the leisure and tourism industries as a guide or translator. More generally however, studying French develops a variety of transferable skills that can lead to work in international business, law, management, advertising and international trade.

Further information

Which subjects complement this A level?






English Literature or Language



How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Suffolk One directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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