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French AS & A Level at NewVIc

Course description

Fine-tune your French and equip yourself with skills valued by universities and employers alike. The ability to communicate in another language is becoming increasingly important in a global economy. You will develop your French language skills by looking at Frenchspeaking countries and exploring aspects of their civilisation, culture and current affairs.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • expressing yourself effectively in conversations, discussions and debates
  • understanding spoken language (one-to-one, audio or video recorded)
  • understanding a variety of written texts (press articles, letters, poetry and reports)
  • understanding grammar and how the language works
  • aspects of civilisation and culture of French speaking countries
On the course you will:
  • participate in discussions and debates
  • write letters, reports, articles, essays and poetry in French
  • work with interactive material and visual and sound files
  • take part in projects with French students and visit France
  • work at your own pace using our digital language lab
  • visit the French Institute, cinema, theatre and exhibitions in London

Entry requirements

Five or more A*-C grades at GCSE including French, and English Language (grade 9-5).


You will be assessed through listening, written and spoken examinations.

Financial information

Language students are advised to buy a suitable dictionary. Trips will require a small contribution.

Future opportunities

French can be studied at university on its own, or as part of a combined degree with almost any other subject.

It works particularly well with areas such as Business, Finance, Media, Tourism, Design and Fashion, Engineering and Law. French is a valuable asset for many different careers. On their own, languages can be used to pursue careers in Interpreting, translating and teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.