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A Level: French at Rawlins Academy

Course description

The new course has been designed to give a greater focus on countries and communities where the target language is spoken with the aim of inspiring a cultural curiosity. Students will develop a sound understanding of the grammatical system and structure of the language. The end of course exams will test their use of accurate grammar and structures appropriate to the tasks set. For AS and A-level students the compulsory content will cover aspects of French-speaking society, looking at current trends to include the changing nature of family, ‘the cyber-society’ and the place of voluntary work. The second element will be artistic culture in the French-speaking world to encompass a culture proud of its heritage, contemporary francophone music and cinema: the 7th art form.

Entry requirements

Rawlins Level 3 P16 entry requirements.  You will need to have achieved at least Grade C in GCSE French.


Paper 1—Listening, reading and translation into English. 40% of A Level Paper 2—Written exam on two books or one book and one film. 30% of A Level. Non exam assessment—Speaking. 21-23 minute test (including 5 minutes preparation time). 30% of A Level.

Future opportunities

The importance of a foreign language at advanced level cannot be underestimated. Language skills are highly valued by academic institutions and employers both nationally and internationally.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 09 October 2017
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      • Alternative Learning Programme unit
      • Creche
      • Dedicated Post 16 Facilities
      • Excellent ICT facilities
      • Grass sports pitches
      • Learning Resource Centre
      • Lecture/Film Theatre
      • Media editing suite
      • Multi-media resources in all teaching areas
      • Music Editing suite
      • New Rubber Crumb sports pitch
      • New Specialist Dance studio
      • Specialist Science facilities
      • Sports Hall and gym
      • Tennis courts