French at Prospect School
French at A-level builds on the knowledge and understanding acquired at GCSE. It is a demanding course for those who enjoy learning other languages and who can confidently express themselves both orally and in writing.
French at A-level will allow students to deepen their understanding of life in countries where the language is spoken. It also lends itself perfectly to cross curricular links with many other A-level courses.
Students study technological and social change, looking at diversity and the benefits it brings. They will study highlights of French-speaking artistic culture, including francophone music and cinema, and learn about political engagement and who wields political power in the French-speaking world. Students also explore the influence of the past on present-day French-speaking communities.
Throughout their studies, they will learn the language in the context of French-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. Students will study texts and film and have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of their choice.
- GCSE English at grade 5 or above
- GCSE French at grade C or above
- Three other GCSE grades at grade C or above
- 70% Written examination
- 30% Oral examination
An A-level language qualification is a strong asset for careers such as leisure and tourism, marketing, retail, publishing, engineering or translating. Many companies actively seek applicants with language skills. Should you wish to study a language (e.g. Russian, Japanese) at degree level, an A Level in a foreign language is an essential entry requirement.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Prospect School directly.