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French A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Eastbourne College

Course description

The AS course is an enjoyable, lively and varied experience. You will continue with the familiar skills learnt at GCSE, that is to say speaking, reading, listening and writing, but the topics covered are aimed to stimulate and educate: Media; Popular Culture; Healthy Living/Lifestyle; Family/Relationships; Leisure and Tourism. In addition to this you will be given an introduction to various aspects of French culture, for example films, short stories, aspects of civilization and history. A solid grounding in grammar will ensure that you feel comfortable and confident through to Advanced Level and university language courses.
You will have a half hour session per week with the assistante discussing a broad range of current youth issues. Everyone will have ample opportunity to participate in visits, soirées and trips.

The many multi-media resources online and in the LRC offer exciting support material and you will spend regular lessons in the digital language laboratory. It is required that you spend at least one week in France probably on the College’s French exchange to Nîmes. You will be offered excellent guidance and advice on all these activities.

Course content

No one can doubt the importance of languages in our increasingly international world. Whatever field of work you are considering, the ability to offer a modern foreign language could set you apart from other candidates. With France as our closest European nation, the world’s favourite holiday destination and a leading cultural and political force, and with French as a major international language, spoken in over 50 countries, this subject would seem to complement perfectly any other AS course. It should appeal not only to specialists, but to those (for example artists, musicians, or scientists) seeking a contrasting course to broaden their range of subjects and to impress university admissions officers.


You will take two module exams at the end of your Lower Sixth year. These will comprise reading, speaking, listening and writing elements.

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years