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French - A Level at Sheffield Park Academy

Course description

You will immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of other countries, opening your eyes to opportunities beyond South Yorkshire. You will develop skills such as confidence, spontaneity, adaptability, resourcefulness and tenacity. You will also learn to embrace challenge! You will better understand not only words, but people, appreciating how identity affects behaviours, developing mutual respect.

In short, the ability to speak and understand other languages will open up a whole new world to you.

Course content

Unit 1: Spoken Expression and Response in French

Unit 2: Understanding and Written Response in French

Unit 3: Understanding and Spoken Response in French

Unit 4: Research, Understanding and Written Response in French


In addition, In the first year , students will spend one week working in a French primary school near Paris. They will work 4 days supervising pupils and 1 day following their French peers in the upper secondary school. In the second year of the course students will spend one week working for a French company: work experience.

This year, our Y13 students will be working at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris with Air France

Entry requirements

Minimum grade 6 (ideally a 7) in GCSE French


Assessment is by examination. There are 3 examinations at the end of Y13:

Paper 1 – listening, reading and writing.

Paper 2: essay paper (film and novel)

Paper 3: speaking examination (independent research project)

Future opportunities

We are proud of the many students who go on to study languages further, often together with subjects such as international business and law. Some choose to work for international companies or teach English abroad.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years