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French (WJEC)-Delivered at Hillcrest School & Sixth Form Centre at Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

French is a traditional A Level and also a subject favoured by Russell Group Universities.

Course content

Social issues and trends Travel and exploration, including advantages of travelling, working and studying abroad, impact of travel on society, Francophone festivals and culture. Diversity and Difference, including migration and integration, cultural identity and marginalisation, cultural enrichment, discrimination and diversity. Political, intellectual and artistic culture Contemporary Youth culture, including entertainment, music and the arts, media and digital culture, youth sub-cultures, trends and personal identity. France 1940-50, including the occupation, liberation and end of WWII, life in occupied France, rebuilding and restructuring and repercussions for modern day France. Literature and Film: the study of one work of literature and one film. Personal research topic: choice of any topic related to the French speaking world.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have gained a GCSE French grade between an A*-B in order to study GCE French or to already speak French to a good standard.


Component 1: Speaking (30% of qualification)

Component 2: Listening, Reading and Translation (50% of qualification)

Componenet 3: Critical and Analytical response in writing (20% of qualification)

Future opportunities

Students studying French go on to study a wide range of subjects including, Law, Business Studies, Journalism, Education and the Humanities. Many combine their chosen University course with French and are able to spend part of their course in another country, making them highly employable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September