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French A Level at The Quest Academy

Course description

The Advanced GCE in French has been designed to encourage a love of learning French and is ideal for those students interested in engaging with the changing social, historical and political context and culture of France and other francophone countries. The qualification encourages students to engage with modern French society through the reading and analysis of French literature and cinema as well as encouraging them to educate themselves on the traditions, customs and culture of the wider Francophone world. This combined with a rigorous approach to grammar and translation allows students to learn French alongside developing other key skills necessary for further and higher education and employment.

Course content

Theme 1: Changing French society
Theme 2: Political and Artistic culture in Francophone countries
Theme 3: Immigration and French multicultural society
Theme 4: France during the Second World War.

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE (full course) level, in ALL four units taken.


The Advanced GCE in French consists of two externally examined papers assessing listening, reading and writing and a non-examined assessment assessing speaking. The speaking assessment is externally set and conducted by a teacher.

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation (externally examined)
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation (externally examined)
Paper 3: Speaking (internally assessed)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Quest Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2017
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