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French A level at Trinity High School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

At Trinity High School we believe that languages are a skill for life and acknowledge that students who are able to speak additional languages are increasingly in demand in the modern work force.

We are determined to develop risk taking linguistics who are confident about using their language in real situations.

Course content

AS level:

  • Social issues and trends,
  • Artistic culture,
  • Grammar,
  • Study of a film


  • Social issues and trends,
  • Political and artistic culture,
  • Grammar,
  • Study of a text.

We teach about people, their relationships and their interactions with others.  Through our use of current authentic materials students are often exposed to cultural differences between the UK and the countries of the language that we are studying.

It is important to understand the different societies in the countries which speak French as well as the words.  We look at stereotypes and the environment.  We consider an individual’s responsibility in environmental issues and solutions to problems; we discuss immigration, poverty, racism and criminality.

We teach students to understand society and the roles and responsibilities of an individual. We achieve this by exploring prejudice, healthy lifestyles, the pros and cons of marriage, homelessness and unemployment.

We aim to make all of our students understand the meaning, nature and value of our multicultural society.  

Entry requirements

The Entry Requirement for French is a minimum of a grade B at GCSE.  However, we will always consider individual cases on their merits and students with 5+ good GCSE C grades and above may be interviewed by the relevant Head of Subject staff member and/or one of the Leadership Group to assess their suitability for the course.


AS level:

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation (French into English)

  • 45%, 1 hour 45 minutes

Paper 2: Writing – 1 essay and translation (English into French)

  • 25%, 1 hour 30 minutes

Paper 3: Speaking

  • 30%, 15 minutes + 15 minutes preparation time


A level: 

Paper 1: Listening, reading and 2 x translations

  • 50% of A level, 2 hours 30 minutes

Paper 2: Writing – 2 essays

  • 20% of A level, 2 hours

Paper 3: Speaking

  • 30% of A level, 15 minutes + 5 minutes preparation time

Future opportunities

Modern Languages are Russell Group Facilitating subjects.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 January 2017

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