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French A Level at Newton Abbot College

Course description

A Level French helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in French and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.

Course content

The course covers a broad range of interesting topics, which are relevant to the world that we live in and will require you to think about topical issues on a more international level. You will study technological and social change, looking at diversity and the benefits that this brings to the modern world. You will also have the opportunity to explore highlights of French-speaking artistic culture, including francophone music and cinema, and learn about political engagement and who wields political power in the French-speaking world.

Throughout the course, you will develop new language and grammar in the context of French-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. You will study important Francophone cinema or literature and have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of Francophone culture that you are interested in.

Entry requirements


Students must have achieved a minimum of Grade 4 or above in both English and Mathematics and Grade C (equivalent) in at least 3 other GCSE/Level 2 qualifications.


B Grade or above in GCSE French.


Future opportunities

  • Translating;
  • Interpreting;
  • The Diplomatic Services;
  • Business;
  • Tourism;
  • Teaching;
  • Marketing;
  • Journalism;
  • Media;
  • Sport;
  • Fashion;
  • Engineering;
  • Aid and Development work and many more.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years