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French A Level at Ormiston Bushfield Academy

Course description

“To have another language is to possess a second soul.”

~ Charlemagne


Modern Foreign Languages department in Ormiston Bushfield Academy is very lively and enthusiastic and our aim is to foster students’ enjoyment of language learning, to have high expectations of students’ achievement and behaviour, to promote understanding and appreciation of the cultures and ways of life of other countries, to encourage pride in successful linguistic achievement and to ensure that pupils achieve their full potential in public examinations.


Course content

An A Level French course will do much more than improve your fluency in the French language. It will give you an in-depth knowledge and understanding of French society through the study of a range of contemporary issues.

An A Level French course will assess you on four core areas: Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

Entry requirements

Additional entry requirements – B  grade in GCSE English


The AS course involves the study of four key topic areas:

  • media,
  • popular culture,
  • healthy lifestyles and families/relationships.

The A2 course then provides a logical progression from AS and further develops your language learning skills.

It provides a great opportunity to understand other cultures and prepares you to become an effective communicator.

Future opportunities

A Level French is ideal as a basis for the further study of languages at degree level or equivalent. Many students follow this course with a languages degree, which usually involves learning two languages alongside literature and/ or linguistics.

Further information

Languages also complement other subjects and are often combined with popular degree courses like law, business, marketing, history, engineering and medicine.

It’s worth noting that language graduates are in high demand from employers in the UK and abroad

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Bushfield Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years