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AS/A2 Levels: French at Hind Leys College (Iveshead School)

Course description

Students will build upon vocabulary and grammar learnt at GCSE to gradually become more independent and therefore more fluent in French. 

Course content

Students will learn about lots of aspects of daily life in France and other Francophone countries, such as music, cinema, architecture, gastronomy and current affairs.  As confidence increases, there will also be the opportunity to study French films and literature in more depth. Any modern language gives an excellent opportunity to become fluent in a language which will in turn lead to greater career opportunities in a wide range of fields.

Entry requirements

Minimum of grade 4 in English and grade 5 in Maths and 3 other A*-C GCSEs including grade B in French.


A combination of Reading, Listening and Speaking, and written exams.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level course or equivalent to prepare for higher education in French, Languages or more general higher education courses.

With further training, you could go into obvious jobs related to French or Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, or you may wish to use your French to study or work in France. More important, you will gain skills which will allow you to learn other languages and can open doors for job opportunities in careers as diverse as: Law, Accountancy, Medicine, ICT, Engineering, Product Design, Politics, Economics, Science and Media.

The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism sector.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask for Mr Chosholm or Mrs Whiteman.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 December 2016
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    • Hind Leys College shares campus with Shepshed High School, St Botolphs C of E Primary School, Hind Leys Pre-School, The Oak Treehouse Nursery and Shepshed Toy Library.

      Shepshed Campus is only a short distance off Leicester Road from the A512, off Junction 23 of the M1.  The nearest train station is Loughborough.

      Bus links include Arriva bus nos. 126 and 127,  Paul Winson nos. 4 and 129, connecting Shepshed to Leicester, Loughborough, Coalville and Ashby de la Zouch.  

      Students attending Hind Leys College from the catchment areas and neighbouring villages are bussed to college through the Leicestershire County Council school transport provision.