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French - AS & A2 at The Crest Academies

Course description

Students study a wide range of topics including

  1. Media (television/ communication technology/ advertising)
  2. Popular culture (cinema/ music/ fashion &trends)
  3. Healthy living/ lifestyle (sport & exercise/ health and well being/ holidays)
  4. Personal Relationships ( family/ friends/ marriage.

There is also a strong focus on grammar

Entry requirements

Minimun of 5 Grade A*-C in GCSE including Maths & English.

Minimum grade B at G.C.S.E French.



Unit 1

70% of AS, 35% A Level

Listening, Reading, Writing

2 hour written exam covering all four topics

Unit 2

30% of AS, 15% A Level


35 mins speaking test ( 20 mins preparation time)



  • Television
  • Advertising
  • Communication Technology
  • Cinema
  • Music
  • Fashion/trends
  • Sport/ exercise
  • Health and well being
  • Holidays
  • Relationships within the family
  • Friendships
  • Marriage/ partnerships


  • Pollution
  • Energy
  • Protecting the planet
  • Immigration
  • Integration
  • Racism
  • Wealth and Poverty
  • Law and order
  • Impact of scientific and technological progress


Future opportunities

Course follows a logical progression from AS to A2

It carries on from prior learning at G.C.S.E

Many careers are available using French such as teaching, marketing, translation and interpretation. 

The top universities look favourably on students who have studied languages at A level.

Further information

To find out more about this course / qualification please contact us, or you can ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Crest Academies directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

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