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French A Level at St Crispin's School

Course description

Knowledge of a foreign language can widen horizons and provide many new opportunities. For students with a passion for communication and interest in learning about other cultures, the further study of French is for them. Whether students are using a language for work, study or leisure, this course will equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge.

Course content

AS Unit 1 – Oral and Unit 2 – Listening, Reading and Writing.

For Unit 1 students will talk for 8 to 10 minutes about music, fashion, computers, sport, fitness, the environment or school.

For Unit 2 students will have 2.5 hours to listen to and read a range of authentic texts about which they will answer a few questions and then write a 200-220 word essay.


Unit 3 – Oral and Unit 4 – Research, Understanding and Written Response. Students will choose a controversial topic for Unit 3 and then argue their point of view with their teacher. Then for the second half, students will discuss a further two topics.

Unit 4 involves watching a French film, finding out as much as possible about the film and then writing a 240-270 word essay.

There is also a second essay based on students debating the pros and cons of a topical issue and a short translation.

Entry requirements

GCSE French at grade B or above.



Future opportunities

Some students choose to take a degree in languages, others choose to pursue a different subject but choose a language option alongside it. Having a language at AS or A level will certainly improve a student’s employability, in particular with international companies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Crispin's School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015

Key information

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