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A-Level French at East Sussex College

Course description

During this two-year course you will improve your French while boosting your employability prospects with international organisations.

Course content

Over the two years you will be able to get a well-rounded and interesting look into France and its culture. You will broaden your vocabulary, along with the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills you have gained at GCSE, as well as gaining a range of transferable skills, including communication, critical thinking and creativity.

You will study topics including:

  • Lifestyle
  • Relationships
  • Environment
  • The multicultural society
  • Contemporary social issues

You will be well prepared to use the language for practical communication and to continue your studies. French is also a ‘gateway’ to other languages like Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, making them easier to learn.

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements of 5 Grade 4 GCSEs (including Maths and English) and have a Grade 6 in GCSE French.


You will be assessed through regular feedback during the course, as well as by coursework assignments and exams.

Financial information

There may be some additional costs during the course for trips and visits to further your learning.

Future opportunities

This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Spanish, English Language, Business, or Economics, allowing for progression to university courses in French, International Business, or Internationals Relations.

You will also find that there are a number of career opportunities available for you, that require sharp language skills such as becoming a Translator, a Teacher, working in the Diplomatic service or Security service, becoming a Journalist, working in law or the Financial markets.

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: 30 January 2019
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