A Level French builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE. It fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society. The course focuses on how French-speaking society has been shaped, socially and culturally, and how it continues to change. Using authentic spoken and written materials, aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of French-speaking countries.


  • Social Issues and Trends
  • Political and artistic culture
  • Literary Texts and Films
  • Grammar 


Minimum Entry Requirements

GCSE French Grade 6.

Combines well with…

Languages really come into their own when set alongside expertise in another field. It is therefore reasonable to suggest that French will combine well with any other A Level subjects. 


Specialist language occupations include interpreting, translating and teaching. However, in an increasingly international environment, practically any job (whether based in the UK or abroad) can involve the use of languages. For those who go on to higher education, it is possible to study French alongside a wide range of other subjects.