French

Why should I study French?
Studying French increases your understanding of the language and your ability to write and speak with greater accuracy and con dence in a range of situations. It develops your understanding of how languages, including English, work and improves your attention to detail. It also offers you the chance to nd out more about French culture and society and develops your capacity to see the world through other people’s eyes and understand their point of view.
Languages are regarded as some of the most academic subjects so universities and employers value them. Many students go on to study French or another language as part of their degree, often in combination with another subject such as History, Law or Business; languages go well with every other subject. Fluency in French can allow you to work or study in France or other French speaking countries, during your studies or later in life.

 What will I study ?

In Year 12 and 13, students will study topics from a range of political, social and cultural themes, for example:
• Music
• Cinema
• Immigration
• Diversity in the French speaking world and a lm and a novel
There will also be a study topic of individual choice in Year 13 to prepare for the oral examination.
The exam board is AQA and the A-Level exam consists of 3 papers: Paper 1 (listening, reading and translation) counts for 50% of the overall mark, Paper 2 (essays) counts for 20% and Paper 3 (speaking) counts for 30%.

What are the entry requirements?
Please refer to our Course Specific Entry Requirements table here