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AQA 7652 

Entry Requirements

Six GCSEs at Grade 6 or above PLUS:

GCSE French at Grade 7 or above 

Course overview

You will build on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at IGCSE level, in order to understand and respond critically in writing in French to the work you have studied (such as the structure of the plot, characterisation, and the use of imaginary or other features as appropriate to the work studied).

A Level French will help you to develop a lasting appreciation of language and learning through the study of the language, culture, traditions and politics of France. 

Course content

  • Social issues and trends
  • Political and artistic culture
  • Grammar
  • Works
  • Individual research project


Although some linguists will become translators, interpreters or teachers, the majority combine knowledge of a foreign language with other skills. Regarded by employers as both an academic skill and a desirable life skill, the ability to operate in a foreign language is highly sought after in all careers and will set a candidate above her peers. It will open doors to travel, employment and enjoyment in a multi-cultural world.