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St Wilfrid's Catholic School

A-level French combines refining your proficiency in the French language with deepening your understanding of French culture and current affairs. A Level French is a varied, interesting course that facilitates a huge range of future possibilities.


Qualification Information

            Ms Hall
​​​​​Subject Leader for MFL

Entry Requirements:      GCSE French Grade 6+

Length of Course:             2 Years 

Assessment:                      100% Examination

Components:                     Listening, Reading and Writing (50%)
                                              Speaking (30%)
                                              Essay-writing (20%)

Qualification:                     AQA A Level French



What will I Study?

You will cover topics including diversity and discrimination, politics in the French-speaking world, the changing role of the family, the influence of the Internet and criminal justice. Throughout the course you will develop your ability to express your ideas clearly and with flair, and build towards fluency in French.


Am I right for the course?

If you enjoy French, and love discussing gritty topics, this is the course for you! You are right for the course if you enjoy a combination of speaking, listening, reading and writing, and want to develop your knowledge of France and the French-speaking world.


Where next?

A Level French opens a wide variety of possibilities from travel to work overseas. Many university courses can be taken as 'joint honours' where part of your study will take place in French and you may be able to spend a year studying in a French-speaking country. Employers view the ability to speak another language as a huge advantage, and the varied nature of the A Level course means that you will gain a range of skills that will prepare you for life beyond school.


  1. Do I need to have taken GCSE French?
    You will either have taken GCSE French, or have an excellent level of French because you speak and write it at home.
  2. Do I need to be fluent in French?
    You need to have a strong GCSE level of French, with a good grasp of basic grammar. We will build towards fluency throughout the course.
  3. Will there be lots of essays?
    Essay writing will form part of the course, but only part. The skills that you will learn in A Level French essay-writing will help you to write in your other subjects too.

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