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French A Level

Level 3
A Level
Two years
Telephone: 01792 890700 (Gorseinon)


A Level French is the perfect choice for learners looking to gain a deeper understanding of the French language, its culture, and its society. During the course, students will practice the four traditional language skills – speaking, listening, reading, and writing – while also being exposed to the cultural aspects of French-speaking countries. Participants will also have the chance to engage with current topics and issues in French.  

This course is a great option for those looking to build their existing knowledge of French, as well as for those who need to use the language for study, work, or leisure.  The course is centered around 4 topics (being a young person in the French speaking world, understanding the French speaking world, diversity and difference, France 1940-1950). Through these topics you will develop your language fluency and your knowledge of the French speaking world.

Key information

  • A minimum of seven GCSEs at grades A*-C 
  • English Language at grade B (recommended) as well as a willingness to participate fully in active and engaging lessons.

  • You will learn using a variety of methods including individual and group work, debates, and interactive listening activities
  • We believe learning a language can only be learnt in its cultural environment, therefore we use authentic materials such as literature, films, music and the media to understand the historical, cultural, social and artistic contexts of French speaking countries. The students will also benefit from spending an extra 30 minutes per week with the French Assistant to practice their oral skills
  • Examinations set by WJEC for both AS and A Level, are sat in the summer. 

Our language students have gone on to successful destinations, such as studying History and French at Oxford, French and Russian at Cambridge and Law and French at the University of Exeter and many more. Universities values the skills developed by linguist and many university courses combine very well with a language. 

Languages are highly regarded by employers due to their ability to showcase a broad cultural background, along with valuable transferable skills such as effective communication, creative problem solving, and adaptability. 

You could follow careers in tourism, journalism and international business marketing or social media to name but a few.

Famous linguists: 

  • Tom Hiddleston - Actor 
  • Huw Edward – Journalist 
  • JK Rawlings – Writer 
  • Natalie Portman – Actress 
  • Gordon Ramsey - Chef.