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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

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French A Level


Exam board: WJEC/EDUQAS 

Why study this subject: 

This course will appeal to students who want to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in French through both the spoken and the written word whilst studying relevant, topical and cultural themes.  Students will also develop their cultural awareness and critical understanding of at least one French literary work or film.


How will I be assessed:

There will be 3 examinations at the end of the year course. There will be 3 components to the examination

Speaking  (2 tasks)  - 30% of qualification. Listening,  reading,  short translation into

English and short translation into French – 50 % of qualification. Writing on a film and/or literary work which has been studied during the course – 20 % of qualification

Future course and possible careers:

After an A level in French, you can choose to study it at university or as part of a combined degree for instance with law, business, fashion.  Even if you don’t go on to study your chosen language at university, an  A level language qualification will give you an edge when applying through UCAS and will also be an advantage when seeking employment in fields such as business, law, education, travel and tourism, fashion, journalism, governmental and international positions, etc.