A-Level French


This A-Level French course is designed to equip you with the knowledge to handle everyday social and professional situations in French Speaking countries; and with over 275 million people speaking French, and 29 countries holding French as their national first language – this will open a lot of career paths.

An A-Level in French will take you through a range of texts in French, from a diverse range of classics and film transcripts, to contemporary fiction and current affairs. All with the aim for pushing you towards a fluency and interpretative understanding of the language and its grammatical make-up.

SKU: X911 Category:

250 – 300 Study Hours

Level 3 Difficulty

56 UCAS Points

AQA Awarding Body

Course Overview

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2022.
You will be required to complete the three standard written exams.

Official exams

  • Paper one: Written exam lasting two hours 30 minutes, 100 marks, 50% of A-Level
  • Paper two: Written exam lasting two hours, 80 marks, 20% of A-Level
  • Paper three: Oral exam, 60 marks, 30% of A-Level.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.

During your course, you’ll be required to complete a number of assignments.

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Course Content

This module focuses on how French-speaking society has been socially and culturally shaped and how it continues to change and develop, structured around themes such as the changing nature of family, the positive features of a diverse society, and how criminals are treated. You’ll use the French language to present viewpoints, develop arguments, persuade and analyse, as well as listen and respond to spoken passages from a range of contexts. You’ll summarise information from spoken and written sources, reporting key points to demonstrate your comprehension.
The second module explores artistic culture and aspects of political life in the French-speaking world, through themes such as cinema, contemporary music, immigration, and teenagers. You’ll further develop your skills as you infer meaning from complex spoken and written material, apply knowledge of punctuation, syntax, and vocabulary to communicate accurately and coherently, and translate unseen passages between French and English.
In module three, you’ll expand upon your knowledge and understanding of singular and plural forms, definite and indefinite articles, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, quantifiers, intensifiers, and more. As you progress, you’ll focus on dependent infinitives, inversion after adverbs, and how to correctly communicate using the active and passive voice.
In the fourth module, you’ll closely study texts and films. You’ll be able to choose from titles such as Candide by Voltaire, Un Secret by Philippe Grimbert, Les 400 Coups, Entre Les Murs, and La Haine. This will improve your ability to analyse and research French language source material, as well as to summarise and elaborate on key points.
  • Awarding body: AQA
  • Our course code: X911
  • Qualification code: 7652

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Entry Requirements

It is strongly recommended that you have the following GCSE before starting an A-Level Psychology course: Biology (Grade B), Chemistry (Grade C), Maths (Grade C).  However, equivalent courses, such as a Double or Triple Science (Grade B), IGCEs, BTEC Science or O Levels will be accepted, too.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.
You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Additional texts may also need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.
We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.
This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required. Where there are required additional text books, we include this as free eBooks.
Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.
You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

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