Modern Foreign Languages Faculty

A Level French (AQA) Requires: Grade B in GCSE French

Choosing an A-level language is a really smart move if you want a fascinating subject that offers you a range of career possibilities at the end and are a lot of fun along the way. A-level language courses are interesting and varied subjects to study and give you a broad range of knowledge and skills. Learning a language is a never-ending process; languages are constantly changing, bringing in new words and getting rid of old ones. The skills and qualifications that you gain from studying a language at A-level are incredibly important tools to have under your belt. Languages are key to the exciting multinational world we live in!

Assessment Method: There are three separate papers that are taken in the summer term of Year 13. Paper 1 — listening, reading and translation paper – 40% Paper 2 — writing paper based on film and literature – 30% Paper 3 — oral exam involving reaction to stimulus and a presentation and follow-up discussion – 30%

Career Progression:  Languages are an invaluable skill to have. French is one of the four most widely spoken languages in the world and knowledge of the French language will allow you to travel and discover not only French speaking European countries, but Canada, African and Caribbean countries too where many wonderful, cultural experiences await in different countries. Potential career paths include; travel industry jobs; teaching, interpreting and translating plus many more. Having a language can increase your salary from 8 – 20% and gives you a head start on other potential employees as by speaking another language you are vital to any company who does international business.

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela

Further information: Mr Shaw, Head of MFL.