French A Level

French A Level

French A Level

Studying French A Level opens the door to a wide range of opportunities. You will develop your communication and comprehension skills, broaden your understanding of other cultures and boost your employment options, both in the UK and across the world. The French A Level course aims to train you speak and write the language with confidence, whilst encouraging you to explore key issues relevant to France and the French-speaking world. You will also study literature, film and traditions and will learn the core skills of translation and interpretation.

If you are interested in languages and communication, and enjoy learning about other cultures and ways of life, then any one of the Modern Foreign Language (MFL) courses will be an enjoyable part of your studies. Similarly, if you are interested in the business world, in travel or tourism, or in journalism and the media, then you are also likely to find the courses appropriate. There are a number of options in the courses where you can choose a topic to suit your interests.

Students learning French in Class
French Students Learning
French students studying
MG 8974
Streets of France
Paris - France
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French students studying
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Paris - France
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Where can this course take me?

Whether you want to use the language for work, further study, training or leisure, these courses will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge. Many of our students study more than one language and a large number continue languages at university. Every language you learn will open doors to a world of exciting opportunities, allow you to tap into new networks, and enrich your education. All lessons are planned to ensure that you benefit from tuition that focuses on your individual needs and interests, the rewards of which are demonstrated in our outstanding results.

The skills you develop when studying an A Level in a Modern Language are much sought after by employers, with 58% of businesses in the UK stating that staff able to communicate in another language would be of benefit to the enterprise. Language graduates also enjoy enhanced job prospects with 90% of university leavers finding employment within six months of graduating. Languages complement other subjects at A-Level and certainly broaden a student’s skills base. Many undergraduate university courses can be combined with a modern language, such as economics, politics, history or law. Furthermore, many university courses offer placements in Europe.

Former French students have worked in the following fields: airline services; marketing; broadcast journalism; medicine; diplomatic service; intellectual property and patents; editing and publishing; retail buying; ESOL teaching, sales; import/export advisor; secondary school teaching; post-16 teaching; university lecturer; international aid/development worker; subtitles and voice-overs; interpreting; tour manager; law; translation services; logistics and distribution manager.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Students studying French A Level will be able to go on trips such as study visits to France. There are also a number for enrichments such as Guide to Teaching English as a Foreign Language, that complement your French studies. If you want to learn other languages on a casual basis, you can do so through enrichments such as:

  • German for Holidays
  • Language for Beginners – Japanese (GCSE)
  • Italian for Holidays

Hannah Blunden

Within the language courses you learn the history of a country, it’s culture, literature and films as well as the language itself. At QMC I enjoy the wide range of topics within each subject and how passionate the teachers are. – The Abbey School

Any Questions?

Our Head of Department, Jason Yeomans will be happy to help.

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