A-Level French

Exam Board: Edexcel

Throughout the course you will develop your ability to understand, use and manipulate the language and will deepen and improve your spoken and written communication skills in a variety of contexts and for a variety of uses.

Throughout the course you will study four main themes. In Theme 1 you will learn about changes in French society—the role of and changes to family life, education and the word of work and gender equality. In Theme 2 you will study political and artistic culture in the French-speaking world including music, the media, festivals and traditions. Theme 3 looks at immigration and multi-cultural French society, and the advantages and challenges linked to immigration and the opportunities arising from it. In Theme 4 you will study an important period in French history.

In addition to this you will have the opportunity study a popular French film and a well-known and popular piece of French literature.


100% examination


General college entry requirements plus a grade 5 or above in GCSE French.

Where can it lead?

Many students go on to study their chosen language at university, often combined with another course (Law, Business Studies, Maths, Politics, English etc.). With a language A-Level you will also have the choice to study any other language at degree level. Languages are seen as an invaluable skill by both universities and employers and create a wide range of opportunities in education, employment and elsewhere.