A Level French

Bienvenue en France. A Level French is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics, including ‘la famille en voie de changement, la «cyber-société», le rôle du bénévolat, les aspects positifs d’une société diverse, une culture fière de son patrimoine, et les ados, le droit de vote et l’engagement politique’. In addition to this, you will study a French film and novel. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including Languages and other disciplines such as Medicine, Law and Humanities.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Exam Board
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Runshaw’s team of MFL teachers are highly experienced A Level teachers and examiners.They are committed to helping you achieve your very best and preparing you for success. You will receive extra coaching each week to prepare you for the oral exam and will have access to hundreds of resources and interactive language learning media.

    Much of the time in class you will be working in your chosen language of study and you will develop your knowledge and understanding of not just your chosen language, but its culture and society.

    The A Level course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE.

    • you will study advanced level grammar and language structures
    • you will study the society, the culture and the history of your chosen language country
    • you will further develop your expertise by studying one prescribed text and one prescribed film
    • you will undertake an independent research project in your chosen language


    The study of a Modern Foreign Language at A Level is both challenging and satisfying and requires a high level of student commitment; however, the rewards are immense and equip you with a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity.

    Course Highlights:

    Cultural discovery, trips and extra speaking classes. 

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 5x Grade 5s, including English Language and Grade 6 in your chosen language.

  • How will I be assessed?

    You are assessed in two exams at the end of Year 2. In addition to listening and reading comprehensions, you will translate and summarise unseen texts, and write one essay in your chosen language on the literary text, and one on the film. Your speaking ability is assessed in a 20-minute unscripted speaking test.

  • Progression Pathway

    Linguists are the second most employable graduate category after medics. Studying a foreign language can lead to work in international business, law, management, marketing, publishing, journalism and living and working abroad.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.