A-Level French

Our course code: X911

Course fee now £625.50* or from £49 per month. Enter FUNDING10 at checkout.
*Was £695

Enrol on this course

Are you looking to build on the skills and knowledge you gained studying GCSE French? Then this AQA accredited A-Level course is ideal for you. With the unlimited support and guidance of your personal tutor, you’ll develop your speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as you explore topics such as political and artistic culture in the French-speaking world, social issues, and trends, as well as grapple with the finer points of French grammar.

You’ll further develop your ability to speak and write coherently, confidently communicate with native speakers, express ideas fluently, and accurately comprehend and discuss source material. Speaking a foreign language is a mark of distinction highly valued by universities and employers alike, as well as a sought-after ability in many professions, such as journalism, teaching, marketing, policing, and more!

This AQA A-Level course has been specifically designed to be studied online in your own time and space, and your tutor will be there to support you as you learn as well as provide feedback on assignments. You’ll have a clear induction to the course, and topics will be well-structured to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your exams.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (for exams in 2022)
  • A free e-textbook to aid your learning
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Unlimited tutor support – Your tutor will help you write a study plan and support you throughout
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam).


A-level French is a good foundation for a variety of careers. This course aims to equip you to deal with everyday social and work situations in French-speaking countries.

  • Exam Pass Guarantee

    If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

  • Guaranteed exam centre

    Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • 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.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, quizzes, and interactive activities.

Course Duration

Once you enrol, you’ll have up to two years to study and take your exams, and your tutor support will continue throughout this time.


You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.

For this course, you’ll be required to complete two standard A-level written exams and one speaking assessment:


  • Paper one (listening, reading, and writing): Written exam lasting two hours 30 minutes, 100 marks, 50% of A-level
  • Paper two (writing): Written exam lasting two hours, 80 marks, 20% of A-level
  • Paper three (speaking): Oral exam, 60 marks, 30% of A-level.

The exams contain multiple-choice, structured, closed short answer and open response questions.

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.


During your course, you’ll be required to complete various 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 monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades if needed.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in French, issued by AQA, the leading awarding body. Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

This syllabus (7652) has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to online learning and we believe it provides the best chance of success.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

Entry requirements - GCSE French or equivalent is recommended before starting this course.

UCAS Points - 56

Course Content

1: Social issues and trends

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.

2: Political and artistic culture

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.

3: Grammar

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.

4: Literary texts and films

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your 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 that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You can study this course from anywhere in the world, but the exams must be taken within the UK.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!