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!
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.
If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free
Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.
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.
You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
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.
You can enrol today but this course starts on 30/01/21. You will receive your logins to MyOxbridge (our online platform) before this date but won’t be able to access the learning materials until the course officially starts. You will benefit from our unlimited tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment.
All enrolments will be for exams in Summer/Autumn 2022. If you wish to fast track your learning, please do contact us.
For this course, you’ll be required to complete two standard GCSE written exams and one speaking assessment:
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 (CAGs) if needed.
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. It is also possible to transition to AS-Level French if you wish to, using the same course materials.
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - GCSE French or equivalent is recommended before starting this course.
UCAS Points - 56
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.