A-level French

Immerse yourself in a beautifully expressive and rich language spoken across five continents with A-level French.

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Overview

French is spoken by approximately 74 million people worldwide - and not just in France, also Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco, Africa and many more countries. If you'd like to learn a language that will truly open up the world, as well as a range of career options such as teaching, translation, travel and tourism, sales and marketing – then A-level French is the course for you!

With your personal tutor's unlimited support and guidance, you'll develop your French speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You'll 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 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.

What you'll learn

Unit 1 - The Changing nature of family (La famille en voie de changement)

In unit one, you’ll practise talking about changing trends in marriage and other forms of partnership and develop your ability to comprehend conversation focusing on this topic. You’ll deepen your understanding of the imperfect tense, begin to master the skill of translating small texts into French, recognise and understand the past tense and more.

Unit 2 - The ‘cyber-society' (La cyber-société)

In unit two of A-level French, you’ll discover how to discuss the ways in which technology makes our everyday lives easier, as well as the potential dangers it poses.

Unit 3 - Voluntary work (Le rôle du bénévolat)

Next, you’ll move on to the topic of voluntary work, becoming comfortable with discussing what it is, who it helps and the value it holds for the wider community.

Unit 4 - A culture proud of its heritage (Une culture fière de son patrimoine)

Moving on, you’ll take a look at French culture at a national, regional and local level, practising and expanding your vocabulary and grammar knowledge as you do so. You’ll explore heritage and tourism and how heritage reflects popular culture.

Unit 5 - Contemporary Francophone music (La musique francophone contemporaine)

In unit five of this A-level French course, you’ll practice discussing contemporary Francophone music, its diverse style and consider who listens to it.

Unit 6 - The 7th art form (Cinéma: le septième art)

In this unit, you’ll be focusing on the topic of cinema, somewhat of a national passion amongst the French. You’ll become comfortable discussing French film, along with your own film preferences.

Unit 7 - Positive features of a diverse society (Les aspects positifs d'une société diverse)

Moving on, you’ll examine how French culture is enriched by diversity, along with the key French values of tolerance and respect.

Unit 8 - Life for the marginalised (Quelle vie pour les marginalisés?)

In unit eight, you’ll practise discussing marginalised groups and people’s attitudes towards them, expanding your French vocabulary and honing your grammar skills.

Unit 9 - How criminals are treated (Comment on traite les criminels)

Next, you’ll look at French attitudes towards criminals and crime in general. You’ll also examine whether prison can be considered a success or failure and become comfortable expressing your own opinion on the matter in the French language.

Unit 10 - Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment (Les ados, le droit de vote et l'engagement politique)

Here, you’ll take a look at the topic of teenagers, exploring key issues such as whether all teens should be given the right to vote. You’ll learn how to discuss teenage attitudes towards politics in general and what the future holds for the next generation.

Unit 11 - Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power? (manifestations, grèves – à qui le pouvoir?)

In unit eleven, you’ll become comfortable discussing the power of unions in France, as well as the topic of demonstrations and strikes. You’ll also examine different attitudes towards these points of political contention.

Unit 12 - Politics and immigration (La politique et l'immigration)

In the final unit, you’ll take a look at political solutions to the question of immigration and the differing viewpoints of various French political parties.

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This course carries UCAS points. This means that it can be used to gain direct access to University courses and other Higher Education, through the UCAS system.

Course Outcome

Upon successfully completing 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.

How is this course assessed or examined?

You can enrol now for A-level French AQA examinations for Summer 2024.

For this A-level French course, you'll be required to complete three assessments:

Written Exams:

  • Paper 1: 2 hours 30 minutes, 50% of A-level, 100 marks
  • Paper 2: 2 hours 30 minutes, 20% of A-level, 80 marks

Speaking Exam:

  • Oral Exam 1: 21-23 minutes, 30% of A-level, 60 marks 

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

Entry requirements

GCSE French or equivalent is recommended before starting this course. This French A-level syllabus is a difficulty level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.

FAQs

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Can I sign up for a Student Beans account and get Student Discounts?

Yes! One of the many benefits of being an Oxbridge student is that you get access to great discounts with a Student Beans account! Eligibility criteria apply and acceptance is made at the discretion of Student Beans. Find out how to sign up.

Can you provide a reference for my UCAS application?

Oxbridge is able to provide an academic reference for you however, we cannot provide a personal reference as this needs to be someone who knows you personally.

Can I get predicted grades for my UCAS application?

Absolutely! We can process a predicted grade for you once you have completed a total of four assignments – this can be sent over to you via email or letter which can then be passed on to UCAS for your application.

Exam Results: I need to resit my exams, can I enrol with Oxbridge?

At Oxbridge, we take enrolments all year round. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll be able to get started right away. Studying online means your work and revision fit around you and your lifestyle. For example, if you have a part-time job or need to study alongside other subjects, you’ll be able to find time to fit our online courses into your schedule.

Enjoy flexible, convenient, affordable learning, fully supported by expert tutors who are passionate about their subjects. We pride ourselves on the quality of our course tutors and know that they hold the key to success. Whatever your goals, dreams or aspirations, Oxbridge is here to help you facilitate them.

Exam Results: When will I receive my certificate?

Oxbridge students who sat their exams through our partnership exam centres will usually receive their certificates in November. Certificates will be sent out by recorded delivery.

Wondering what to do next? There are so many options available, it’s important to get the right advice. Whether your choice is to continue onto further education, go into job training or get an apprenticeship and whether your grades are high or low – there are always options! Speak to an adviser today to see how we can support you on your next steps…

Exam Results: I didn't pass English or Maths, what do I do next?

First of all, don’t worry – everything will be okay. Unfortunately, if you didn’t get a grade 4 or higher (equivalent to a C or above) in your English and Maths, you will have to re-take it in order to pass. Oxbridge is ready and available to support you with this. Get in touch via live chat, phone or email.

Exam Results: I have individual unit marks, but no overall grade. What should I do?

Check for a cash-in code on your statement of entry. If there isn’t one, cash-in may not have been applied for. Cash-in can be applied for retrospectively from your exam centre and once entered you can expect an overall grade in one week.

Exam Results: I haven't done as well as I expected in my exams. Is there anything I can do?

Yes! There are a number of post-result services available. Your entering centre will be able to provide you with further information and will process any requests for you. If you’re not sure where to turn, our friendly learning advisers are on hand and ready to help you.

Can I study this AQA A-level course if I do not live in England?

Yes! All of our learning is online, however, you will need to sit your exams in England. Find out more about exams.

What can I do with my A-levels?

A-levels are a universal way to demonstrate academic competency in a multitude of disciplines. A-levels are subject-based qualifications that lead to either university, further study, training, or work. A-levels serve as a standardised way to demonstrate your academic ability and are very common entry requirements to most higher-level courses.

Why study an online A-level course from home?

A-levels can be studied from home with Oxbridge, using our online platform. On average we find that students receive 20% higher grades and pass around 30% more quickly than in a traditional college.

How many UCAS points is an A-level course?

A-levels are the most common way to access university in the UK. The system in which this is done is called UCAS. This stands for: “the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service”. See the A-level UCAS tariff points breakdown below:

  • A* – 56
  • A – 48
  • B – 40
  • C – 32
  • D – 24
  • E – 16
What A-Level courses should I take?

If you’re planning on going on to a degree, your chosen university will usually publish their entry requirements for each course on their website. See how these subjects feel and decide if you would enjoy them as they will form much of the base knowledge for your degree.

If you’re not entirely sure what to study, there are some standard subjects that many students choose to help them secure a place at a prestigious university, such as one of the Russell Group universities. These courses are known as the ‘facilitating courses’ and include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, English Literature, Geography, History, Maths, Further Maths, Modern Languages and Classical Languages.

Generally speaking, taking two facilitating subjects will allow you to keep your progression options open. For further help and guidance, we have written a detailed guide on How to Choose A-Levels.

How long does it take to study an A-level?

It’s possible to study an A-level course both full-time and part-time. Normally students would study for two years, but with Oxbridge, you can also fast-track your course to complete it in one year.

What are A-Levels?

A-levels (also known as Advanced level qualifications) entail in-depth study of a chosen subject in order to open doors to further study including University, training, and work.

A-levels courses tend to focus on specific academic subjects such as Mathematics, English and the Sciences: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The course material and the exams you take will be the same everywhere.

Are online language courses effective?

Yes, they are; we have tons of success stories from students who have gone on to achieve their goals after studying with us. So whether you want to work overseas, communicate better when you travel or even improve your cognitive performance, there are many advantages to learning a new language.

Why study a language course?

Whether you: want to improve your understanding of the English language, require an A-level qualification in a specific language to progress on your chosen career path or, want to learn a new tongue as a hobby, taking language classes online is an effective way to learn without disrupting your lifestyle.

They say that the easiest way to learn a new language is to speak it regularly. When you enrol in one of our online language courses, you will have access to a personal tutor to help you every step of the way. You can learn to speak, read and write French or Spanish fluently at GCSE or A-level when you study with us.

Why invest in one of our online language courses?

Our courses are created by industry experts and taught by experienced and passionate tutors through our award-winning learning platform. You’ll gain all of the advantages of traditional education and so much more when you study with us.

Rather than learn at a specific time, place and pace of an entire class, you’re given total control when you enrol on a language course with us. You can study whenever and wherever is easiest for you, which is perfect if you’re navigating a full-time job or have family commitments that must take precedence.

Not only that, you have a whole team on hand to support you, from our learning advisers to personal tutors, who you can schedule one-to-one time with whenever you need additional help or support.

Browse through our language courses and speak to one of our learning advisers if you have any questions.

Who should study A-level French?

This online AQA A-level French course is ideal for anyone who wishes to study French at university or to gain some of the skills most sought after by employers, like critical thinking, research and analysis and creative expression. This course is also suitable for those intending to learn languages and linguistics.

Why study French A-level online?

AQA A-level French 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 the topics will be well-structured to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your exams.

How much do exams cost?

Many of our courses do not require exams however, A-levels, GCSEs and some other courses do require exams to complete the qualification. Exam fees are additional to the cost of the course and prices vary depending on the course and where you sit them – find out more.

Planning on studying A-levels or GCSEs with us? We can add your exams during enrolment and blend them into your monthly payment plan if you wish. If you’re not ready to book your exam(s) yet, you can book them at a later date – all of the information is available on MyOxbridge under NEAS and Exams.

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