A-Level French

Our course code: X911

Course fee £695 or from £52 per month

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: 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, as well as 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.

2: The ‘Cyber-Society’ (La cyber-société)

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

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.

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.

5: Contemporary Francophone music (La musique francophone contemporaine)

In unit five, you’ll practise discussing French music and its fans.

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.

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.

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, whilst expanding your French vocabulary and honing your grammar skills.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).