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)
Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - GCSE French or equivalent is recommended before starting this course.
UCAS Points - 56
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.
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.
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.
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.
In unit five, you’ll practise discussing French music and its fans.
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.
Moving on, you’ll examine how French culture is enriched by diversity, along with the key French values of tolerance and respect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).