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A-Level French

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. You will read a range of texts in French, drawn from contemporary fiction, the classics and transcripts of films and current affairs programmes.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Coursework administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, 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)

Proactive tutors

We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

Awarding body: AQA
Our course ref: A011
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.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course can be arranged.

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, e-books, and online quizzes.

Assessment

You will be required to complete the two standard written exams and an oral exam.

Official exams

  • 2 hours 30 minutes, 50% of marks
  • 2 hours, 20% of marks
  • 21-23 minutes, including 5 minute preparation, oral exam, 30% of marks

The oral exam is in two parts:

  • Part 1 – Discussion of one sub-theme from a choice of four.
  • Part 2 – Presentation of the Individual Research Project. (2 minutes of presentation and 9-10 minutes of discussion of the findings of your research.)

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

Assignments

During your course, you’ll be required to complete the following:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 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 gauge your progress as you work through the course.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in French, issued by AQA. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.  Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

Additional Information
Difficulty
Level 3
Entry requirements
GCSE French or equivalent is recommended before starting this course.
UCAS Points
56
Section 1
La famille et la cybersociété
  • Notre famille est spéciale
  • Se marier – oui ou non?
  • Que de soucis!
  • La technologie et la vie quotidienne
  • La technologie et les jeunes

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.

Additional texts may 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 which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

Yes. To sit your exams there will be an additional cost. The approximate cost of sitting an exam will be £375. Your personal tutor can disclose more details.
Yes, there is a set text that will come free with the course as e-books: AQA A level French, R Hares, C D'Angelo, L Léchelle and JC Gilles, Hodder Education 2016. Additional texts and resources you'll will examine include: (1) Au revoir Les Enfants, Louis Malle (film). (2) Modern Languages Study Guides: Au revoir les enfants: Film Study Guide for AS/A-level French, K Harrington, Hodder Education 2017. (3) L'Etranger, Albert Camus (novel). (4) Modern Languages Study Guides: L'étranger: Literature Study Guide for AS/A-level French, H Beaugy, Hodder Education 2017 .

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

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

No. While you can choose to write your assignments by hand, the majority of students type up their work in a word processor and then submit it via email to their tutors. A typed essay is much easier to save and edit and makes it easier for tutors to read.

Sophie

I enrolled 2 years ago and have passed my first ever A-Level!  Chris was very helpful provided professional customer service. Merci.

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