A Level French is a great opportunity to expand on the GCSE, but in greater depth, looking at politics, society and culture; music and cinema; French-speaking communities. An A Level in a language is regarded by many universities as a ‘facilitating subject’ and can make a significant difference in UCAS applications.
Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends and issues:
- The changing nature of family
- The ‘cyber-society’
- The place of voluntary work
- Positive features of a diverse society
- Life for the marginalised
- How criminals are treated
Artistic culture in the French-speaking world:
- A culture proud of its heritage
- Contemporary Francophone music
- Cinema: the 7th art form
Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world:
- Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment
- Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?
- Politics and immigration
GCSE French grade 6
Career / higher education opportunities
French can be taken as a standalone BA degree course, or as a subsidiary subject alongside a number of other courses, such as law, medicine or engineering. Some courses even offer a year of study or work abroad for students.
AQA Specification code: 7652