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Year 12

Aspects of French speaking society: Current trends:

  • The changing nature of family

  • Cyberspace and technology

  • Volunteering in society


Artistic culture in the French speaking world:

  • A culture proud of its heritage

  • Contemporary francophone music

  • French cinema


Film study: ‘La Haine’


Year 13

Aspects of political life in the French speaking world:

  • Teenagers and the right to vote

  • Demonstrations and strikes

  • Politics and immigration


Aspects of French speaking society: Current issues:

  • Positive features of diversity

  • Life for the marginalised

  • Crime and punishment


Text study: ‘Un sac de billes’


Progression into careers via:

Modern Languages are suitable for students who wish to progress to employment or further study, including a modern languages degree. A foreign language A-Level will complement and enhance your other studies. You may need languages for all sorts of career destinations- doctors, psychologists and physiotherapists need language skills to communicate effectively with patients whether they work in the UK or overseas; businessmen, bankers and entrepreneurs all need language skills to make deals and sell products on the global market. Politicians, historians, geographers and holiday reps all need language skills to get to know the people and area that they are passionate about. Study of Modern Languages fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society.


Length of Course: 2 years

Examination Board: AQA


Paper 1: Reading, listening & writing (2 hours 30 minutes) worth 50% of the final A Level grade.

Paper 2: Writing (2 hours) worth 20% of the final A Level grade. Students are required to answer an essay question on both the chosen book and foreign film in the target language.

Paper 3: Speaking (21-23 minutes) worth 30% of the final A Level grade.

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