French

A Level

Overview

The A Level course in French centres on effective communication (both spoken and written) as well as giving students an insight into the culture and tradition of the French speaking countries. Students are exclusively taught by native speaker teachers and have weekly additional time for speaking practice with the language assistant.

Assessment:

Exam (100%)  

Oral and written papers combining listening, reading, translation and writing.

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements, plus Grade 5 in GCSE French or a similar of competence. At least grade 5 in GCSE English Language and grade 4 in Maths preferred.

Exam board: Eduqas
Costs:

£25 for topic booklets.

Programme leader:

Louise Heffernan

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley

Careers

There are a wide range of opportunities for students who can speak French, including roles in international business, translation/interpretation, editing/proofreading, travel and tourism, hospitality and teaching.

Higher education

A key course for students planning to study or work in a French speaking country, or continue on to university to study languages and related subjects, it also provides a strong grounding for those wishing To pursue many other subject areas at degree level.

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