French

  • Exam Board: WJEC
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Specific Entry Requirements: GCSE French 9-6

The course involves the study of French language and France through defined topics which are relevant to young people today. Students will develop an insight into the life of French people.

French combines well with any other subject. In a world which is looking increasingly for links within Europe, students are choosing to study a language to a higher level in order to compete with other European students in the job market.

You will benefit from the following resources and facilities:

  • a huge range of authentic resources, including French newspapers, magazines, DVDs and works of literature.
  • listening, reading and grammar practice materials.
  • specialist, experienced teaching staff.

Many of the lessons are delivered in the target language and students are encouraged to express their ideas on given topics. It is expected that students will develop their vocabulary through additional reading at home. In order to develop confidence and fluency in the language, all students are given weekly speaking support from teachers and the French Assistant.

French may be studied in any university and offers the opportunity for study in France during the course. French may be studied alongside many subjects, such as law or a science subject. The emphasis may be on French or on the other chosen subject(s).