What will I study?
Students will study technological and social change, looking at diversity and the benefits it brings. They will study highlights of French-speaking artistic culture, including francophone music and cinema, and learn about political engagement and who wields political power in the French-speaking world.
Students also explore the influence of the past on present-day French-speaking communities.
Students will develop their ability to interact effectively with users of the language through engaging with authentic spoken and written sources in French.
These include online media, intellectually stimulating texts, films and other materials. They will develop transferrable skills such as autonomy, resourcefulness, creativity and critical thinking. Throughout their studies, students will learn the language in the context of French-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. Students will study texts and films and have the opportunity to carry out independent research on a topic of personal interest, relating to a country or countries where French is spoken.
Where will it lead?
There are many university courses and career paths available to A Level French students, such as Translation Studies, Literature and Journalism. Language Studies and Linguistics courses develop many key skills useful in the workplace.