French A-level


Start:
September
Duration:
2 years
Location:
South Sefton Campus
Level:
3

Course Details

If you enjoyed learning a language at GCSE level, then learning French is a useful choice.

It is the official language of France, an official language of the European Union, and it is also spoken in parts of Belgium, Switzerland and Canada as well as many countries in Africa, such as Senegal and Ivory Coast.

Studying French is not only about understanding the grammar and structure of the language, it is also about how people in France live and use the language on a day-to-day basis. You will develop your ability and confidence to use and understand the language and the culture.

  • Family
  • Youth trends
  • Educational and employment opportunities
  • Regional culture and heritage in the French speaking world
  • Literature, art, film and music in the French speaking world

If you intend to study a programme of three A-level subjects or two A-level subjects and one BTEC Extended Certificate subject:

  • You will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 4 or above including English Language and Maths. If you haven’t achieved a grade 4 in GCSE Maths, there may be an opportunity to re-sit this alongside your other subjects.

Additional entry requirements:

  • You must have achieved at least a grade 6 in GCSE French.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

EDUQAS French A-level (603/0071/1)
  • Component 1: Speaking (30%)
  • Component 2: Listening reading and translation (50%)
  • Component 3: Critical and analytical response in writing (20%)
  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment
You can go to university to study degrees in French as a single degree or combined with a vast choice of other subjects: French and another language, French and business or European studies. Even degrees in English can have foreign languages components. Did you know that language graduates are sought after by employers in all industries? Fluency in a language can lead to a career in Teaching, Interpreting, Translating, Journalism, Tourism, Business and Education.

University Guarantee

Every Hugh Baird College student who successfuly achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

As an A-level student you will be based at our South Sefton Campus. This is a multi-million pound campus for dedicated to A-levels and was opened in 2009.

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at South Sefton Campus. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.