A Level

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mrs J Harvey

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE grades at 4 or above including a grade 4 in English and preferably a 6 in French, although grade 5 may be accepted after discussion with the MFL department.

Course Content

The new Pearson Edexcel A Level in French has been developed to inspire all students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the French-speaking world.

You will develop an advanced level knowledge and understanding of the French language, the culture of France and other French-speaking countries, as well as practical and valuable language and transferable study skills.

This specification will help to prepare students for higher education and enhance their employability profile. The qualification features familiar and popular themes as well as some new content that provides clear links to some of the most fundamental and interesting aspects of the culture of the target language country and communities. You will study popular literary texts and films including contemporary and more classical titles. The assessments place an emphasis on spontaneity and grammar, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for students to apply their knowledge independently and creatively.

The A Level has two main Themes – Les changements dans la société française (Development of French society) and La culture politique et artistique dans les pays francophones (political and artistic culture of the French-speaking world); to be studied alongside either one literary text or one film and assessed through two externally examined papers and one non-exam assessment (oral).


Open Evening Documents

French Student Guide

University Success

In 2019 96% of Homewood Sixth Form students were accepted by their first or second choice university.

Red Hot Progress

In 2019, Homewood’s Sixth Form was graded “Red Hot” for progress across academic and applied subjects by the ALPs organisation.