Entry requirements

To study French at A level you need at least a G5 at GCSE in French and English. 

What does the course involve?

There are 3 exams:

  • Paper one - listening, reading and writing
  • Paper two - writing on the cultural topics
  • Paper three - oral exam

What can this course lead to?

French A level provides you with many options post-18. You could continue your language studies at university either as a major or minor subject or you could go straight into work/apprenticeships as language skills are highly sought after by employers.

"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart." Nelson Mandela


“I found the A level French course challenging yet rewarding as it pushed my comfort boundaries with speaking French and my ability to write essays. Over time I noticed my ability to converse in French improved dramatically as did my confidence. You benefit from studying at The Chase due to smaller class sizes which gives you more attention from your teachers who are always willing to give you extra help. Due to my experience and enjoyment of French A level, I am now studying French and Business at the University of London Institute of Paris which means I will be living in Paris for at least the next three years” . AS, former student.

Some examples of past destinations:

  • Oxford University to study French
  • Heriot Watt to study French and Spanish
  • The British Institute in Paris to study French
  • Cardiff University to study Zoology with a year in a French speaking country
  • St George’s London to study Medicine
  • Bristol University to study Interior Design

As you see, the destinations for our French students are very varied but their French A level experience really helps them find their path in life.