Sixth Form


The aim of the French A-level course is to enhance students’ linguistic skills and promote and develop their capacity for critical and analytical thinking. The A-level builds on the knowledge,
understanding and skills gained at GCSE. Students develop knowledge about matters central to the society and culture, past and present in countries where French is spoken. In addition, students will develop language learning skills and strategies, including communication strategies and written skills to be able to sustain communication and build fluency and confidence for both practical and intellectual purposes.

Why is it a useful qualification?

The French A-level equips students with transferable skills such as autonomy, resourcefulness, creativity, linguistic competence and enhanced cultural understanding. Almost all universities internationally offer degrees in French or a combination of French and other languages or other complimentary subjects such as International Relations or Law. An ability to speak French is an advantage in the international job market in a wide range of fields including the Foreign office, International organisations, business and tourism. More than 200 million people speak French in the world.


What Current Students Have to Say?



Mrs Fiona Temple-Smith

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Fiona is passionate about providing an aspirational, engaging and inclusive curriculum; one that encourages intellectual curiosity, enhanced 
communicative skills, confidence, independence, risk-taking and resilience, thereby developing lifelong learning skills. She firmly believes that 
embedding these 21st Century skills gives our students the tools they need to succeed in our ever-evolving world.



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