Grade 5 in GCSE French and four additional GCSEs, including grade 5 or above in English. Native speakers without a GCSE in French will also be considered for interview. Please see our Entry Requirements for more guidance.
The skills you will acquire are very important in a wide range of jobs, forming the core of further literary study at university. French is an asset for political careers, journalism and foreign affairs. Through studying French you will be exploring the many facets of French-speaking nations, including Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and France.
Studying French at A level is more than just improving your holiday conversation skills. It is beneficial for improving job prospects in a global market. French is taught in all five continents and is the official language of many international organisations.
The course will see you increase your written, reading, speaking and listening skills through contemporary topics. You will learn to converse about complex family lives and political issues, including diverse societies, criminals and law.
Studying languages at A level can unlock a series of opportunities in both academic and vocational pathways. Languages can be combined with other subjects to study at university in the form of ‘combined degrees’, therefore not limiting you to only doing interpretation or education. Students who follow combined degrees with languages have positive destinations in a number of sectors such as sales, banking and finance, and manufacturing. Language skills are highly valued in industry, especially in the existing global market.