WJEC AS Level French Level 3
In a nutshell
If you've got a passion for languages, A Level French is a great option for you. You’ll develop your spoken and written language skills, and improve your listening and reading skills in the French language. You'll also gain knowledge and understanding of the countries and communities where French is spoken.
This course is for you if...
... You’re curious about French culture
... You have a passion for languages
... You want to expand your written and spoken French language skills
... You’re self-motivated and hardworking.
What will I be doing?
During your French A Level, you'll study of authentic materials, including films and books to help develop your understanding and knowledge of the language. The speaking aspect of the language will be enhanced with weekly conversation sessions with a French assistant.
AS Level - all language work for AS will be based on the following themes:
- Theme 1 – Being a young person in French-speaking society
- Theme 2 – Understanding the French-speaking world
- You’ll also study one film at AS Level.
A Level - you’ll examine the following themes:
- Theme 3 – Diversity and difference
- Theme 4 – France 1940-1950: The Occupation and the Post-War years
- You’ll also study one literary text at A Level.
You’ll be assessed via oral, written, translation, reading and listening examinations. Once completed, you’ll achieve:
- AS Level French
- A Level French
- Skills activities
- English and Maths
What is expected of me?
To enter this course, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English/Welsh First Language, Maths/Maths Numeracy and Grade B in French.
You’ll need a genuine interest in the French language and francophone countries. Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
An advanced qualification in French will be welcomed and valued in the workplace, as well as on a wide variety of Higher Education courses. At degree level, French can be studied exclusively or combined with practically any subject/discipline. By studying French at university, this gives the opportunity to spend part of the course living and working in a French speaking country.
You’ll need to make financial contributions to the travel cost of educational visits.
Coleg Gwent is committed to offering a diverse and rich curriculum to its A and AS Level learners and is eager to ensure that learners across Gwent can access subjects which historically recruit small numbers. In order to secure availability, Spanish and French are offered at our Crosskeys Campus and Welsh will be offered at our Crosskeys and Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone campuses. Music and Further Maths will be offered at all our campuses. If your choice of subjects necessitates travel between campuses, please contact our admissions department for further information.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team