Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of four grade 5s at GCSE and English Language at grade 4 or above. You should also have a grade 6 or above in French.

What will I study?

Year One:

Aspects of French speaking society: Current trends
The changing nature of the family
Cyber society
The place of voluntary work
Artistic Culture in the French speaking world:
A culture proud of its heritage
Contemporary francophone music
Cinema: the 7th art form
You will also study a French language film in the first year.

Year Two:

You will build on the topics studied in Year One and study new topics such as:
Aspects of French speaking society: Current trends
Positive features of a diverse society
Life for the marginalised
How criminals are treated
Aspects of political life in the French speaking world:
Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment
Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?
Politics and immigration
You will also study a French language film and literary work in the second year.

You will have a lesson with the French assistant each week, and you will be encouraged to spend some time in a French-speaking country during the course.

Good course combinations

Students can combine French successfully with the full range of A Levels.

What could it lead to?

Many students go on to a language related degree course. There are many degree courses offering courses including language study. Possible careers include teaching, translation, journalism, publishing, and work in the tourism or financial sectors.


Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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