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AS/A Level French Course

Exam board: WJEC
AS Level: 2800QS – A Level: 1800QS

French is a well-recognised academic subject and also a genuinely useful subject that covers a wide range of skill areas ranging from communication, understanding difference and cultural diversity to citizenship, problem-solving and appreciation of the arts; enabling you to take your place in a multilingual global society. It therefore provides a broad base of understanding, through the medium of French, of a wide range of disciplines (sociology, politics, economics, world issues, cinema, history, literary appreciation). The course provides a transition from GCSE French to further study at university..

French is an engaging academic subject but also a real-life skill. Since its main focus is communication, French is very desirable to employers in today’s global field. Being proficient in a foreign language is a skill that will complement ALL other subject areas and skills.

Studying A Level French enables progression onto numerous degree courses. It can be combined with other subjects as a Joint Honours Degree such as Law, Business, Finance and Marketing, Management, Engineering, IT, Translation and Interpreting, mathematics and many more. In the 21st century, every career requires good communication skills and often requires us to liaise with colleagues in other countries. Foreign language skills are hugely desirable in the world of work.

Entry Requirements

To study A Level French you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9 / C or above.
You also require grade 5 / C or above in French.


We follow the WJEC’s French AS /A Level course.

The WJEC AS and A level in French provides an engaging and exciting opportunity for learners to build on their previous study of French. Through social, intellectual and cultural themes learners will be able to develop their linguistic knowledge and cultural understanding of the countries or communities where the language is spoken.

You will be working on expanding your knowledge in these areas and also further developing your skills of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

The course content covers the two main areas of interest:

  • social issues and trends
  •  political, intellectual and artistic culture.

Under these two areas of interest a total of four themes have been chosen to offer
learners an extensive and pertinent learning experience. These four themes are in
turn divided into sub-themes.

For each area of interest i and ii, Themes 1 and 2 will be studied at AS and Themes
3 and 4 will be studied at A level.

AS Level

A2 Level

This is a unitised specification which allows for an element of staged assessment.
Assessment opportunities will be available in the summer assessment period each year,
until the end of the life of the specification.

This specification is divided into a total of 5 units, 2 AS units and 3 A2 units. Weightings
noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification.

AS Level

A2 Level

Access Arrangements

Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment. For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.

We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor.  The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.

To find out more about exam access arrangements  click here

Study Options

You can choose from the following study options:


We offer a range of study options, we are flexible, offer tutor support, and 
interest-free payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

We are registered with Estyn, our aims to give each student a complete education in which they achieve their academic potential and grow as an individual.

As well as studying with us, you can sit your exams with us too.

The regular A Level courses commence in September and an intake in January, these courses are designed to be taught in a classroom environment / online and follow a structured curriculum with a fixed schedule of classes, assessments and exams. 

Distance Learning online courses can be started at any time throughout the year, and students can work at their own pace and in their own time.


You’ll sit the same A level exams at the same time as all the other students in the UK, and you’ll receive the same results, transcript and qualification.

You’re a level course will be accepted by colleges, universities and employers worldwide.

Yes! You can, if you are looking to improve your grade in your GCSEs, whilst studying A levels with us!

You can study A level courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and pre-recorded and in person teaching in class. The other option is only online live classes or Distance learning course.

Students normally study 4 AS subject in Year 12 and continue with the 3 subjects of their course in Year 2 to complete the A level.

If you are studying a distance learning course, we can assess you through the year through a range of assessments.
How will I be supported?

  • We offer subject support tutorials every month
  • 1:1 support from your subject tutor, online or by email
  • 24/7 access to the your online learning platform
  • Interactive online learning broken down into easy-to-follow units
  • Practice tests and mock exams marked by your tutor
  • Friendly student services team, so you’re never more than a message or phone call away from a helping hand

Distance Learning is a self-study course that you work through at your own pace using our Online course materials; a wide range of online resources, access to our Google classroom and tutor support when you need it.

Of course, you can study this course part time, making sure you have mentioned in your enrolment.

A level’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year, would be an intensive course. You may be able to complete the course in one year as an intensive course; you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.

You have the option to join Year 13 and repeat the year and complete your course in one year.

We offer A levels – part time in the evenings to adult learners.

You have 2 options – Online live classes in the evening, Online Distance learning course.

You will have full tutor support in both options.

We offer support to all our students! We help you with your university options, personal statement writing, we provide a reference and your predicted grades. 
We also help you prepare for you interviews.

We offer interest-free payment plans, you can pay monthly, termly or annually.

Yes of course! You can come in to our office and speak to our course advisors.
You can also book a Video call with us, email to arrange.

Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online. 
If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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