A Level Linear (EDUQAS)

A level French is a fascinating and varied subject that provides students with a broad and incredibly important range of knowledge and skills.


In a world in which global relationships are often a necessity for businesses and organisations to thrive, having an additional language is extremely useful for a wide range of future careers.

The course develops your ability to communicate in the language and extends your knowledge of French literature and civilization.

There are plenty of chances to improve your authentic French, as you will have small group conversation sessions each week with our French assistant.

Much of the work involves discussion and debate on important issues of interest to students; you will also have the opportunity to watch and analyse some French feature films.

Career Path

  • Translating and interpreting
  • Business
  • Diplomatic service
  • Export marketing
  • Civil service
  • Banking
  • Education

More than just a course

The subject complements a whole variety of other subjects. Indeed, many of our students’ progress onto Higher Education and take French combined with subjects as diverse as Chemistry, Computer Science, Law or Marketing. Studying French also opens a wide range of career opportunities both in the UK and abroad.

Unique Features

  • Teacher who is a native French speaker
  • Weekly sessions with French assistant
  • Range of enrichment opportunities including work experience in France
  • Provides excellent and varied career opportunities
  • Develops a wide range of life-long kills
  • French complements most other courses
  • Wide range of materials (DVDs, magazines, books) available for independent study

Entry Requirements

ADVANCED PATHWAY: The traditional A Level pathway for those who may be thinking of University, Higher Apprenticeship or Degree Apprenticeship Entry Criteria:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, covering a wide range of subject areas.
  • These must include English Language and Maths. 
  • Two of the subjects should be a grade 6, one of which must be French.

“A challenging and rewarding subject that helped me to progress both personally and academically. It was exciting to gain insights into the culture of another country. By the second year of the course, my language skills had developed to such an extent that I even found myself thinking in French.”