FrenchQRThe Course

Would you like to develop your French language skills? Does living and working in another country sound exciting to you? If you are interested in learning about French culture, literature and lifestyles, our A Level French course is for you! There are many benefits of studying French, from enhancing travel to boosting career prospects.

Travelling as a speaker of the local language will enhance a trip to Francophone countries, language is the most direct connection to culture. If you are aiming to become a key player in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world, being able to communicate in more than one language is a vital skill. International language skills can be a significant competitive advantage in the global economy.


There are three examinations, Component 1 - Speaking (30%), Component 2 - Reading, Listening and Translation (50%), Component 3 - Text / Film based essay writing (20%) (includes in-depth analytical study of novel and a film) In addition, you will have the opportunity to select a topic, linked to a French speaking country and culture and complete a short research project, to be presented and discussed in

Paper 1 (Listening, Reading and Translation) = 2 hours
Paper 2 ( Writing and Translation) 2 hours 40 minutes
Paper 3 (Speaking) 21-23 minutes + 5 minutes prep time.

Entry Requirements

French grade 6

Careers & Higher Education

Students of A level languages in recent years have gone to university, studying languages by themselves or combined with other subjects. A languages degree can be combined with such subjects as business,
management, law, administration, ICT, engineering, international marketing and journalism. Possible careers include translating and interpreting, journalism, law, publishing, museum curator or working for an international company.

Further Advice & Information

Mrs Williams



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Head Teacher: Mr Alex Lingard

Liskeard School & Community College
PL14 3EA

How to find us

Tel: +44(0)1579 342344

School Attendance Line (24 hours): +44(0)1579 325730

Fax: +44(0)1579 343350




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