An increasingly global world makes French a relevant, enjoyable and hugely rewarding subject French is an official language of the United Nations and the European Union and is spoken in 50 countries by around 285 million people. Moreover, speaking a foreign language is one of the most sought-after skills for employers. Studying French can be combined with any other subjects; from sciences or maths to arts and humanities.
GCSE Grade 6 in French.
Applicant is bilingual or has recently lived in a French-speaking country (eligibility will be discussed with the applicant if they are qualified to attend a guidance meeting).
The indicative Minimum Entry Admissions Score for French is 58.
A two-week transition period will enable you to develop the skills necessary to study from GCSE to higher level.
The course covers:
We will support you in becoming an effective independent learner. We have a wide range of online resources to inspire and support you outside of the classroom. In addition, we run small group and support sessions at lunchtimes and offer individual help when needed.
63% of our students achieved A* to A
85% of our students achieved A* to B
100% of our students achieved A* to E
Studying a foreign language will equip you with a range of skills that are invaluable in the world of work. You will become a more informed person and discussions in the classroom will give you a broad perspective on a wide range of issues. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of France and French-speaking countries.
The lessons will be intellectually stimulating and challenging as well as varied and interesting. You will work individually, in pairs or as part of a group. We attach great importance to your independent study skills, which you will develop to a very high standard.
Over the two years you are encouraged to develop and communicate your ideas on topics and current affairs, as well as to find out more about French speaking societies and cultures.
I feel much more confident speaking French, and I've found the conversation classes so helpful and fun. I also love the exchange and now have a really good friend in France!Tilly, Year 12 student
Whilst the level of French you learn from GCSE to A level is quite a challenge, the teachers ensure that you are given the support and resources necessary to reach your full potential.Lilly, Year 12 Student
107 year 12 and 13 students take French
4 hours and 20 minutes of weekly in-class learning time
Students are expected to undertake 5 hours of homework for each subject, every week.