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Here at Kendal College, we have a culture of high expectations, creating an environment in which A-Level learners can thrive.

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Course Overview

A-Level French is a good foundation for a variety of careers. This course aims to equip you to deal with everyday social and work situations in French-speaking countries. The course covers French Language and culture including major topics on:
- Social issues and trends

- Political and artistic culture

- Grammar

There is also 2 literary texts or one text and one film that will be studied during the course.

The course is assessed via written exams and is split into the following components;

Paper 1 Listening Speaking and Writing (50%)

- Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends

- Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues

- Artistic culture in the French-speaking world

- Elements of political life in the French-speaking world

- Grammar

Paper 2 Writing (20%)
- One text and one film or two texts from the list set in the specification

- Grammar

Paper 3 Speaking (30%)

- Individual research project

- One of four themes

The course can be taken in the following ways:

- As a stand-alone part-time course

- As an 'add on' to a full-time Level 3 Study Programme at the College, for example alongside a BTEC Extended Diploma
- As part of a study programme with another two A Levels (full-time package)

If you would like to study a full-time programme of A-levels, please complete a full-time application form.

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above in any examined subject. Must include English Language and Maths. You will also require a Grade 6 or above in French.

If you would like to study this course part-time, please contact the A-Level Coordinator:

Alice Reece:

If you would like to study a full-time programme of A-Levels, please complete a full-time application form.

After Your Course

The course can lead to a higher level study of the subject but is also a well respected A-Level qualification for other subject areas.

It will develop a life skill that can enrich your personal and professional development and help you communicate with many more people and allow you to explore other cultures more fully.



Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time ones. The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2020/21 academic year and is subject to change before the start of the course. Fees for 2021/22 will be updated in the Spring Term 2021. There may also be additional costs associated with the course.

This course is funded by the government and may be free if you are:

  • Aged 16-18 on 31/08/20
  • Aged 19-23 on an Entry Level or Level 1 course with intent to progress to a Level 2 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first full Level 2 or Level 3 course
  • Aged 19-23 on your first Level 4 course (if you haven’t already got a Level 3 qualification)
  • Aged 19+ on Functions Skills or GCSE English or Maths
  • Unemployed and in receipt of JSA/ESA(WRAG)/Universal Credit or another eligible state benefit on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course
  • Member of a low income household & in financial hardship on an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course

Level 3-6 Courses for Adults

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19+ and studying an eligible Level 3/4/5 and 6 Course. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.