Exam Board: AQA
The course will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of French language and culture and build on the French language skills you acquired at GCSE level. Our students are encouraged to develop their enthusiasm for language learning and to communicate confidently in French. As well as the language skills, the course helps you to develop independent learning and study skills. The course covers many contemporary topic areas such as people and society, culture, tourism, poverty, diversity, politics, immigration, work and technology, all within a French context.
Minimum College Entry Requirements (5 A*-C or equivalent) including English Language 5 and French B
There may be additional costs related to optional visits and trips, for example university French days, a study visit or work experience visits.
This will be an excellent preparation for study in higher education, as well as an invaluable asset in a job in business, law, finance, tourism, education, science and the arts. Employers are increasingly looking for people who can communicate and who are open to other ways of thinking, and this course will help you to develop these skills to the full.
French combines well with any other subject on the curriculum as it is a skills-based qualification. You will have regular practice with a native speaker outside the normal subject lessons. To be successful in French, you will need to be committed and interested in the way the language works as well as in the culture and life of France or other communities where the language is spoken.
What are your qualifications? PGCE with QTS (The National Languages ITT Alliance, CfBT Education Trust in partnership with the University of Hull) CAPA – Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat (Paris Bar Exam). Master Juriste d’Affaires, Université René Descartes, Paris V (Master’s Degree in Business Law) Diplôme de l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Strasbourg (Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences)
Teaching experience? It’s my 2nd year at King Edward VI College. Beforehand I taught from year 9 up to year 13 during my School direct training in an upper school in Worcestershire.
What other relevant experience/qualifications do you have?
I am also a Teaching Associate at University of Birmingham, teaching French Level 2.
What are your hobbies/interests? Reading (especially detective novels) and watching series (I am a fan of Walking Dead) and catching up with family and friends (friendship is important!)