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Key Stage 5 - French

The move from GCSE to post-16 language learning can be very challenging. You will be leaving KS4, joining the Sixth Form, meeting new teachers and friends, learning new topics, acquiring new skills and be thinking about university and your future career. In MFL at MIS we follow Edexcel Examination Board and the course is presented as follow:


GCE A-Level French (exam board: Edexcel)


AS Level is achieved by the completion of unit 1 and unit 2, assessed in Year 12

Unit 1: 8-10 minutes Oral Exam

Unit 2: 2 hours 30 minutes Listening, Reading and Written Response


A2 is achieved by the additional completion of unit 3 and unit 4, assessed in Year 13

Unit 3: 11-13 minutes Oral Exam

Unit 4: 2 hours 30 minutes written Exam


Course Content


Speaking a second language is a valuable skill whether you are interested in tourism, business, teaching or working for an international company.

Studying French as AS/A2 Level will give students the opportunity to develop the skills needed for effective written and spoken communication in the language. The course builds on the language skills acquired at GCSE and covers a range of contemporary issues. Students can focus their language studies on areas that are of particular interest to them, for example, students choose their own topics for the oral exams that they are then able to research and prepare.


The AS Level topics covered in Year 12 are:

·         The world around us: travel, tourism and environmental issues

·         Education and Employmnent 


In Year 13 students are able to concentrate on topics they have chosen. As a class we will also cover elements from the following topics:

·         Customs, traditions and beliefs

·         National and International Events

·         Literature and the arts including film


Entry requirements


A GCSE grade B or above in French is required. 


Links with other subjects


A language links well with any other subject. 


Progression Routes


The ability to speak a modern foreign language is highly regarded by both universities and employers. Foreign language skills are a valuable asset for a variety of careers, fro example, in the armed forces, business, finance, travel and tourism and can be studied at university either on their own or in joint degrees with most other subjects. Languages combine well with areas such as business, finance, media, tourism, design and fashion, engineering, science and law.


Further Information 


Speak to Mr. Allali or email