French

Learning a language gives you a sense of achievement and stretches your mind.  It helps to develop concentration, accurate listening and encourages you to pay attention.  Languages opens up a whole new culture, enabling us to communicate with those who live in that culture and so learn about what life is like.

Through the four key skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing students study topic areas in depth, such as social issues and trends, political and artistic culture and various aspects French-speaking societies.  A2 students also study literary texts and films in depth.

There will be a range of opportunities open to students enabling them to continue to use and further develop their language skills and knowledge of contemporary society.  Some students choose to do degree courses in languages which include a year abroad, whilst others choose to pursue a higher education course in another subject, but choose a language option alongside it.  Having a language A Level will improve your employability, in particular with companies which have international branches. Whether you are interested in continuing your studies or working at home or abroad, a language course is an excellent step towards achieving your goals!