Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
This course is for you, if you have a GCSE in French at grade A*- B, or an equivalent qualification. The specification follows the integrated skills approach: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing and uses a variety of authentic materials and texts.
5 GCSEs grade A* - C at first attempt, which must always include at least a grade C in English and maths, and a minimum grade B in one of the following or similar subjects: GCSE English literature, history, sociology, or psychology. All GCE A Level subjects require a grade B in relevant specific GCSEs. For STEM subjects, a double or triple science GCSE will be required at Grade B or above. A good reference may also be required. Overseas applicants without equivalent qualifications will be tested. Most subjects will require subject specific GCSEs and these will be specified at course level.
Assessment is an integral part of the overall learning process and our student centred approach aims to promote initiative and creativity, critical thinking, evaluation, decision making, personal reflection and effective communication skills. Each subject has a number of assessments throughout the year and can include the following: external exams, independent research, presentations, essays, coursework and in-class tests.
If you are studying A Level French as part of an advanced programme of studies, you could go on to study French at degree level. The course will also prepare you for employment in a French-speaking country. If you work hard and achieve 3 good A levels and have decided not to go onto university then you can progress onto an apprenticeship or go directly into a career in advertising & marketing, banking, retail management or local government. The skills you have learnt are much in demand from employers and universities, and are also valuable in their own right. Students with an A Level in French have a wide range of possible careers and higher educational opportunities.
You can progress onto a degree in French or combined with Linguistics, Politics, International Relations and Economics.
Career pathways include journalism, teaching, politics, international law, interpreter or translator in business, tourism management, media and the civil service
You will learn in dedicated theory classrooms and language laboratories.