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Modern Foreign Languages
Type of Qualification:
A Level
Exam Board:
Grade 6 or above at GCSE recommended

Course Content

Students will explore the following general topics:

  • Theme 1: Changes in French society (family, education
    and world of work),

  • Theme 2: political and artistic culture in French speaking
    countries (music, media, festivals and traditions),

  • Theme 3: immigration and the French multicultural society
    (immigration, the far right movement),

  • Theme 4: Occupied France and Resistance in World War II.

Style Of Assessment

Paper 1:

  • Listening, reading and translation into English
  • 2 hours
  • 40% of A Level


Paper 2:

  • Essay on the film/book you have studied in class and translation into French
  • 2 hours 40 minutes
  • 30% of A Level


Paper 3:

  • Speaking on a topic you have researched
  • 21–23mins
  • 30% of A Level

Reasons for learning a language at SPH:

  • Our excellent results every year. Small classes which allow for individual feedback and tailored teaching and learning;
  • Students who have studied a language at A Level or degree level have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country (98% of language graduates are in employment three and a half years after graduation)
  • Language students have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country