Why choose A Level French

Students will be expected to have met St Paul’s entry requirements of 2 Grade 5’s and 4 Grade 4’s. A minimum of grade 4 in English and Maths is essential for all courses. GCSE in French is essential.

It is a subject in which the emphasis is placed on language work, where you will continue to build upon the skills already acquired at GCSE.  The language is studied through the medium of audio materials, videos, and written texts, covering a range of topics.


There are 4 modules for certification at A level:

  • Social issues and trends
  • Political and artistic culture
  • Grammar
  • Works: literary texts and films

Assessment at A Level  

  • Paper 1: listening, reading and writing
  • Paper 2: writing #
  • Paper 3: speaking

Assessment Board: AQA

French alongside other A-levels is an excellent foundation for a wide range of degree courses including Law, Linguistics, History, Ancient Languages, European Legal Studies and many more.

Language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career, particularly in businesses that trade internationally. Roles linked to French and Modern Languages are Interpreter, Secondary school teacher, Translator, Broadcast journalist, Detective, Diplomatic service officer, English as a foreign language teacher, International aid/development worker, Logistics and distribution manager, Marketing executive, Patent examiner, Private tutor, Sales executive, Tour manager to name just a few.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs Pocceschi (mpocceschi@st-pauls.leicester.sch.uk)