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A Level

Course Overview

Does everyone speak English? The answer to this question is, of course, no!

In an increasingly global marketplace it is vital that we are able to speak a foreign language to help us communicate with others and get ahead in life. A Level qualifications in a foreign language will give you that edge in a job interview.

Course Topics

  • Family and citizenship
  • Youth trends and personal identity
  • Education and employment opportunities
  • Regional culture and heritage
  • Cultural identity and marginalization
  • Cultural difference and celebrating difference
  • Discrimination and diversity
  • France 1940-1950


With the finance industry being so competitive, a qualification like A level French can really help you stand out from the crowd on your application because having an additional language can enhance your employability in a world which increasingly depends on global relationships. Not only this, but speaking another language allows you to be able to communicate with so many people from so many different walks of life, enriching your own personal experience. 
Ellie Rawson

Previously:  Other national school (Whitchurch, Cardiff)
Studying: A Level French, History and Maths


Course Features

Wide use of target language in class will enable you to develop your language skills and increase your confidence

Use of ICT will help consolidate and further your listening skills

The use of up-to-date resources on a range of interesting and focused topics will furnish you with a real feeling for the French language and Francophone countries

You will develop an interest in the French culture as similarities and differences between your own are compared and contrasted

You will get the opportunity to work with native speakers in small groups, developing your spoken confidence and giving you first-hand insight into social and cultural issues in the French-speaking world


  • Exams: 100%
  • Awarding Body: EDUQAS


  • Pass Rate – 100%
  • Grades A-C – 80%

Where Courses Become Careers

By studying a language you will keep many academic and vocational pathways open. French can be combined with a variety of subjects at university and many students progress through this route in Higher Education.

French is not just a subject which leads to jobs in translation, interpreting or education since employees with language skills are highly valued in the service and manufacturing sectors of industry.

A recent survey shows that only about 5% of language graduates go into teaching, and much fewer into translating or interpreting. About 27% go into business services, and around 10% go into each of the following: manufacturing, sales, banking/finance, community/social services, transport /communications. Don’t think you’re limiting your career options by choosing languages.

Make your mark

How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

You will develop your independent work skills through a range of directed activities and be expected to research independently, reading extensively to enhance topic and grammatical knowledge.

To enrich your understanding of the subject and the real world application of the language, guest speakers, visits to universities and the possibility of trips abroad are components of this course.


If you are unsure what course you think you should choose or what career you would like to aspire towards then contact Admissions:

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