French A level
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Course fee includes non-refundable exam costs, payable in advance. Can be paid in instalments.
We also offer a revision course starting in June (LF490 French 3/4: Revise and consolidate) to help you prepare and get more information about the A level course.
Term 1: 15/09/21 - 08/12/21
Term 2: 12/01/22 - 06/04/22
Term 3: 27/04/22 - 08/06/22
IMPORTANT: Please note that this is an online course, with lessons being held on Zoom. However, we expect the 2022 exams will be held in person, so learners who enrol on this course must be able to come to the college in central London to sit the exam.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
To prepare students to sit the GCE Advanced Level modular examination with 4 exam modules (AQA) in May / June 2022. The syllabus aims to further develop all 4 language skills and to equip students to use the language for practical communication at an advanced level.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
A wide range of themes and contemporary issues in France and French-speaking countries will be used as a basis for general language work. Several topics will be dealt with in some depth, related to society and culture. The examination consists of listening, reading, oral, translation and written papers. There is also a specialist topic essay paper.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- communicate with greater confidence in French
- write more accurately in French
- compare/contrast aspects of French and English civilisation
- demonstrate an extended knowledge of the grammatical structures of French
- sit the A-Level examination with confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have a good intermediate level of French. They should be fluent (not rusty) and have a solid grasp of grammatical structures and vocabulary. Please note that a GCSE level is not high enough for this one-year course. Interviews start from July (see details above). Please check the website for details and book early as places are limited.
Active participation is expected and regular homework should be done to enable the tutor to give you feedback.
It is also essential that you have knowledge of more complex grammar terminology such as: the past tenses, the future tense, the subjunctive, the conditional, pronouns.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
- GCE A LEVEL FRENCH – LIVRE DE COURS : AQA A-level French (includes AS) by Casimir d'Angelo (Author), Rod Hares (Author), Jean-Claude Gilles (Author) Publisher: Hodder Education (27 May 2016)
- Grammar book : Help Yourself to Essential French Grammar (Longman, last edition)
- A bilingual dictionary
There may be other materials. Please contact Languages for further details.
Please try: The European Bookshop - http://www.europeanbookshop.com (020 7734 5259) and ask for 10% discount as City Lit French student.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
French 4 or 5 courses according to level. Possibility to take an exam (DELF B2 or DALF C1) according to level. Ask you tutor for advice.