Curriculum Intent

In MFL, our curriculum intent is:

To provide a curriculum which provokes curiosity about other languages and cultures.

To understand and express ideas in other languages.

To develop an understanding of grammatical rules and how to apply them.

Course Overview

Political and artistic culture
Contemporary French music
French culture and heritage
Teenagers, the right to vote and politics
Demonstrations, strikes, who holds the power?
Immigration & politics

Social issues and trends
Changing nature of family
Place of voluntary work
How criminals are treated
Positives of a diverse society
Life for the marginalised

Independent Research Project
Individual research on a topic of your choice


Paper 1 – listening, reading & writing – 50%

Paper 2 – Writing – 20%

Paper 3 – Speaking – 30%

Exam Board Information

AQA AS and A Level French

Future Steps

As well as making it easier to spend time living, working and studying in different parts of the world, language skills can also offer a considerable competitive edge in today’s job market. A language A-Level can help also in the following industries: business, engineering, translation and interpreting, law, marketing, teaching, diplomacy, voluntary work, ICT, food industry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, banking/finance, tourism and hospitality.