French A Level (New)

International postage stamp showing the Eiffel Tower in France

Due to the short amount of time left until the Summer 2018 exam session, we advise students to reconsider moving their exam intention to Summer 2019.

If you do decide to go ahead with 2018 exams, the deadline for enrolling is 30th September. After this date we strongly recommend adding our Fast Track service to your enrolment. We are able to accept enrolments with Fast Track until 30th November. After this final date you would need to wait until 2019 to sit your exams.

A level French is a good foundation for a variety of careers. This course aims to equip you to deal with everyday social and work situations in French-speaking countries. You will read a range of texts in French, drawn from contemporary fiction, the classics and transcripts of films and current affairs programmes.

Would you prefer to pay for your course by instalments? Please see the ‘How to enrol’ section below for details of our low cost, interest free finance available.

This course is one of our new Gold Star A levels. Find out more about them here.

Price: 

Price£625.00

Entry requirements

A GCSE or equivalent in French is recommended for this course.

Specification

This course follows specification 7652 from the awarding organisation AQA. Full details of the specifications can be obtained from AQA's website.

Hours of study

It's really up to you but, as a guide, an A level course takes about 250-300 hours plus extra time for assignment work you submit to your tutor. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. Many students allow 18-24 months to complete an A level, but some complete the course within a year.

Exams and assessment

Three exams:

Non-exam assessment (NEA):

  • None
     

NEC's tutor-marked assignments:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 assignments
     

Additional information

Your course is delivered online through learn@nec, so it’s important that you have access to a computer and the internet. We recommend that your computer is using one of the following operating systems and browsers to improve your experience of using learn@nec:

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How to enrol

How to enrol
There are several ways to enrol with NEC:

  • Click the ‘Enrol now’ button above
  • Telephone us on 0800 389 2839 or +44(0)1223 400200 and speak to our course advice team
  • Ask us to send you an enrolment form which you can complete and return by post.

How can you pay?
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.

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The National Extension College (NEC) is the trading name of the Open School Trust, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (register number 676788). Finance is provided through the Deko platform by a number of lenders. You will be offered the best rate available based on your credit history and the lenders’ credit decision policies.

Deko is a trading name of Pay4Later Ltd who act as a credit intermediary. They are registered in England and Wales (company number 06447333) and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (register number 728646). For more information please go to www.dekopay.com/faq or visit www.dekopay.com.

Section 1 - La famille et la cybersociété

  • Notre famille est spéciale
    Se marier – oui ou non?
    Que de soucis!
    La technologie et la vie quotidienne
    La technologie et les jeunes

Section 2 - La cybersocieté et le bénévolat

  • Les pièges de plus en plus sophistiqués de la cybersociété
  • Le boom technologique en Afrique francophone
  • L’Afrique francophone
  • Aider les défavorisés – pourquoi et comment?
  • Le bénévolat transforme les vies
  • Une expérience de volontaire
  • Le bénévolat en France

Section 3 - Culture et musique francophone

  • C’est quoi exactement, le patrimoine?
  • Le patrimoine – un atout pour le tourisme?
  • Architecture et gastronomie
  • Peut-on créer du patrimoine moderne?
  • Le patrimoine culturel
  • Sauvez la musique francophone!
  • Connaissez-vous la musique francophone contemporaine?
  • La chanson française

Section 4 - Musique et cinéma

  • Vous écoutez de la musique francophone?
  • La musique francophone africaine
  • Le cinéma: un art populaire
  • Les moments forts du cinéma en France
  • La passion du cinéma
  • La cinéma français

Section 5 - Literature and film 1

  • This section will focus on the set text or film for AS French

Section 6 - Une société diverse

  • Origines du multiculturalisme et accueil des immigrés
  • Le multiculturalisme – succès ou échec?
  • La société canadienne et l’influence de la France dans le monde
  • L’exclusion sociale
  • L’inclusion sociale des handicapés et des marginaux

Section 7 - Les marginalisés et les criminels

  • Comment traitons-nous les marginaux?
  • La prison, ca marche?
  • Perspectives sur la criminalité
  • Prévention, réhabilitation et réinsertion

Section 8 - L’engagement politique

  • La politique: ça te branche?
  • Pour ou contre le droit de vote?
  • L’Union européenne a-t-elle un avenir?
  • Le syndicalisme en action

Section 9 - La politique

  • Grèves et manifestations
  • Les grèves – réactions de la presse et du grand public
  • L’évolution de l’immigration et l’intégration
  • L’attitude des partis politiques envers l’immigration
  • La protection des immigrés et l’engagement politique

Section 10 - Literature and film 2

  • This section will focus on the second set text or film for A level French
Including area code and country code (if outside of UK)

What our students say...

"The reason I chose NEC? I was impressed with the personal service and support I got every time I phoned up to make an enquiry about the course - all the staff who answered the phone were knowledgeable and able to answer my queries without passing me from one person to another. The course materials also seemed very thorough and interesting and at the right level of challenge for me, and all for a very reasonable price. (I also enrolled via ELCAS so NEC was one of the approved providers I could use)."

— NEC A level French student