AS 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 also study the language of contemporary French media.
This course is one of our new Gold Star AS levels. Find out more about them here.
Duration of study
- 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
Exams and assessment
- 1 hour 45 minutes, 45% of marks
- 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of marks
- One oral exam, 30% of marks:
The oral exam is 12 to 14 minutes. Please refer to this page for more detailed information about how to take your oral exam through NEC.
Non-exam assessment (NEA):
This course has:
- 1 introductory assignment
- 5 assignments
Set texts and resources
- AQA A level French, R Hares, C D'Angelo, L Léchelle and JC Gilles, Hodder Education 2016
- Au revoir Les Enfants, Louis Malle (film)
- Modern Languages Study Guides: Au revoir les enfants: Film Study Guide for AS/A-level French, K Harrington, Hodder Education 2017
- Windows 7 or later
- Mac OSX 10.7 or later
- Google Chrome OS
- Android 4.4 or later, using the Chrome browser
- iOS 6 or later, using the Safari browser
- Google Chrome (latest version)
- Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
- Safari 6 or later
- Internet Explorer 10 or later (excluding IE11)
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How to enrol
- 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.
Paying in instalments
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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