Course aims

An in-depth study of a modern language at advanced level, including the major skills of writing, listening, reading and speaking. Other aims:

  • To develop awareness of various aspects of the societies where French is spoken
  • To develop a high level of communication skills and competence in French
  • To extend learners intellectually and develop their general study skills
  • To prepare learners for the use of French at work, further study or leisure.

Entry requirements

You will require a grade 6 in French, in addition to the general entry requirements.

Course content

Unit 1 – Listening, reading and writing

Unit 2 – Writing about a cultural topic

Unit 3 – Speaking

Topics for all units:

  • Current trends in French-speaking society
  • Current issues in French-speaking society
  • Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
  • Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
  • Grammar
  • One text and one film, or two texts from the list set in the specification.

Course assessment

Written and oral examinations


To be provided by Dudley Sixth.


Higher Education.