North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities


Awarding Body


A level

 100% exam at end of course

Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements including Grade 6 at GCSE

Why should I follow this course?

French is a major European language and France is Britain’s closest neighbour, with strong cultural and commercial links. French combines well with either arts or science subjects and the A Level course is varied and enjoyable. Studying a European language widens your horizons, giving you a world European perspective, and increases your employability

What will you learn?

  • Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
  • Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
  • Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
  • Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world


One film and one book from French Speaking World (from a prescribed list)

  • Speaking skills on the above topics
  • Listening, reading, translation and writing skills

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

There will be whole-class teaching, small group and paired work activities. There may be the opportunity to participate in a cultural visit or an exchange visit to Bordeaux. All students will have timetabled oral sessions with a French native speaker.

What can I do with my qualification?

You can take a traditional language course at university, or a degree which combines language modules with subjects such as business, accounting, science, European studies or tourism. Competence in French can enhance your earning power considerably and is an asset in any work place. As well as export links, major British firms have partnerships with French companies and welcome graduates with language skills.

What minimum qualifications will I need?

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements including a grade 6 in GCSE French.

Examination Board: AQA