French - Year 13


The second year of this 2 Year A level course, assessed by WJEC Eduqas continues to build on the students’ linguistic, knowledge and cultural understanding of France and other countries and communities where French is spoken. An opportunity to study literature will allow students to undertake a deeper analysis of language structures and increase their cultural awareness as part of an integrated approach to language learning.  The requirement to research an area of personal interest related to the country/communities where French is spoken will enhance the students’ cultural appreciation and enable them to gain a greater awareness of intercultural differences.

Course Content

Autumn Term
Theme 3: Diversity and difference

  • Migration and integration
  • Cultural identity and marginalisation
  • Cultural enrichment and celebrating difference
  • Discrimination and diversity  

Grammar: Consolidation and further development of grammatical points covered in the first year of the A level course including: recognition of the past historic

Study of literary work: Boule de Suif by Guy de Maupassant

Spring Term

Theme 4: France 1940-1950: The Occupation and post-war years

  • Regional culture and heritage in France, French speaking countries and communities.
  • June 1940-May 1945.
  • The cultural dimension in occupied France.
  • 1945-1950

Preparation of the Independent Research Project

Summer Term

Exam revision

Homework is set by each French teacher every week and will be designed to:

  • reinforce the learning from the lesson with written and/ or learning exercises/ vocabulary
  • prepare and research for the next lesson by reading and producing written work for following lesson
  • preparation of the independent research topic


Component 1 Speaking
30% of qualification
Presentation and discussion of independent research project: Discussion of stimulus card relating to 1 of the themes studied

Component 2 Listening

50% of qualification

Reading and Translation Written examination

Component 3
Critical and analytical response in writing

20% of qualification

Written examination

Useful Links and Information

Vocabulary practice: 


On-line dictionaries:


24 French news:         

TV channels:

Search engines using French websites;