ANNA WILSON | SIXTH FORM STUDENT
I decided to study French and Spanish as I enjoyed studying them at GCSE and I wanted to maintain my languages as they will be very useful in my future. Studying languages has developed my communication skills as well as my confidence and I have really enjoyed learning about new cultures and studying a wide range of different topics.
Next year I hope to continue my studies of MFL at university and I hope to study abroad.
WHY CHOOSE A-LEVEL FRENCH?
There are so many reasons for studying a language. You will be learning a life skill, you will have a greater understanding of the world, your understanding of your own language will increase, you will become more open-minded and adaptable, and your self-confidence will grow!
Being able to speak French not only enables you to communicate with over 200 million people around the world, but it also brings other academic benefits too. It is possible to study it alongside any other subject and by studying French you will develop important listening, reading, writing and speaking skills. French is also becoming increasingly important in commerce because of its key role as the official language in the United-Nations and because of the growing French speaking population in Africa. Language skills are an advantage in potential employers’ eyes and on average graduates with a good knowledge of a language will earn significantly more than monolingual ones. Furthermore, French is the top tourist destination in the world, so its use is not purely academic!
WHY STUDY A-LEVEL FRENCH AT CWLC?
- Teachers who are native speakers
- Small groups to facilitate learning
- Excellent A Level results in 2022
- Engaging topics covering all aspects of French and Francophone society
- Appreciation of Francophone film and literature
- Interactive online resources
- One-to-one speaking sessions
- Trips to France
WHAT COULD YOU DO NEXT?
Many of our students go on to study either a French degree or they chose to study French in combination with another language or another subject. It is possible to study French with any other degree course! Universities and employers value competency in a language very highly as it shows perseverance, adaptability and excellent communication skills.
Christopher Whitehead Language College and Sixth Form,
Phone: 01905 423906