French A Level Course Overview

Cambridge International AS and A Levels in languages other than English are accepted by universities and employers as proof of linguistic ability and understanding. Successful language students gain lifelong skills. The Cambridge International AS and A Levels in French:

  • Enable students to communicate confidently and clearly in the target language
  • Form a sound base of skills, language and attitudes required for further study, work and leisure
  • Develop the ability to understand a language from a variety of registers
  • Develop insights into the culture and civilisation of the countries where the language is spoken, including
  • The study of literary texts where appropriate (this does not apply to AS Language qualifications)
  • Encourage positive attitudes to language learning and a sympathetic approach to other cultures and civilisations
  • Support intellectual and personal development by promoting learning and social skills

At A Level, students will sit exam papers in:

  • Reading and writing
  • Essay
  • Literature

There is also a speaking exam.

Prior learning

Candidates who are beginning this course should have previously completed an IGCSE course in French, or the equivalent level of qualification.


An A Level in French provides a suitable foundation for the study of French or related courses in higher education. Equally it is suitable for candidates intending to pursue careers or further study in French, or as part of a course of general education.

Payment options

Students based in the UK have the option to pay annually, per term or monthly. International students based outside the UK can pay annually or per term:

Paying per term:

Starting from September, three payments of £450 for the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.

Monthly payments (UK only):

Starting in September you can pay 10 monthly payments of £135 via Direct Debit.




A Level

Exam board:

Cambridge International Examinations


2 years

Delivery method:

Online, real-time classrooms, 24/7 access to curriculum

Start date:


Exam Details:

All exams will be supervised and sat at an examination hall local to you

Course fee:

£1,350 per year

Know more about your course fees

We have several fee packages and options, with differing levels of commitment to suit most circumstances. In most cases parents have the option to pay in instalments, spreading the cost of the investment.