A-Level French – Private Tuition Course

Our A-Level French Course

The A-Level French Course is perfect for you if you want to study beyond IGCSE/GCSE French, be fluent in a modern foreign language spoken by millions and prepare for an English nationally recognised qualification in French.

Benefits of the A-Level French Course

This Real-time Live online AS and A-Level French - Private Tuition Course will help boost your language skills and confidence. This will demonstrate to universities and employers your understanding and ability in French.

The A-level specification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE.

It constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society. It fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society. 

The content is suitable for students who wish to progress to employment or further study, including a modern languages degree.

Language skills alone are already an advantage for employment, but French even more so, as it is so widely spoken by millions of people around the globe.

The course encourages pupils to communicate confidently, accurately and creatively in French through both the spoken and written word.  

Condensed Overview of the A-Level French Course


Qualification: AS & A-Level French
Awarding Body: AQA
Exam date: May/June 2017 & 2018 onward

Course Specification: AS Level French (7651)
Course Specification: A-Level French (7652).

3 examinations:

Paper 1: Listening, reading, writing

2 h 30 m

Paper 2: Writing

2 h 00 m

Paper 3: Speaking

21-32 m

aqa alevel French

Delivery of the course

Duration: 2 years

Number of hours of tuition: 66 hours for the themes and 26 hours for the literature component.
This could be done by doing 2 hours per week over 33 weeks + 26 hours each year OR 2 hours per week over 46 weeks each year.

Delivery Method: Online, Real-time live Tutoring
Tutorial Session day & time: To be agreed upon

Start date: September or anytime in the year

I got A* in my French A level! 

"Just wanted to let you know that I got my A level results today and I got A* in my A-Level French!
Thank you for all the hard work you put into teaching me French over the past 2 years. I am very grateful for it, and it set me up very well for the exam.

I have got a little card and gift I would love to send to you by way of thank you."

Claire H.  // A-Level French Student

Prior Learning

This course is suitable to students who have already completed the GCSE or IGCSE French, or the equivalent level of qualification. While there are no formal requirements to study the A Level French - Private tuition course, we recommend that you have completed an appropriate Level 2 GCSE, IGCSE French course or the equivalent level of qualification and have a good grasp of grammar.

Course content

The approach is to focus on how French-speaking society has been shaped, socially and culturally, and how it continues to change. 

In the first year, aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of French-speaking countries.

In the second year, further aspects of the social background are covered, this time focusing on issues such as life for those on the margins of French-speaking society as well as looking at the positive influences that diversity brings.

Students also study aspects of the political landscape in a French-speaking country, looking at immigration from the political perspective and at the way in which political power is expressed through actions such as strikes and demonstrations. Teenagers and the extent to which they are politically engaged look towards the future of political life in French-speaking society.

The A-Level French Course Curriculum

Pupils develop critical insights into the French-speaking world, contemporary France and its cultural background and heritage.

Theme 1: Aspects of French -speaking society: current trends 

Unit 1 – La famille en voie de changement

Notre famille est spéciale
Se marier – oui ou non?
Que de soucis!

unit 2 – La cybersocieté.

La technologie et la vie quotidienne
La technologie et les jeunes
Les pièges de plus en plus sophistiqués de la cybersociété
Le boom technologique en Afrique francophone

Unit 3 - Le rôle du bénévolat.

Aider les défavorisés – pourquoi et comment?
Le bénévolat transforme les vies
Une expérience de volontaire

Theme 2: Artistic culture in the French-speaking world

Unit 4 – Une culture fière de son patrimoine

C’est quoi exactement, le patrimoine?
Le patrimoine – un atout pour le tourisme?
Architecture et gastronomie
Peut-on créer du patrimoine moderne?

Unit 5 - La musique francophone contemporaine.

Le patrimoine culturel
Sauvez la musique francophone!
Connaissez-vous la musique francophone contemporaine?
Vous écoutez de la musique francophone?
La musique francophone africaine

Unit 6 - le septième art.

Le cinéma: un art populaire
Les moments forts du cinéma en France
La passion du cinéma
La cinéma français

Literature and Film

This section will focus on the set text or film for AS French

Theme 3: Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues

Unit 7 – Les aspects positifs d'une société diverse

Origines du multiculturalisme et accueil des immigrés
Le multiculturalisme – succès ou échec?
La société canadienne et l’influence de la France dans le monde

Unit 8- Quelle vie pour les marginalisés?

L’exclusion sociale
L’inclusion sociale des handicapés et des marginaux
Comment traitons-nous les marginaux?

Unit 9 - Comment on traite les criminels?

La prison, ça marche?
Perspectives sur la criminalité
Prévention, réhabilitation et réinsertion

Theme 4: Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world

Unit 10 - Les ados, le droit de vote et l’engagement politique

La politique: ça te branche?
Pour ou contre le droit de vote?
L’Union européenne a-t-elle un avenir?

Unit 11 - Manifestations et grèves - à qui le pouvoir?

Le syndicalisme en action
Grèves et manifestations
Les grèves – réactions de la presse et du grand public

Unit 12 - La politique et l'immigration

L’évolution de l’immigration et l’intégration
L’attitude des partis politiques envers l’immigration
La protection des immigrés et l’engagement politique

Literature and Film

This section will focus on the second set text or the only film for the A level French

Research and Presentation

This section will focus on the research topic for the speaking exam of the A level French.

Teacher support and teaching platform in the a-level French course

With our Full A-Level French course, students are taught the complete curriculum. 

The A-Level French examinations

The A-Level French has 3 exams.

paper 1: Listening, Reading, Writing.

What's assessed

a) Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends
b) Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues
c) Artistic culture in the French-speaking world
d) Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
e) Grammar

How it's assessed

Written exam:
2 hrs 30 mns
100 marks
50% of A-level


Listening and responding to spoken passages from a range of contexts and sources covering different registers and adapted as necessary.
All questions are in French, to be answered with non-verbal responses or in French (30 marks)

Reading and responding to a variety of texts written for different purposes, drawn from a range of authentic sources and adapted as necessary.
All questions are in French, to be answered with non-verbal responses or in French (50 marks)

Translation into English; a passage of minimum 100 words (10 marks)
Translation into French; a passage of minimum 100 words (10 marks).

paper 2: writing.

What's assessed

One text and one film or
two texts from the list set in the specification

How it's assessed

Written exam:
2 hrs
80 marks in total
20% of A-level


Either one question in French on a set text from a choice of two questions and one question in French on a set film from a choice of two questions or
two questions in French on set texts from a choice of two questions on each text.
All questions will require a critical appreciation of the concepts and issues covered in the work and a critical and analytical response to features such as the form and the technique of presentation, as appropriate to the work studied (eg the effect of narrative voice in a prose text or camera work in a film).

Students are advised to write approximately 300 words per essay.

paper 3: speaking

What's assessed

a) Individual research project

b) One of four themes: (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)

How it's assessed

Oral exam: 21–23 mns (including 5 mns preparation time)
60 marks in total
30% of A-level


Discussion of a sub-theme with the discussion based on a stimulus card (5–6 mns). The student studies the card for 5 minutes at the start of the test (25 marks).
Presentation (2 minutes) and discussion (9–10 minutes) of individual research project (35 marks).

Course fees and payment options

The course costs £2668.00 per year for 92 hours of private tuition and the extra support provided.

Students have the option to pay annually, per term or monthly.

  • Paying per term:
    Starting from September, three payments of £889.33 for the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms.
  • Paying monthly:
    Starting from September, ten monthly payments of £266.80 each.

I just got an A in my A level
 in French!

«After having an A grade for my AS thanks to your tuition, I’m so excited to tell you that I just got an A in my A level in French. The hours and dedication you put in were a huge help in me getting this fantastic grade. You helped me to hugely improve on my use of grammar, sentence structure, connectives and word variations. The tuition taken in both the AS and A2 really benefited me and the exam techniques preparation we did for the oral and written exams were crucial in me securing my A grade. I’m glad to have had the opportunity to be tutored by a EFrenchTuition Online teacher.»

Maryam H.  //  A-Level French student

Progression opportunity after the A-Level French Course

University and potential careers

Language skills alone are already an advantage in potential employers’ eyes, but French even more so, as it is so widely spoken. Fluency, or near fluency, in a modern foreign language
such as French provides an advantage in a range of different careers, including law, finance, business administration, public services, international development, and hospitality.

Some students choose to study a joint honours degree at university, combining their passion for French with another subject such as law or business, for example. Even those students who decide not to proceed to study French as a degree at university may still benefit from the broader horizons of an extra language: such as taking an internship during the university holidays in a foreign country, or participating in one of a number of extended study abroad or industry placement programmes.

Has coached me tirelessly. Carefully planned lessons. A thorough and comprehensive understanding of the French language and culture. Well-prepared for the exams.

«My French has greatly improved since I have been studying with EFrenchTuition Online. My tutor has coached me tirelessly and has always been willing to answer any questions that I asked. The tutoring is tailored to suit each student's individual needs and I know that this has been a significant factor in the progress of my studies. It is evident that the tutors have many years of teaching experience and this is reflected in the carefully planned lessons which ensure that each student receives a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the French language and culture while also being very well-prepared for their exams.»

C. H. - A-Level Student


Please find below answers to some questions that you might still have.

Are the weekly hours of private tuition face to face time?

The weekly hours of private tuition are face to face time. Lessons are scheduled at a convenient time for the student and the teacher, and both of them log onto the virtual classroom at this specific time (like in a conventional classroom).

Is this done via Skype?

We do not use Skype to deliver our lessons. The technology that we use is specially designed for online teaching. We use a professional online platform which allows us to project presentations and other documents which students can see.

They can also interact with the teacher and other students, write on an interactive whiteboard or in the chat box and engage in discussions with us when this is required.

Do you mark written work in addition to the hours of face to face time?

Yes in addition to the face to face contact hours, homework is given on a weekly basis and written work is marked and uploaded on the student's dashboard before the following lesson. This helps students develop their writing skills to the standard required for the A-Level exams.

Research tasks to be done online related to the 'francophone world' is also be set for homework as this would take too long in the tutorial session.

Do you have a regular exam centre that you would recommend for sitting the A level exams?

Yes, we are a Tutors and Exams Learning partner and greatly value our partnership with them. Our students are not only able to prepare for their French exams with us, but they can also sit their French exams with us through Tutors and Exams.
We are now delighted to provide our students qualifications that materialise and show evidence of the knowledge and skills acquired during their time studying French with us. Entering for your French exams through us will qualify you for a 10% discount on your exam fee.

Do you have strict term dates, or can you work around family holidays which we tend to take during school term time?

We do have strict term dates so that we are sure to have completed the syllabus on time for the students to be ready to sit their exams. Our one-to-one private tuition students, however, enjoy a special treatment.

At the beginning of the course, students choose the day and time of their lessons based on the tutor's availability and receive a personalised schedule with the dates of each of their sessions. If, however, students are going to miss a session (because of holidays for instance), they will simply need to cancel that session at least 24 hours before its due time and reschedule it at a more suitable time. We have an online calendar where you can go onto and personally reschedule your lessons.

What experience do you already have at teaching A-Level French?

We started teaching AS Level French in 2012 and carried on with A2 in 2013.
So far, 100% of our students have had A/A* at A-Level.
Some feedback from our students are provided on this page, but
more testimonials on the quality of our teaching can be seen here.

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