Why choose this subject?

We offer A level language qualifications in French and Spanish. Our A level language programmes are a gateway to a world of opportunities. With expert teaching, interactive learning, and a supportive community, we’ll help you excel in your exams and explore the rich culture of the French and Spanish speaking world.

Join us on this exciting journey to fluency and global citizenship. Beyond the language itself, our course will boost your critical thinking, cultural awareness, and communication abilities – invaluable skills in today’s globalised world.

How will this subject be delivered?

The course will focus on:

Core content

  • Social issues and trends
  • Political and artistic culture
  • Grammar


  • Works: Literary texts and films

How is it assessed?

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing

  • Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • 100 marks
  • 50% of A-level

Paper 2: Writing

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

Paper 3: Speaking

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

Subject specific entry requirements

A minimum grade 6 GCSE in French / Spanish.


An A level in a language can lead to a wide range of higher education studies. No matter which career path you choose, having a second or third language will give you the edge and open up more opportunities.

Additional costs relating to this course

There may be additional costs with this course.

Level: A LEVEL

Board: AQA