French/Spanish (A Level)


Introduction to Course

Your GCE Modern Language course in either French or Spanish gives you a strong foundation for understanding both language and culture. You will study the French/Spanish speaking world and the language in depth through a variety of interesting and topical themes.

Exam Board/Specification

French: AQA 7651

Spanish: AQA 7692

Entry Requirements

  • Grade 6 in GCSE French/Spanish
  • Grade 5 in GCSE Maths and English


  • 1. Social issues and trends
  • 2. Political and artistic culture
  • 3. Grammar
  • 4. Works: Literary texts or film


  • Paper 1 – Listening Reading and Writing – 2 hours 30 minutes (40% of A-level)
  • Paper 2 – Writing – 2 hours (30% of A- level) • Paper 3 – Speaking – 21-23 minutes (30% of A-level)

Progression Routes

Modern Foreign Language graduates have some of the highest rates of graduate employment. It is great for any kind of career that involves travel, European politics, engineering journalism, and any international multinational company will always value language skills. Popular careers for people with modern foreign language qualifications include: business careers, engineer, journalist, lawyer, and entrepreneur. Having a language A Level will help you to stand out in the eyes of any employer, as there are not many sixth forms and colleges who offer languages at A Level, it is a sure fire way to get noticed. At university you can combine a language with many other subjects including: European studies, politics, international relations, history, maths, business studies, law and many more.