Mrs R Stenhouse
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE French

Exam Board

Pearson (Edexcel)

Why Choose French?

French remains a worldwide language and nothing can substitute for the ability to converse with people in their own language. Careers in business, politics, education, travel, fashion and media are all enhanced by the ability to speak a language. Increasingly, science, technology and medical courses are recognising and valuing the diversity of skills and aptitude for learning an A-level linguist shows.

You should consider studying a language A-level if you enjoy intellectual challenge; if you want a qualification that will be recognised as academically rigorous by universities and employers; and if you are passionate about the world, travel and communication. 

What is Involved? 

At A-level, you will study the French language and culture from all over the francophone world. Topics covered include family, festivals, media, music, education, work, France under the Occupation, immigration and integration. Students study a film and a novel in French and write about them in exam conditions. There is a considerable amount of time devoted to grammar and learning how to speak and write accurately. Skills learnt at GCSE such as translation, listening and reading are improved and perfected throughout the course.

Assessment is across two written papers and one speaking examination.

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examination results

50%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

50%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

what we've been up to...

25Feb '20

Good luck to our #WKGSY13 students who are starting their mock exams tomorrow #GoodLuck ☘️ #TryYourBest 👍 https://t.co/YIY8LxWdop

25Feb '20

#WKGSY9 had another amazing trip to the South of Spain 🇪🇸 during the half term ☀️☀️☀️ They visited La Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba, Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, Gibralfaro in Málaga 🏰 & Benalmádena amongst other wonderful activities. Looks like an great time was had by all! 🇪🇸☀️👍 #Spain 🇪🇸 #WKGSOnTour✈️ #WKGSMFL #EducationalGlobetrotting 🌍

24Feb '20

What an experience for our @WKGS_Theatre students who went on an amazing trip to New York 🌃🗽 They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline & the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all #NYC🗽🇺🇸 #WKGSOnTour ✈️#WKGSDrama https://t.co/ZmLcXs6fKV

24Feb '20

What an experience for our Drama students who went on an amazing trip to New York City 🌃🗽 They seen many famous sights including #Broadway #CentralPark #StatueOfLiberty #ChelseaHighline and the #EmpireStateBuilding A fantastic time had by all! #NYC 🌃🗽🇺🇸 #WKGSOnTour ✈️#WKGSDrama 🎭 #EducationalGlobetrotting 🌍

24Feb '20

Well done to our @WKGS_Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland 🇮🇸 over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights 🌌💫🌟 #Iceland 🇮🇸 #WKGSOnTour ✈️ #WKGSGeography 🗺 🌋#EducationalGlobetrotting https://t.co/7lcZRlbUn6

24Feb '20

Well done to our Geography department who ran another fantastic trip to Iceland 🇮🇸 over half term. The students were able to witness some amazing sites, including the #NorthernLights 🌌💫🌟 #Iceland 🇮🇸 #WKGSOnTour ✈️ #WKGSGeography 🗺 🌋#EducationalGlobetrotting

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing ⛷️ on the slopes of Austria 🇦🇹 over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria 🇦🇹⛷️🙌❄️🎿

24Feb '20

Great to see that so many of our students had a wonderful time skiing ⛷️ on the slopes of Austria 🇦🇹 over half term. #WKGSOnTour #WKGSSkiing #EducationalGlobetrotting #Ski #Austria 🇦🇹⛷️🙌❄️🎿 https://t.co/u4l5aAgvlV

21Feb '20

Kindness is about showing compassion. There are many ways that we can be compassionate or show empathy towards other people. 💚 Taking time to be kind to other people can be beneficial for your own emotional wellbeing. happiful.com/simple-ways-to… #BeKind #wellbeing #mentalhealth

17Feb '20

Making chocolate to bring home @mayanmonkey in Mijas 😋 🍫 https://t.co/zQVAvrFwy4

17Feb '20

Last chance for photos and a #FantaLimon before leaving Benalmádena. ¡Hasta luego! @WestKirbyGS https://t.co/78zaXB5ue8

15Feb '20

Helados deliciosos en la heladería Casa Mira de Málaga🍦 😋 ☀️ @WestKirbyGS #WKGSY9 https://t.co/Ru0Ws7Lm0U

15Feb '20

Exploring Calle Larios. #WKGSY9 https://t.co/63s9oniW7I

14Feb '20

The end of another great half-term at WKGS. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable break. We are back to school on Monday 24th February (Week 🅱️) #ChooseToBeYou #HappyHalfTerm #SchoolHoliday

14Feb '20

The end of another great half-term at WKGS. We hope everyone has a relaxing and enjoyable break. We are back to school on Monday 24th February (Week 🅱️) #ChooseToBeYou #HappyHalfTerm #SchoolHoliday https://t.co/vhE4SHlwkY