French A Level


The MFL department believes that studying languages does not only opens doors to a world of opportunities in terms of business and employment, but also offers a unique experience to travellers who love to explore different parts of the globe, know about diverse cultures, places and styles.

The knowledge of a language, without any doubt, enhances the cognitive and analytical abilities as well improves the learner’s personality and increases a sense of self-worth.

The MFL department achieves this vision through 5 main strands:

  • Creativity and Student Centred Learning
  • Experience of the Languages Culture
  • Sharing our Passion for Languages with our Students
  • Maintaining High Standards in all that we do
  • Believing in Achieving and Enjoying

"The teaching at Heartlands Academy ensures that the vast majority of students make excellent progress, especially in English, mathematics and modern foreign languages."
Heartlands Academy, 5-6 February 2014

"There is an outstanding commitment to equality of opportunity. The large numbers of students who are eligible for the pupil premium funding make progress that is considerably above national figures especially in English, mathematics, modern foreign languages and humanities."
Heartlands Academy, 5-6 February 2014

Key Staff

Mme Smith

Mme Smith
Head of MFL


Miss Hawkins
Teacher of French
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At KS5 students study French over two years. Students are allocated four lessons every week.

In order for students to become familiar with the requirements and expectations for AS and A2, all essays are marked using the AQA’s assessment criteria.

For both parts of the A level, marks are awarded for four categories: content, range of vocabulary, range of structure and accuracy. These are indicated on students work with the abbreviations C, RV, RS and A.

Further Information

A Level specification

For further information regarding studying A Level Fine Art at Heartlands Academy, please contact: Mme Smith

Mme Smith

Mme Smith

Head of MFL