King George V College


A level French at KGV is a varied and exciting course which enables you to study a huge range of topics, grammar and skills whilst providing a thorough grounding in all aspects of the language.

In your first year, you’ll focus on topics such as cyber society, artistic culture, the voluntary sector and the changing nature of the family as well as developing your mastery of grammar and your confidence in spoken French.

Your second year includes exciting topics such as diversity, multiculturalism, politics and contemporary French music. You also get to study one novel and a film as well as researching a topic that interests you personally for the oral exam.  At the time of writing, the film that we are studying is Mathieu Kassovitz’s ‘La Haine,’ and the novel is Joseph Joffo’s ‘Un Sac de Billes’.

Learning French will enhance your academic ability, even in your native language. Since French is one of the very few languages spoken all over the world -  with more than 220 million French speakers worldwide – and Europe’s second most widely spoken mother tongue, you can expect that studying French will broaden your horizons and improve your future career prospects.


5 GCSEs at grades 9-5 (A*-B) including English Literature and a 4 or above (Grade C) in GCSE Maths. For French you will need a Grade 6 in GCSE French.


KGV offers a wide variety of exciting and dynamic opportunities beyond what’s on offer in the classroom in French. This year, we jointly ran a hugely successful trip to Paris with the Art Department. Students got up close to famous sculptures and paintings including Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and works by Manet, Monet, and Picasso, and got the chance to view the beauty of the stunning Parisian skyline, the Boulevard St Michel and the Eiffel Tower whilst practising their language skills and sampling French cuisine.


King George V College’s French department offers a unique, personalised learning experience where every student benefits from individual tuition and conversation classes. In addition, there is a wide variety of materials and authentic resources to aid your learning. 


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