Our A Level French Tutors
Our A Level French tutors are truly passionate about their subject. They are experts on French language, art and politics, enabling their students to appreciate the rich and diverse history of the Francophone world. They aim to inspire their students with a life-long love of French culture, exploring topics such as the French political landscape; aspects of French cinema; analysis of both classic and contemporary French literature; and topical issues in French society. Our A Level French tutors support their students in becoming confident linguists who are fully engaged in all aspects of French cultural life.
Hampstead & Frognal A Level tutors are highly-qualified professionals who look to develop students’ knowledge and understanding beyond the demands of the syllabus. Our French tutors plan each lesson carefully to develop students’ mastery of vocabulary, grammar and syntax, as well as ensuring students practise conversing in the language to give them greater confidence and fluency. Many of our A Level tutors are experienced classroom teachers, adept at bringing the syllabus to life through a range of engaging activities; all are subject-specialists, capable of clarifying the most challenging and complex aspects of A Level study. Above all, our A Level tutors understand that study of a foreign language at this level requires immersing oneself in the language, history and politics of the French-speaking world.
Our recruitment process for A Level tutors is very rigorous. We assess all tutors through an application form, face-to-face interview and DBS certification. We seek A Level tutors who combine outstanding academic credentials with the ability to inspire and enthuse students to fulfil their true potential. Ultimately, students need to gain the independence and critical thinking skills needed for further academic study at university; we therefore seek tutors who can foster students’ intellectual curiosity, providing them with examples of further reading or cultural experiences they could explore to extend their knowledge as much as possible. Our A Level tutors also benefit from on-going professional development opportunities provided by Hampstead & Frognal tutors, ensuring we maintain the highest academic standards.
Our A Level tutors work with students to cultivate an excellent understanding of all aspects of the syllabus. They tailor each lesson to the individual needs of the student, using interactive discussion and activities to secure brilliant results, as well as creating strong foundations for future study at degree level. They also provide revision sessions for students with a maximum of 8 students per session; this enables students to seek further guidance in a relaxed setting, whilst also benefitting from opportunities for dialogue with peers. Topics covered range from family issues to social issues such as employment rights or homelessness, allowing students to develop confidence in discussing a wide variety of subjects.
How our Tutors Teach French
Our A Level French tutors encourage students to explore all aspects of French society and culture. Private A Level tutors can extend and challenge students’ understanding to the highest levels, ensuring students are adept at analysing literary or cinematic techniques, constructing an argument or conversing on topical issues in Francophone society. Students need to be able to refer to written source materials in the French language, perhaps through citing French news articles or opinion pieces. Our tutors work with students to develop their confidence and fluency in discussing a range of ideas concerning the political and artistic culture of France.
At A Level, students must understand the demands of the assessment criteria, ensuring they are able to excel. They need to be able to demonstrate proficiency in the language under timed conditions, handling sophisticated and complex subjects with ease. Our A Level tutors deliver highly personalised lessons to address all areas of the French A Level course. They model grammatical structures and phrasing to ensure students can express their ideas in an informed and articulate way.
A Level French tutors work with students to develop them into confident linguists, capable of discussing a range of topics, whether these be hot-button issues in French current affairs, the films of Jean-Luc Godard or the use of dramatic asides in the works of Moliere. This will ultimately give students the necessary skills and knowledge to proceed onto further study of MFL at university, or, should they choose a different course, to nonetheless retain a long-lasting fascination for, and engagement with, the French culture and language.
Our A level French results
- Hampstead and Frognal Tutors has a fantastic track record when it comes to improving A-level exam performance.
- 100% of parents agreed that our tutors helped improve GCSE and A-level academic performance.
- 92% of students improved by two grades in French A-level following only one term’s tuition.
- Over 90% of our students gained the Top A-level Grade.
- Revision tuition course attendees improved by two whole grades on average.
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Exam Boards we cover
Private A Level tutors keep abreast of any curriculum changes, ensuring that all areas of the assessment criteria are covered in detail with their students. The exam boards we cover are AQA and Edexcel. The different aspects of their syllabi are summarised below:
- AQA: AQA comprises 3 exam papers. Paper 1 (Listening, reading and writing) is worth 50% of the qualification and assesses topics such as current trends in French-speaking society; artistic culture in the French-speaking world; aspects of political life in the French-speaking world; and grammar. It involves listening and responding to spoken and written passages from a range of contexts, as well as translating short passages into English and French. Paper 2 assesses writing and is worth 20% of the A Level. Students must answer questions in French on a set cinematic or literary text, giving a critical response to particular techniques used by the writer or director. Paper 3 (Speaking) assesses students’ abilities to converse thoughtfully and fluently in French; they must discuss an aspect of French society or culture, as well as presenting on an individual research project of their choice. The subject content studied throughout the course is wide-ranging; students explore topics from the positive aspects of diversity in French society to the evolution of modern French cinema.
- Edexcel: Papers 1 and 3 assess knowledge of 4 themes: changes in French society (such as attitudes towards marriage or equality between the sexes); the political and artistic culture in Francophone countries; immigration and multicultural French society; and the Occupation and Resistance during WWII. Paper 1 (worth 80 marks) assesses students’ listening and reading skills, as well as requiring them to translate a passage based on one of the themes into English. Paper 2 (worth 120 marks) involves a written response to a literary or cinematic text in French, as well as translating a passage into English. Paper 3 (worth 72 marks) is an oral exam involving discussion of a theme and a presentation of the student’s independent research project. The prescribed texts for Paper 2 are incredibly varied, including works from the seventeenth century to the present day, as well as notable twentieth century classics, such as L’Etranger by Albert Camus.
Is tuition right for your child?
Private tuition can give students the confidence to ask further questions in a relaxed setting, or to pursue a personal interest in an aspect of the syllabus in more depth and detail. A Level French tutors can support your child in developing their application of grammatical constructs to a range of topics, so that they gain greater fluency in conversing and writing in French. They will also work with your child to develop their knowledge of the multifaceted nature of modern French society, so that they feel thoroughly prepared for success in the course. Using the search time ‘French A Level tutors London’ or ‘French A Level tutors near me’ can assist you in finding the best expertise and support to assist your child. Tuition can also be an invaluable means of stretching and challenging the most able students, allowing them to fulfil their potential and gain the top A Level grades.