French at Southfield School is about helping each student to become more confident, more creative, more globally aware, and, of course, more fluent in what is arguably the world’s most beautiful language. 

Our curriculum gradually introduces new vocabulary and grammar to enable students to fully express themselves and to expand their knowledge not only of French, but of the workings of language itself. Students learn through relevant and stimulating topics with real life application and a strong dose of Francophone culture, supported by myriad online resources and opportunities within and outside of the classroom. Whether it’s discussing their opinions on the secularism of French society at Key Stage 3, suggesting solutions to global problems such as climate change in Key Stage 4, or watching Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine

 in Key Stage 5, French offers something for everyone. By the end of their journey students will leave as more confident, well-rounded individuals with strong communication and interpersonal skills, a thorough understanding of grammar and how languages work, and a broad knowledge of the Francophone world. 

KS3-4 Pathways (Southfield) GCSE French (AQA)
KS4-5 Pathways (Southfield) A Level French (AQA)
KS5- Higher & Further Education
BA French, BA Modern Languages, BA International Relations, LLB Law, BA Politics, BA Philosophy, BA History, BA English literature, BA Journalism, BA/BSc Business and Management, BA Marketing, BA/BSc Economics, BA Education studies, BA classics. All of the above subjects can also be combined into a joint honours degree with French, as well as other combinations such as Life Sciences with French, or even the BASc at UCL: their Arts and Sciences degree which can include a year abroad.
Careers  Translation, interpreting, law, business, finance, politics, medicine, teaching, national security, civil service, diplomacy, immigration, United Nations, sales and marketing, PR, copywriting, journalism, product support, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, international aid, travel and holiday sector, media, human resources
KS4 Specification links

AQA | GCSE | French | Specification at a glance -(exams from June 2026)

KS5 Specification links