The Advanced Higher qualification in French develops sophisticated abilities in using the language independently. The course offers learners the opportunity of developing their French skills within the contexts of personal, social and cultural issues, topical and cultural issues, and environmental issues.

Learners further develop skills in expressing opinions and exchanging ideas, and begin to consider current affairs issues from the viewpoint of those living in France. They learn to compare issues relevant in France and Britain, and to formulate opinions on these. Further options include engaging with the literature or an aspect of the country seen though texts, and focusing on the use of French at work.