Hey! Sign in to get help with your study questionsNew here? Join for free to post


Announcements Posted on
TSR's new app is coming! Sign up here to try it first >> 17-10-2016
REMINDER: Do not post your personal statement on TSR, otherwise you may have to rewrite it from scratch. Click here for more info. 11-10-2016
    • Thread Starter

    I'm heading into Year 12 in September and will be studying French as one of my A-Level options. As the new French syllabus is being taught from September onwards, different topics and themes will be covered, which will be specifically featured in new textbooks for the subject.
    Due to these new textbooks being quite expensive to buy, I was wondering whether it would still be worth purchasing a used French textbook which covered the previous syllabus because, despite new topics being covered in the upcoming syllabus, French cannot change too much as it requires comprehension of the language, just like the English language. Anyway, the used textbook I was looking at only costs £3, but the new specification was quite confusing to look at on the AQA website with regard to the topics and themes being part of the syllabus, hence why I don't know how different/similar it is to the old syllabus (as covered in a textbook I'd like to get).
    Sorry for the lengthy post, but thanks to all who reply!
    • Thread Starter

    I was also wondering whether I could get old textbooks for AQA A Level Sociology because, whilst comparing pre-new A Level and specimen papers, I noticed that the same topics, e.g. Culture and Identity, appeares in both syllabuses.

    If anyone can clarify any differences and similarities within the old and new AQA Sociology syllabuses, it would be much appreciated!
Write a reply…


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register
  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: July 29, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Do you like sleeping in a cold room?
Help with your A-levels

All the essentials

The adventure begins mug

Student life: what to expect

What it's really like going to uni


Essay expert

Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

Uni match

Uni match

Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

Study planner

Create a study plan

Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

Study planner

Resources by subject

Everything from mind maps to class notes.

Hands typing

Degrees without fees

Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

A student doing homework

Study tips from A* students

Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

Study help links and info

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

Sponsored content:



Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.