So I'd did French at A level and got an A in it. I have an unconditional offer to study the Geography International Programme at UCL, where I can do a year abroad in France, but French does not form part of the modules. How can I prepare myself for the year abroad and possibly have this included in my degree transcript? I feel it would be a waste to just stop learning it, so how can I go about this? Thank you!
your language learning is not, and never will be, confined to the educational level. Employers post-uni are always going to be more interested in your conversational fluency in other languages, so the more you go to France, Belgium or any other Francophone country and put the language to good use, the better your chances of advancing in that year abroad. As for the year(s) you'll be in uni, there are certain to be international students from said Francophone countries doing your course, or sharing your flat, speaking their language to them will do you no harm...
Most universities offer language classes that don’t form part of your degree.
UCL does ones in the evening - if you’d rather do one during the day then check out the LSE language courses, which any University of London student can sign up to (LSE is just a 20 minute walk from UCL).