Does A level French count as an essay based subject?

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I study French at A level and we write two essays for the exam, but there are also other components. Does this make it an essay based subject, and therefore, would Oxford university classify it as one? Also, does EPQ count as an essay based subject?

I want to study history of art at Oxford and it requires an essay based subject, just wondering if French would count.
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What size are the essay-based questions? i.e. how many marks are available for them. Also, EPQ is very essay based but it doesn't count as a 'subject' in the sense of it being an A-level. For degrees requiring essay writing skills, it'll certainly be favourable but wont count as an essay based subject.
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In the whole writing paper there are 80 marks available in total for 2 questions. Each are 300 words. In order to apply to Oxford you also need to submit a marked 2000 word essay, I'm guessing 300 words in French isn't sufficient? (but maybe part of my EPQ is...?)

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What size are the essay-based questions? i.e. how many marks are available for them. Also, EPQ is very essay based but it doesn't count as a 'subject' in the sense of it being an A-level. For degrees requiring essay writing skills, it'll certainly be favourable but wont count as an essay based subject.
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In the whole writing paper there are 80 marks available in total for 2 questions. Each are 300 words. In order to apply to Oxford you also need to submit a marked 2000 word essay, I'm guessing 300 words in French isn't sufficient? (but maybe part of my EPQ is...?)

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Non, it isn't. The 300 word literature essays you write, are testing different skills (50% of the marks are for correct idiomatic use of French).

Things like are English Lit, History, RS, Law, Government & Politics, Classical Civilisation and Philosophy are considered essay subjects. Your EPQ doesn't count as an essay-based subject is compulsory at A-level for Oxford Art History.
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Thanks for your help Guess I have to forget about that dream then...
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Non, it isn't. The 300 word literature essays you write, are testing different skills (50% of the marks are for correct idiomatic use of French).

Things like are English Lit, History, RS, Law, Government & Politics, Classical Civilisation and Philosophy are considered essay subjects. Your EPQ doesn't count as an essay-based subject is compulsory at A-level for Oxford Art History.
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I don't think Cambridges requires an essay based subject, plan B!
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Non, it isn't. The 300 word literature essays you write, are testing different skills (50% of the marks are for correct idiomatic use of French).

Things like are English Lit, History, RS, Law, Government & Politics, Classical Civilisation and Philosophy are considered essay subjects. Your EPQ doesn't count as an essay-based subject is compulsory at A-level for Oxford Art History.
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