Examination Board: EDEXCEL
What is the aim of the course?
To enable students to develop:
- an understanding of French in a variety of contexts
- a knowledge of French vocabulary and structures
- transferable language learning skills
- the ability to communicate effectively in French
- awareness and understanding of countries and communities where French is spoken.
What will you study in this subject?
The course is divided into four units.
Unit 1: Listening in French - this unit draws on vocabulary and structures from across the four specified common topic areas. Students will be tested on their ability to understand spoken French. Testing is through a variety of tasks which require a response, written or non-verbal, to demonstrate understanding.
It is assessed by a 25 or 35-minute examination and accounts for 20% of the grade.
Unit 2: Speaking in French - this unit is assessed internally under controlled conditions. The focus of the speaking test will be chosen by the teacher in consultation with the student and will relate to one or more of the following themes: media and culture; sport and leisure; travel and tourism; business, work and employment.
This unit accounts for 30% of the grade .
Unit 3: Reading in French - students will be tested on their ability to understand written French. Testing is through a variety of tasks which require a response, written or non-verbal, to demonstrate understanding
It is assessed by a 35 or 50 minute examination and accounts for 20% of the grade.
Unit 4: Writing in French - this unit is completed under controlled conditions and externally marked. Students must complete 2 separate writing tasks from the following: media and culture; sport and leisure; travel and tourism; business, work and employment
It accounts for 30% of the GCSE grade.
What qualification will I get?
- GCSE French
For additional information, please contact: Mr F. Sam-Lock