GCSE French

(Optional)

 

Examination Subject French
Examination Qualification GCSE
Examination Board AQA
Tiers of Entry Foundation
Higher

 

Aims of the Course:

The course aims to develop the skills you will have learned in earlier years. These correspond to the four sections of the examination: listening to French, speaking, reading and writing French. In Years 10 and 11 you will continue your progress in the language but you will need greater accuracy and depth of knowledge to obtain a top grade. You will be encouraged to work creatively and to use French actively as much as possible in class. The emphasis, as in your earlier years at school, will continue to be on listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Students aiming for the higher levels at GCSE will need to show that they have a broad knowledge of French grammar and vocabulary. They must be able to apply this knowledge to the oral examination and writing assessment tasks. The GCSE aims in particular at giving students a firm grounding in all skill areas that will give scope for further development of the language and provide each student with the language skills necessary for a visit to France or a French-speaking country.

Students aiming for the higher levels at GCSE will need to show their commitment to learning grammar and vocabulary. You must be able to apply this knowledge to the oral examination in Year 11 and also the written assessment.

Course Content

Lifestyle:

Leisure:

Home and Environment

Work and Education

Assessment of Course

Listening 20% Terminal Examination, externally set/assessed, End of Year 11

Reading 20% Terminal Examination, externally set/assessed, End of Year 11

Speaking 30% Assessed during two year course; prepare two tasks under controlled conditions, marked by the teacher.

Writing 30% Assessed during two year course; prepare two tasks and then write under controlled conditions, externally marked.

Progression from this examination:

Careers Information:

As there are fewer students now studying languages across the country there will inevitably be a shortage of linguists entering the job market. Languages can open up horizons and a CV that offers French will be worth having.

Further Information: See Mrs Hirst

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