Why study this course?
GCSE French will encourage students to derive enjoyment and benefit from language learning, by recognising that their linguistic knowledge, understanding and skills help them to take their place in a multilingual global society.
The course will also prepare learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices.
GCSE French can lead onto a A level course in French (taught at the school) or an International Baccalaureate. A GCSE language may be a minimum entry requirement to certain Universities and can lead to opportunities to travel and find jobs both here in the U.K. and within the European Union.
What content is covered? [Exam Board: WJEC]
- Listen and respond to different types of languages
- Communicate in speech for a variety of purposes
- Read and respond to different types of written languages
- Communicate in writing for a variety of purposes
- Understand and apply the grammar of the language
All these skills will be based around the broad contexts: Personal and Social Life; The Local Community; The World of Work; The Wider World.
How will I be assessed?
Listening 25%, Speaking 25%, Reading 25% and Writing 25%.
GCSE French has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9).
All question papers must be taken in the same series.
Listening: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier), 45 minutes (Higher Tier)
Speaking: non-exam assessment: role-play and conversation (7-12 minutes)
Reading: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier), 45 minutes (Higher Tier) questions in English and French + translation (35-50 words)
Writing: 1 hour (Foundation Tier), 1 hour 30 minutes (Higher Tier) + translation
For further information, please contact Mr Mahjoub (Head of Modern Foreign Languages) at the school.