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2 year course - Starting in Year 9 Only
Exam board: AQA
Course code/specification number: 8658

What will students learn about?

Understand and provide information and opinions about these contexts relating to a range of topics relevant to the student and that of other people, including people in countries / communities where French is spoken. Some of these topics include:

  • Leisure, free time and the media
  • Relationships and choices
  • Holidays
  • Home and the environment
  • Work and education
  • School/ college and future plans,
  • Current and future jobs.

What skills will students develop and demonstrate?

Students will develop a range of skills including reading, writing and listening skills. Students will also develop:

  • an understanding of French in a variety of contexts.
  • knowledge of French vocabulary and structures
  • transferable language learning skills
  • the ability to communicate effec- tively in French
  • awareness and understanding of countries and communities where French is spoken. 

How will students’ learning be assessed?

GCSE French has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9). Students must take all four question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

  • Listening exam: (25% of GCSE)

35 minutes (Foundation Tier), 45 minutes (Higher Tier)

  • Speaking Exam: (25% of GCSE)

7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + preparation time
The format of the speaking exam is the same as Foundation Tier and High- er Tier, but with different stimulus questions for the Photo card and differ- ent stimulus materials for the Role-play. The timings are different too: Role-play – (2 minutes at Foundation Tier; 2 minutes at Higher Tier) -Photo card – (2 minutes at Foundation Tier; 3 minutes at Higher Tier) -General conversation – (3–5 minutes at Foundation Tier; 5–7 minutes at Higher Tier)

  • Written exam: (25% of GCSE)

45 minutes (Foundation Tier), 1 hour (Higher Tier)

  • Reading exam: (25% of GCSE)

1 hour (Foundation Tier), 1 hour 15 minutes (Higher Tier)

What can students’ progress on to after completing this course?

Students could complete an A level in French Translating, interpreting, teaching.

What grades can students access?

Grades 9-1

For further information please contact:

Ms. A. Baker Subject Leader bakera@burntmill.essex.sch.uk

Miss L. Birke Assistant Head birkel@burntmill.essex.sch.uk 


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