French

Years 10-11 GCSE

Students will develop their French language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence.

Specification Content

Students study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based.

Theme 1: Identity and Culture
Theme 2: Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest
Theme 3: Current and Future Study and Employment

Awarding Body
AQA http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658

Assessment

GCSE French has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9) examination paper. Students must take all four question papers at the same tier. All question papers are sat at the end of the course.

Paper 1: Listening
What is assessed?
Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language.

Written exam: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier), 45 minutes (Higher Tier) 40 marks (Foundation Tier), 50 marks (Higher Tier)
25% of GCSE (Each exam includes 5 minutes’ reading time of the question paper before the listening stimulus is played.)

Paper 2: Speaking
What is assessed?
Communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes.

Non-exam assessment

7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) and preparation time
10–12 minutes (Higher Tier) and preparation time
60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier)
25% of GCSE

Paper 3: Reading
What is assessed?
Understanding and responding to different types of written language.

Written exam: 45 minutes (Foundation Tier), 1 hour (Higher Tier) 60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier) 25% of GCSE

Paper 4: Writing
What is assessed?
Communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes. Written exam: 1 hour (Foundation Tier), 1 hour 15 minutes (Higher Tier) 50 marks at Foundation Tier and 60 marks at Higher Tier 25% of GCSE.

Topics covered

Students study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based.

Theme 1: Identity and culture
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

Recommended revision guides / course resources http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z9dqxnb

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