What will I learn?
You will be immersed in the French language through the four language learning skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course is examined by AQA and builds on the course that we have been following in Year 8. Language learning will be supported with course materials such as textbooks and audio/visual software. You will focus on how the language works through a variety of current themes. As part of this course, pupils may be offered the opportunity to visit France.
How will I be assessed?
GCSE French has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9). You must take all four question papers at the same tier. The papers are:
Paper 1: Listening (25% of GCSE)
Paper 2: Speaking (25% of GCSE)
Paper 3: Reading (25% of GCSE)
Paper 4: Writing (25% of GCSE)
Are there any entry requirements?
You will need to have the discipline to work on all four areas of the language both in school and outside of school.
Where could it lead?
Pupils with a modern foreign language could train in interpreting, translation, teaching (UK and abroad), journalism, international vocations.
What would complement this course?
English and Geography.
Do you have a question about this course? Email the Head of Department