Keywords: y10 french
Description: Studying French at GCSE requires students to gain a good knowledge of a range of topics, which will be of great practical use if you visit the country. In lessons, you will develop the four language
Studying French at GCSE requires students to gain a good knowledge of a range of topics, which will be of great practical use if you visit the country. In lessons, you will develop the four language learning skills of Listening (20%), Speaking (30%). Reading (20%) and Writing (30%).
- You will develop your ability to use a dictionary efficiently and become a more independent learner.
- You will need to work co-operatively with a partner in order to improve your confidence when speaking French.
- You will have regular access to ICT facilities and a range of appropriate resources.
- You will need to learn vocabulary for each topic covered.
Writing is assessed through controlled assessment tasks which will be completed in school. During Years 10 and Year 11, you will produce a minimum of two short pieces of writing in French and the best two will be submitted. Each of the pieces of writing should be approximately 300 words and dictionaries can be used.
Speaking is assessed through at least two controlled assessment tasks with your teacher in Year 10 and Year 11. Each task will last for between 4-6 minutes.
Reading is assessed by an exam in Year 11. 35 minutes at Foundation Level and 45 minutes at Higher Level.
Listening is assessed by an exam in Year 11. 35 minutes at Foundation Level and 45 minutes at Higher Level. You can be entered at either Foundation Level or Higher Level for both Reading and Listening.
A good grade at GCSE will enable students to continue your study of French to AS and beyond. Some universities prefer students to have a language GCSE for degrees in a wide variety of subjects.
We have a team of four full time staff one of whom is a native speaker. All our teaching rooms have whiteboards with projectors. We are well resourced and you will be provided with a range of booklets covering the various skills which will enable you to achieve at a high grade. The A* - C pass rate is consistently high.