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KS4 French

Welcome to GCSE French Vimeo
What do you study?

French is the language of our closest neighbours on the continent of Europe.  It is also spoken by large numbers of people in Belgium, Switzerland, West Africa, the Caribbean and the Far East.  French is also the language of Thierry Henry and Didier Drogba.  And don’t forget that French culture has given us champagne, brie, baguettes, Renault, Citroën, Peugeot, tennis, Alpine ski resorts, Orangina, beautiful beaches, Matisse, Debussy…

Subject Content

Students study three broad themes of:

Theme 1: Identity and Culture

Theme 2: Local, National, International and Global Areas of Interest

Theme 3: Current and Future Study and Employment

Why study GCSE French?

The ability to speak and understand a foreign language is becoming more and more valuable for people who want to hold down key jobs in industry and business.  It also makes holidays and trips abroad more enjoyable.  Learning a foreign language also helps people to have a better understanding of their own language.

How is the course assessed? 

There are four elements in this GCSE.  

Four Examinations – Foundation/Higher Tier. Foundation Tier (Grades 1–5), 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.

Paper 1: Listening - 25% 

Section A in English, Section B in French.

Paper 2: Speaking - 25% 

Role Play, Photo Card, Conversation.

Paper 3: Reading - 25% 

Section A in English, Section B in French, Section C Translate.

Paper 4: Writing - 25% 

Includes an open-ended writing task.