Language

Langdon Academy

Langdon Academy: An all through education for ages 3-16

Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE
Principal
Mr Jamie Brooks

French

Examination Board: AQA 

What is the aim of the course?

To enable students to develop:

  • an understanding of French in a variety of contexts
  • a knowledge of French vocabulary and structures
  • transferable language learning skills and make connections between English and French
  • awareness and understanding of countries and communities where French is spoken
  • to have an awareness of Europe and Global issues

What will you study in this subject and how it be assessed?

The 3 GCSE themes are: Identity and Culture, Local and Global issues and Current and Future Study.

Paper 1: Listening in French

This unit draws on vocabulary and structures from across the three specified themes. Students will be tested on their ability to understand spoken French. Testing is through a variety of tasks which require a response, written or non-verbal, to demonstrate understanding. It is assessed by a 35 or 45-minute examination and accounts for 25% of the grade.

Paper 2: Speaking in French

This unit is facilitated internally but assessed externally by the exam board. Students are expected to communicate and interact effectively in speech for a variety of purposes across a range of specified contexts .They should be able to use accurate pronunciation and intonation to be understood by a native speaker. This unit accounts for 25% of the grade.

Unit 3: Reading in French

Students will be tested on their ability to understand written French. Testing is through a variety of tasks which require a response, written or non-verbal, to demonstrate understanding. It is assessed by a 45 or 60 minute examination. Translation from French to English is also a requirement. This paper accounts for 25% of the grade.

Paper 4: Writing in French

Students are expected to communicate effectively for a variety of purposes. They should be able to write short texts and manipulate the language to write longer texts reflecting creativity and complexity. Translation from English to French is also a requirement.

It accounts for 25% of the GCSE grade

What qualification will I get?

GCSE French