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Head of Department: Mrs C. Wadhwa
Email: [email protected]
Examination Board: Edexcel
Pupils will study the Pearson Edexcel exam in French which has been developed to help pupils of all abilities progress and develop a passion for languages, through culturally engaging content. French GCSE is designed to show how language is used in real life and to provide pupils with a sense of purpose to language learning. Topics studied will be linked to identity and culture; local, national, international and global areas of interest; and current and future study and employment.
Pupils will be assessed in listening, speaking, reading and writing with 25% assessment weightings per skill at the end of the course. There is an emphasis on grammar and the ability to write and talk independently using a variety of tenses and language structures.
Exam papers will include:
It is essential that pupils choosing this option are:
A qualification in a modern foreign language for careers such as teaching, translating and interpreting is obviously essential. However, there are also many other varied careers where a knowledge of a foreign language alongside other skills can be of great advantage, opening up many opportunities in careers such as banking, journalism, computing, accounting, law, advertising, marketing and engineering. The ability to speak a foreign language will enable you to communicate with other Europeans and provide the opportunity to travel and work not only in Europe but also worldwide. The language learning skills you develop will make you more adaptable in your future life and career.