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French

French

Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 6 in English Language or Literature. A GCSE Grade A in the relevant language is also a requirement.

Qualification aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable you to:

● enhance linguistic skills on the basis of knowledge and understanding of the language, culture and society of the country or countries where the language is spoken

● develop control of the language using spoken, written skills and translation, including an extended range of vocabulary, for both practical and intellectual purposes and sustain communication and build fluency and confidence

● engage critically with intellectually stimulating texts, films and other materials in the original language

● mediate between cultures and between speakers of the language and speakers of English critical thinking, and linguistic, cultural and cognitive flexibility that will enable them to proceed to further study or employment

Year 12

Themes: Evolving lives and societies and political and artistic cultures

Topics: Changing family structures, Education, World of work, Music, Media, Festivals and traditions

Year 13

Themes: Immigration, multiculturalism, wars and resistance

Topics: Dictatorship, integration, civil wars, rise of the far right and democracy

How will you be assessed?

Paper 1   - 2 hours

Listening, Reading and Translation

40% of the qualification (80 marks)

  • Section A (Listening – 30 marks)
  • Section B (Reading – 30 marks)
  • Section C (Translation from Target Language into English – 20 marks)

Paper 2   - 2 hours and 40 minutes

Written response and translation

30% of the qualification (120 marks)

  • Section A: Translation – 20 marks - (English to Target language)
  • Section B: Written Response to Works – 50 marks – (An extended response of 300-350 words to either 2 literary texts OR 1 literary text)
  • Section C: Written Response to Films - 50 marks (if you answer 1 question to a literary text, then you must write about a film you studied)

Paper 3   - Speaking - 21 to 23 minutes with 5 minutes preparation time   

30% of the qualification (72 marks)

  • Task 1 - (discussion on a given theme in a card - 6 to 7 minutes)
  • Task 2 – Part 1: (Independent research presentation – 11 to 12 minutes)
  • Task 2 – Part 2: (Discussion on research presentation followed by questions on a broader scale of the research)

Exam board: Edexcel