AQA GCSE French

GCSE French

Units/modules studied by term

Year 1

Autumn:
• Me, my family and friends
• Home, town, neighbourhood and region
• My studies
Spring:
• Free-time activities
• Social issues: Healthy/ unhealthy living
• Life at school/ college
Summer:
• Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities
• Travel and tourism
• Education post-16
• Year-end assessments
• Transition to Year 2: Me, my family and friends

Year 2

Autumn:
• Global issues: The environment
• Social issues: Charity/ voluntary work
• Career choices and ambitions
Spring:
• Technology in everyday life
• Mock examination/ assessment: reading practice and grammar revision.
Summer:
• Global issues: Poverty/ homelessness
• Revision and preparation for assessment
• Assessment

Educational Visits undertaken with this course:

• Trips to watch French films in London, visiting French schools and companies in London, how to write a CV and a cover letter in French, visiting French exhibitions in London

• Workshops: learning French through theatre and literature, language exchange sessions with French speaking students)

Course Details

Course/awarding title: AQA
Specification Code: 8658
Qualification Accreditation: 601/8157/6
Length of course: 2 Years
Guided learning hours: 120 – 140 GLH
Tiers: Foundation and Higher

Assessment

Outcome grades: E to A* (PASS), U (FAIL)
The exams will measure how students have achieved the following assessment objectives:
AO1: Listening – understand and respond to different types of spoken language.
AO2: Speaking – communicate and interact effectively in speech.
AO3: Reading – understand and respond to different types of written language.
AO4: Writing – communicate in writing.

Paper 1 (listening)

How it’s assessed
• Duration (Foundation): 35 minutes
• Duration (Higher): 45 minutes
• Max row marks (Foundation): 40
• Max row marks (Higher): 50
• 25%

Paper 2 (speaking)

How it’s assessed
• Duration (Foundation): 7-9 minutes
• Duration (Higher): 10-12 minutes
• Max row marks (Foundation): 60
• Max row marks (Higher): 60
• 25%

Paper 3 (reading)

How it’s assessed
• Duration (Foundation): 45 minutes
• Duration (Higher): 1 hour
• Max row marks (Foundation): 60
• Max row marks (Higher): 60
• 25%

Paper 4 (writing)

How it’s assessed
• Duration (Foundation): 1 hour
• Duration (Higher): 1 hour 15 minutes
• Max row marks (Foundation): 50
• Max row marks (Higher): 60
• 25%

Assessments: Initial, 3 Teacher set KAT (Key Assessments Tasks) per Term, Yr 10 (May), Yr 11 (Jan), Yr 11 (End of course)