Soham Village College

GCSE French

GCSE French

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Exam Board Qualification Specification
AQA Exam Board - GCSE French (4655) GCSE French 8658

 The table below is a breakdown of the units studied at GCSE and the format of the assessments.

 

 Year 10

Year 11

 

Units
Ten units of work based on three themes:

• Identity & culture
• Current and future study & employment

• Local, national, international & global areas of interest

Assessments
There is an assessment task at the end of each unit. Each assessment will cover the current and previous units.
Units
Five units of work based on three themes: • Identity & culture
• Current and future study & employment
• Local, national, international & global areas of interest
Assessment
There is an assessment task at the end of each unit.
Each assessment will cover the current and previous units. 
Marks are recorded on Go4Schools. GCSE Reading & listening exams

Autumn    

1. My studies SPEAKING
Photo card & role play
1. Education post-16

2. Career choices & ambitions
GCSE speaking exam (25% of final grade)
2. Free-time activities WRITING
Short answers & translation
3. Family & friends, marriage & partnerships4.

Global issues - poverty & homelessness
 
3. Healthy/ unhealthy living LISTENING & READING    

Spring  

 

4. Life at school/ college SPEAKING
General conversation
Holidays • GCSE Controlled Writing Assessment
(15% of final grade)
5. Me, my family and friends LISTENING & READING    
6. Home, town, neighbourhood & region WRITING
Long answer & translation
   
Summer    7. The environment SPEAKING
Whole exam
Preparation for final GCSE Reading & Listening exams WRITING Whole exam
8. Technology in everyday life WRITING
Whole exam
8. Technology in everyday life LISTENING & READING
9. Travel and tourism LISTENING & READING 9. Travel and tourism  
10. Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/ communities Taught and assessed throughout year as occasions arise 10. Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/ communities Taught and assessed throughout year as occasions arise