Key Stage 4
Year 10 + year 11 2 Year GCSE Course
GCSE in Modern Foreign Languages is a very practically based course. Emphasis is placed on communication and use of the language in real life situations. You will have 5 periods of French a fortnight and there are regular end of unit assessments throughout the course.
What will you learn? (Course outline) You will cover topics ranging from lifestyle, family relationships, health, leisure and free time, media and fashion, home and the local area, the environment, recycling, work and education. Grammar and introduction of new tenses will be included in lessons.
How will you be assessed? We use the AQA syllabus and it is a linear end of year 11 exam. There are four skills tested in the exam: Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading (worth 25% each). Use of dictionary is not permitted in the exam.
Homework: Homework is set after each lesson. There is a regular end of unit assessment throughout the course as well as exam practice using past papers and exampro.
What skills do you need to be successful in GCSE and beyond? You will be expected to catch up with any missed lesson when absent. You will need to be organised, hardworking and have a willingness to learn. You will need to complete each piece of homework to a high standard and re-draft work on a regular basis. You will also be expected to learn vocabulary.
Additional information: We aim to organise school trips to France to enhance language learning. Parents should be aware that they will be asked to provide voluntary contributions towards the cost of these trips.