French

COURSE TITLE
GCSE French
EXAM BOARD
AQA
COURSE CONTENT
The AQA GCSE (9–1) in French consists of three externally examined listening, reading and writing papers and one speaking exam conducted internally in school by class teachers but marked externally. This is a 2-year course where all exams take place at the end of Year 11.

Each exam is worth 25% of the overall GCSE mark

OVERVIEW OF ASSESSMENT
Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3
Theme 1: Identity and culture

Topic 1: Me, my family and friends

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Marriage/partnership
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

Topic 1: My studies

Topic 2: Technology in everyday life

  • Social media
  • Mobile technology
Topic 2: Social issues

  • Charity/voluntary work
  • Healthy/unhealthy living

Topic 3: Global issues

  • The environment
  • Poverty/homelessness
Topic 2: Life at school/college

Topic 3: Education post-16

Topic 3: Free-time activities

  • Music
  • Cinema and TV
  • Food and eating out
  • Sport

Topic 4: Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities

Topic 4: Travel and tourism Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions
FUTURE PATHWAYS
Highly regarded by Universities as a facilitation subject, there are specific career opportunities, which include teaching, translating and interpreting. The ability to offer a language is welcomed in many aspects of business, science, engineering and the medical profession.