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French A at Huddersfield Grammar School

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By the end of Year Nine, the majority of students will havecompleted at least three years of French and two years of Spanish. It is a compulsory element of our Curriculum that one foreign language is studied to GCSE level. Students will have to choose between French or Spanish and, in addition, it is hoped that many will want to select the second foreign language as one of their optional subjects.   


  GCSE Course and the examination The syllabus and examination covers all four skills essential to the successful development of any foreign language. These are: listeningspeakingreadingwriting All four areas are considered to be of equal value and will be worth 25% of the final grade. All students will be assessed at the end of the course by examination only. There are 2 levels of assessment in all four skills: FoundationHigher Candidates may be entered for different tiers of assessment in the various skills       e.g. Foundation - Writing plus Higher Speaking, Listening and Reading. This will be decided towards the end of the course, but will take into account an individual student`s ability in each skill. 

Future opportunities

  A pass in GCSE French is a pre-requisite to continuing that language at GCE `A` level. Most 6th Form Centres do, however, offer Spanish at GCSE and in a few cases might allow a student to attempt `A` - level Spanish from scratch. Unfortunately French is nowadays not often offered to GCSE level, in 6th Form Centres.

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Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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