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French GCSE at West Kirby Grammar School

Course description

Qualification :General Certificate of Secondary Education
Exam Board :Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA)
Category :Other Languages, Literature and Culture - Languages, Literature and Culture

Course content

What does the course involve?

The GCSE French course builds on the skills acquired in the first three years. You will continue to expand your vocabulary and your knowledge of the structures necessary for comprehension and communication in the written and spoken language. You will study this within a range of topics relevant to life today. Regular learning and practice are an integral part of the course.



In GCSE French, the four skills, speaking, listening, reading and writing each represent 25% of the assessed marks. At the end of Year 11, you will take a short oral examination, with your French teacher, which is recorded and sent for marking by external examiners. Some pieces of written work done in class and for homework can be assessed by your teacher for the writing component. Listening and reading each have one written paper taken at a later date.

Future opportunities

Why choose French?

For most of you who wish to do only one modern language, French will be your choice. You have studied French for three years and have a considerable level of proficiency in this language

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Kirby Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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