Module 1: My World Up to January of Year 10. 12.5% of overall grade
A prepared speech covering 6 topics including self and family, daily routine, hobbies etc which is to last no longer than 5 minutes. The speech is recorded in school and you can have 60 words in note form to help you remember as much as possible.
Module 2-Holiday time and travel June of Year 10. 25% of overall grade
This is an external exam for Listening and Reading. Each exam is worth 12.5% and lasts for 40 minutes. Lots of questions have multiple choice answers where you tick the correct box or choose the right letter. Other questions require written answers. Questions may be in both French and English and you must answer in the same language.
Module 3-Work and Lifestyle Up to January of Year 11. 12.5% of overall grade
At least 2 pieces of coursework of approx 200 words each must be completed in French. They must be on 2 different topics from a list given by the exam board.
Module 4-The young person in society April-June of Year 11. 50% of overall grade (each section is worth 12.5%)
Speaking: you have 5/8 minutes in which you must prepare your notes on a previously un-seen role-play. You can take your notes into the exam room while you act out this role-play with your teacher. You then have a conversation on 2 topics as chosen by the exam board.
Listening: Similar to module 2 but no answers are to be in English. The exam lasts for 30 minutes.
Reading : Similar to module 2 but no answers are to be in English. The exam lasts for 30 minutes.
Writing: You must produce 2 pieces of written work in French; there is no choice of titles. There will be a stimulus text and you must respond to it. You must write in full sentences using correct verb endings and different tenses where possible.
Foundation exam lasts for 40 minutes and the Higher exam lasts for 50 minutes.