French - Year 10 and 11
GCSE French - Edexcel - specification code 1FR0
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The Edexcel GCSE in French and German consists of four externally examined papers.
Listening, speaking, reading and writing are all equally weighted at 25% for each skill area.
Students will complete the speaking element in April/May and the listening, reading and writing elements in May/June of the year of exam entry. (Year 11 for the majority of students).
Identity and Culture (myself, daily and cultural life).
Local area, holiday and travel (holiday preferences, travel and tourist transactions, town, region and country).
School (what school is like, school activities/ trips).
Future aspirations, study and work, (languages beyond the classroom, ambitions, work and careers).
International global dimension (bringing the world together through sports, music, campaigns, good causes, environmental issues).
All of the above topics have extensive sub-topics and will be examined at regular intervals across all four MFL skills over the two years including specific revision sessions at the end of Year 11.
Key dates 2018
Spring term 2018
|Year group||What students will be learning||Important dates/ deadlines||Trips/ visits||Revision/ catch-up sessions|
|Year 10 French||Family/ friends/ descriptions/ hobbies/
Year 10 booster sessions 12 April and 6 June in MFL block
|Year 11 French||Holidays/ town/ global dimension||First two weeks of March - reading, writing and listening mocks||N/A||March - May in MFL block. Details from teachersl.|
The four skills in MFL (listening, reading, speaking and writing) are now all equally weighted at 25% for the new 9-1 GCSE.
All external MFL exams are now taken in the summer term of Year 11 with regular testing over the two years including mocks during whole school sessions as well as our own assessments within the languages faculty.