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GCSE French

Exam Board: AQA

This specification encourages students to develop their ability and ambition to communicate with native speakers in speech and writing. The study of French should also broaden their horizons and encourage them to step beyond familiar cultural boundaries and develop new ways of seeing the world.

This course will aim to enable students to:

  • Develop their ability to communicate confidently and coherently with native speakers in speech and writing, conveying what they want to say with increasing accuracy
  • Express and develop thoughts and ideas spontaneously and fluently
  • Deepen their knowledge about how language works and enrich their vocabulary to increase their independent use and understanding of extended language in a range of contexts
  • Acquire new knowledge, skills and ways of thinking through the ability to understand and respond to authentic spoken and written material, adapted and abridged, as appropriate, including literary texts
  • Develop awareness and understanding of the culture and identity of the countries and communities where French is spoken
  • Make appropriate links to other areas of the curriculum to enable bilingual and deeper learning, where the language may become a medium for constructing and applying knowledge
  • Develop language-learning skills both for immediate use and prepare them for further language study in school, higher education or employment


Pupils will be externally assessed on the four language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Each Skill is worth 25% of the final Grade.​

Enrichment Opportunities

Pupils can attend Year 11 French revision support sessions, Friday Week A 3:00pm-4:00pm​



Year 10

Terms 1 and 2

Unit 2- Technology in everyday

Unit3- Free time activities

Terms 3 and 4

Unit 4 Customs and Festivals

Unit 5 Home and town

Terms 5 and 6

Unit 5 Region

Unit 6 Social Issues

Year 11

Terms 1 and 2

Unit 7 Environment

Unit 8 Travel and tourism

Terms 3 and 4

Unit 9 My Studies

Unit 10 Life at college

Terms 5 and 6

Unit 11 Education post 16

Unit 12 Jobs and careers