In this subject students develop theirlistening, speaking, reading and writing skills across a variety of themes togain an understanding of French in a variety of contexts. Students will developknowledge of French vocabulary and structures, transferable language learningskills and the ability to communicate effectively in French.
They will finishthe course with an awareness and understanding of countries and communitieswhere French is spoken.
Students study four common topic areas (Out and about,Customer service and transactions, Personal identification and Future plans,education and work) throughout the two year course for Unit 1 (Listening andUnderstanding in French) and Unit 3 (Reading and Understanding in French).
Studentsalso study Media and Culture, Sport and Leisure, Travel and Tourism andBusiness Work and Employment as the main themes for Units 2 and 4, which areSpeaking and Writing in French. Topics and themes are combined throughout thecourse to promote a more cohesive approach to language learning and pupilspractise all four skills throughout the course.
Listening and Reading are assessed through end-of-course external examinations which are set and marked by Edexcel. Papers are available in foundation or higher tiers.