Head of Department
Mr J Bates
The aim of the course is to develop your language skills through the topic areas of film, holidays, leisure, school environment, social issues and global issues, customs and festivals.
The GCSE course will improve your language, thinking and communication skills as well as develop your cultural understanding. It will broaden your horizons and prepare you for further language study. A GCSE language qualification is highly regarded by universities and employers.
All four skills will be tested at the end of the course. Translation from and into the target language will be assessed in the reading and writing exams. The speaking test will be conducted by your teacher and will involve a role-play, photo card discussion and conversation. This will be marked by the exam board. You can be entered at Foundation Tier (grades 1-5) or Higher Tier 9 (grades 4-9). All four skills must be taken at the same tier.
You will have the opportunity to go on the French visit to Paris at the end of Year 10 where you will be able to practise the language you have learned. You will have the opportunity to correspond with a penfriend from France.
For more information please see Mr Bates