French GCSE



Exam Board: AQA

Award: GCSE Single Award 



Why do this course?

  • Compulsory component of the English Baccalaureate
  • You have a passion for French
  • You want a career in languages

 Course entry requirements

  • Study of French in years 7, 8 and 9
  • Best entry level is to have coped well at level 5 work and understand level 6 work
  • Be able to speak in full sentences 


Key Topics / Subject content


The area for study is based on the young person in society and how to manage a contact with a French speaking person:

  • Home (Describing where you live and finding out about Francophone countries)
  • Environment (Looking at the planet and what you do to protect it)
  • School (Describing your school and comparing it to French Schools)
  • Future careers (Working out what you might do in the future)
  • Health and leisure (Looking at what further leisure activities there are for you in French speaking countries)



Method of Assessment

Unit 1:Listening to passages in French and responding to questions in English 20% EXAM

Unit 2:Speaking skills building up levels of conversation and confidence.  30% 2 x CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT - recorded

Unit 3:Reading tasks to include understanding of tense changes, a wide range of vocabulary and longer text. 20% EXAM

Unit 4:Writing is undertaken and corrected in class and memorised. 30% 2 x CONTROLLED ASSESSMENT



  • Listening to French and understanding
  • Reading French and understanding
  • Speaking clearly in French
  • Writing to an understandable level in French
  • Application of rules of Grammar - changing verbs into the past, present and future tenses

Progression Route


As French then A2 French

Work in travel and tourism

Opportunities to communicate with other people in other countries on the telephone at work. This can lead to higher salaries and opportunities to travel. 


Contact us

Cherry Willingham Community School, Croft Lane, Cherry Willingham, Lincoln LN3 4JP

Please direct enquiries to Ms. M Cooper in the first instance

  • Telephone: 01522 751040

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