GCSE French

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The Eduqas GCSE in French is based on a conviction that learners studying a modern foreign language will develop their desire and ability to communicate with and understand speakers of the assessed language in a variety of contexts and for a variety of purposes. The specification supports the aim that the study of a modern foreign language will broaden horizons, develop cultural knowledge and understanding and foster transferable skills such as confidence, communication, problem solving and creativity. The specification also aims to provide learners with a solid foundation on which to prepare them for future language study. This GCSE in French will enable learners 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
  • listen to and understand clearly articulated, standard speech at near normal speed
  • deepen their knowledge about how language works and enrich their vocabulary in order for them to increase their independent use and understanding of extended language in a wide range of contexts
  • acquire new knowledge, skills and ways of thinking through the ability to understand and respond to a rich range of 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 the language is spoken
  • be encouraged to 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 to prepare them for further language study and use in school, higher education or in employment
  • develop language strategies, including repair strategies. The specification fully meets the Department for Education requirements for modern foreign languages. The content and structure have been developed based on consultation with practising teachers, senior examiners and subject experts.

Consideration has also been given to the following:

  • accessibility of assessments for learners of different abilities
  • topics of interest and relevance to learners
  • assessments which reward spontaneity and creativity by the learner
  • length of each assessment

This specification builds on subject content which is typically taught at key stage 3 and provides a suitable foundation for the study of A level French

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WJEC/EDUQAS ENDORSED TITLES

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Eduqas GCSE French 9781785830891 Bethan McHugh, Chris Whittaker, Louise Pearce
Eduqas GCSE French Teacher Guide 9781785830952 Bethan McHugh, Chris Whittaker, Louise Pearce

WJEC/EDUQAS NON-ENDORSED TITLES

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Eduqas GCSE French Audio Pack - Site Licence 9781785831751 Bethan McHugh, Chris Whittaker, Louise Pearce
Eduqas GCSE Revision Guide French 9781785832703 Bethan McHugh, Chris Whittaker

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