GCSE (9-1) French
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This subject uses e-submission for the submission of candidate work to EDUQAS for moderated or assessed units/components. For more information and guidance on the process please visit the e-submission webpage.
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Latest news for GCSE French
The window of assessment runs from 1 April 2020 to 15 May 2020 not 23 March to 8 May 2020 as previously cited. The online Examination Timetables and Internal Assessment Deadlines document has been updated and is available here. Please see circular 23 for further information; the circular was sent to centres in September 2019.
GCSE Speaking Photo Card Discussion exemplar
The Principal Examiners for Speaking have produced an example of a 'photo card discussion' that exemplifies good practice of conduct by the teacher examiner and an example of a discussion that exemplifies poor practice. The exemplar is in audio format with a written commentary.
The Guide to E-Submissions for component 1 is now available to support teachers and Exams Officers with their component 1 examinations
GCSE Component 1 Working Marksheet Information
The GCSE Component 1 Working Marksheet information in now available in 'all course materials'
Deciding on the correct tier to enter students for GCSE (9-1) French
Teachers have explained the difficulties they sometimes have in making decisions on which tier is most appropriate for their borderline students. It is important to note that any student at risk of achieving a grade 3 should be entered for the foundation tier and not the higher tier.
We strongly advise you to review your candidates’ summer 2018 results. If you had students achieving a grade 3 on the higher tier, you must seriously consider entering similar students for the foundation tier in summer 2019 and future series. By not taking such action, there is a significant risk that those students will not achieve a qualification. If students are entered for the higher tier, and do not receive sufficient marks to achieve a grade 3, they are at significant risk of receiving a U grade.
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The recordings to accompany the SAMs are available in 'all course materials'
Latest Digital Resource
Theme 2 - Local, national, international and global areas of interest Interactive listening, reading and translation activities that can be used to support teaching and learning as a whole class or independently.
Training Courses for Teachers
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- Guidance for Teaching
- Ofqual Grade Descriptors for GCSE 9-1 French
- Online Exam Review
- French Grammar
- French Language Tools
- Theme 3 - Current and Future study and employment
- Theme 1 - Identity and Culture
- Theme 2 - Local, National, International and Global areas of interest
- Developing Metacognition
- French Challenge Activities
All Course Materials
We offer a range of materials to support the teaching and learning of this qualification.
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Spelling reforms in French
Eduqas examining teams are aware of the new spelling reforms in French and would like to reassure teachers and candidates that both the new and existing French language spelling conventions will be accepted in candidates' written work
Eduqas examining teams will use the new spelling conventions when writing the reformed GCSE, AS and A level French examinations, for first assessment in 2017 (AS) and 2018 (GCSE and A level); however, we do not expect to amend spelling in extracts from authentic sources.