French

French is the language that elevates the mere vulgar into the sublime.” – Edgar Allan Poe

Subject information

ENTRY DETAILS

Exam board: Pearson Edexcel A-Level

Specification: Pearson Edexcel A-Level in French (9FRF0)

HOW I WILL BE ASSESSED?

Examination: The course is examined in June of Y13

COURSE DETAILS

ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW, DURATION AND WEIGHTING

Paper 1 – Listening, reading and translation

Paper 2 – Written response to work and translation 

Paper 3 – Speaking

Exam Papers% of IALAssessment overview
Paper 1:
May/ June
(Y13)
(2h)
40% –
80 marks

SECTION A: Listening (30 marks): Understand listening documents and answer the multiple-choice questions and short-response questions.

SECTION B: Reading (30 marks): Understand reading documents and answer the multiple-choice questions and short-response questions.

SECTION C: Translation into English (20 marks) of a text of Francophone culture and society or French history.

Paper 2:
May/ June
(Y13)
(2h and 40 mins)

30% –
120 marks

SECTION A: Translation into Spanish (20 marks) of a text of Francophone culture and society or French history.

SECTION B: Written response to works (literary texts) (50 marks) .

SECTION C: Written response to works (film) (50 marks).

  • In sections B and C students are expected to write an essay about the movie and the book, demonstrating their comprehension and analysis of the works, as well as showcasing their writing skills, including summarising, organising ideas, and presenting arguments using the PEEL method.

Paper 3:
April/ May
(21-23 mins)

30% –
72 marks

TASK 1 (5 mins preparation): Discussion on a theme about Francophone culture or French history. They will discuss with the examination for 6-7 minutes.

TASK 2 (10-11 mins):

  • Part 1: Independent research presentation: Present in 2 minutes what the research is about and the main lectures consulted to do the research.
  • Part 2: Independent research discussion: discuss about the research with the examiner showing a deep comprehension on the lectures.

WIDER READING

  • Gregg, A.; Hares, R.; Harrignton, K.; O’mahony, W.; Thathapudi, K. (2016) Edexcel A LEVEL Includes AS FRENCH, Hodder Education, London, UK
  • Polack, E.; Laboutique, F.; Hautière, R.; Frasier, O.; 2016, Femmes en résistance, Casterman, France
  • Slimani, L. (2016) Chanson douce, Gallimard, France
  • Bourdeaut, O. (2015) En attendant Bojangles,, Éditions Finitude, France

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