French GCSE/IGCSE

Length of course: 5 half-day or quarter day sessions
Boards: Suitable for all boards

The course aims to provide a structured and systematic revision of the essential GCSE/IGCSE topic areas, vocabulary and grammar. As some schools will have already completed the Writing and Speaking units prior to the Easter holidays, each course will be divided into two sessions. Students may book one or both sessions as appropriate:

Session 1, 1.5 hours:                Listening and Reading Comprehension

Session 2, 1.5 hours:                Writing and Speaking

The aim of the course is to give plenty of exam practice in the above skills while consolidating vocabulary and grammatical knowledge. The areas and topics will be selected from the following and adapted to the group’s needs.

Grammar

  • Articles
  • Present tense
  • Adjectives and their agreements
  • Comparison for adjectives and adverbs
  • Possessives
  • Negatives
  • Questions
  • Commands
  • Past tenses
  • Pronouns with the perfect tense
  • Future tense/near future tense
  • Infinitive
  • Pronouns
  • Conditional tense

Topics

  • Identity and culture – daily life, cultural life
  • Local area, holiday and travel – town, region and country; tourist attractions
  • School – what school is like, school activities
  • Future aspirations – work, ambitions, using languages beyond the classroom
  • International and global dimension – bringing the world together, environmental issues