A Level French · Edexcel (Pearson) (reformed)

Dates Available

Week 1: Monday 26 - Friday 30 March
Week 2: Monday 2 - Friday 6 April
Week 3: Monday 9 - Friday 13 April

Boards

Edexcel 9FR0

Length of Course

40 hours

Times

9am to 6pm daily

The aim of this French revision course is to develop sound exam techniques while revising the A content as per the AQA specification. Particular attention will be given to grammar and vocabulary related to the following prescribed topics:

• Changes in French-speaking society: family; education; work
• Artistic culture in the French-speaking world: cinema; music; festivals
• Immigration and the multi-cultural society
• The Occupation and the French Resistance: Vichy; Charles de Gaulle; Jean Moulin
• Describing a film and a book: Techniques on writing about a French film and book

Two hours each day will be devoted to the various aspects of French grammar and translation which cause most difficulty. These will include: verb tenses; use of indicative and subjunctive; conditional and “if” clauses; use of infinitive; passive; pronouns; articles; adjectives; adverbs and prepositions.

The remaining hours will be spent working on board-specific exam preparation as follows:

Paper 1 Listening, Reading and Writing

Listening Section

Students will be set tasks from past papers requiring non-verbal answers (e.g. true or false exercises) as well as responses in both English and French.

Reading and Writing Section

Students will be set exam-like tasks requiring non-verbal answers and responses in French. They will also be given translations tasks and cloze tests from past papers, i.e. exercises testing their knowledge.

Paper 2 Writing

Students will practise their writing skills and translation skills by answering exam-like questions based on the AS topics above. They will receive feedback and advice on how to write essays in French.

Paper 3 Speaking

As in the exam, speaking practice will include oral questions on articles printed on stimulus cards, as well as general conversation on the Independent Research topic chosen.