IGCSE French (9-1)

Dates Available
Week 1: Monday 30 March - Friday 3 April
Week 2: Monday 6 - Friday 10 April 
Week 3: Monday 13 - Friday 17 April

Edexcel (Pearson)

Length of Course
20 hours

9am to 1pm daily

The course provides a structured and systematic revision of the essential IGCSE topic areas, vocabulary and grammar. Students are given plenty of opportunities to practise all linguistic skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) by completing past papers.

Each day focuses on one topic area and its sub-topics. Vocabulary is revised and grammar rules are explained and put into practice, in the context of the topic under consideration. Students are set listening, reading, writing and speaking tasks which are taken from past papers and also relate to the topic of the day. Advice is given on exam requirements and techniques. Translation practice is also given special attention in the revision sessions.

Aspects of grammar covered:

  • Articles
  • Adjectives (gender and number agreement, position, comparisons)
  • Verbs (present tense, perfect tense, imperfect tense, future)
  • Pronouns (relative, personal)

For more advanced students:

  • Conditional and If clauses
  • Use of infinitive
  • Passive

Main topic areas and sub-topics:

Home and Abroad

  • Life in the town and in the country
  • Travel and holidays 
  • Everyday life and traditions in French communities

Education and employment

  • School 
  • Work and future plans

House, home and daily routine

  • Types of home and helping around the house
  • Family and friends
  • Food and drinks

The modern world and the environment

  • The media and ICT
  • Environmental and social issues

Social activities, fitness and health

  • Free time (hobbies, sport activities, special occasions)
  • Accidents, common ailments and health issues