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Qualification: GCSE          Exam Board: AQA

Is French for you?

Do you want to stand out from the crowd? There is a huge language skills shortage in the UK!

Explore French music, film, culture and traditions!

Get creative in expressing your own ideas!

Study French and become a better

  • communicator
  • problem-solver
  • team-player
  • independent worker

Learn to communicate with people from the French speaking world!

What Will You Do?

The three themes you will be studying are:

  1. Identity and culture: Me, my family and friends, technology in everyday life, free time activities and customs and festivals in French speaking countries.
  2. Local, national, international and global areas of interest: home, town neighbourhood and region, social issues and global issues and travel and tourism.
  3. Current and future study and employment: My studies, life at school, education post 16, jobs, career choices and ambitions.

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Assessment Details:

GCSE French has a foundation tier (Grades 1-5) and a Higher Tier (Grades 4-9). Student must take all four question papers at the same tier.

Paper 1: Listening
Final Exam (25%)
Either Foundation (35 mins)
OR Higher (45 mins)

Paper 2: Speaking
Final Exam (25%)
Either Foundation (7-9 mins)
OR Higher (10-12 mins)

Paper 3: Reading
Final Exam (25%)
Either Foundation (45 mins)
OR Higher (60 mins)

Paper 4: Writing
Final Exam (25%)
Either Foundation (60 mins)
OR Higher (75 mins)

Possible Career Options:

Language skills allow you to do an amazing variety of interesting jobs, not only in the UK but around the world!

Careers in Fashion, Leisure, Hospitality, Government, Finance, Law, Business, Manufacturing, Public services, Music industry and multinational organisations such as Chanel, Peugeot, Danone and Louis Vuitton.

Further Education


A-levels / College