This course has been specifically written to meet the requirements of GCSE examinations. The GCSE examination now requires a greater application of knowledge and the course. therefore includes test questions designed to encourage students to engage in their own research and also to apply knowledge at each stage to that which they have gained earlier in the course.
Suitable for: Anyone interested in improving the level of their knowledge of French
Government funding available
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Distance Learning French GCSE - The Course
Each lesson of the French GCSE course begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.
Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions, and there is an accompanying cassette to help strengthen students' abilities to listen to and speak French. There are sixteen tutor-marked assignments.
Key Topics CoveredThe French GCSE course covers the entire syllabus in four modules:
Speaking and Listening Skills
Most of the lessons are linked to specific, everyday situations, such as travel bookings, letter writing, giving directions, etc.
The Syllabus Our French GCSE course prepares students for AQA GCSE French syllabus 3651, for examinations in 2008 and later years. Assessment is by four papers, which test listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. No coursework is required. We have chosen this syllabus as it is the most suited to distance learning.
Special RequirementsSome basic knowledge of spoken and written French is assumed, although the first module of the course is designed to enable students to brush up on fundamental French vocabulary and grammar.
Support: This course can be funded by a single payment of £295 or by a deposit of £59 and 8 monthly instalments of £29-50
Students per class: 400