IGCSE French (9-11)
Course code: 4FR1
Delivery method: Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE French
Awarding body: Edexcel
IGCSE French is a great building block to A Levels but also an interesting subject in its own right. You will study how to read, write and speak French. The course contains many innovative audio features to help accelerate your learning.
Apart from the qualification, you will gain confidence in the use of French as a communication tool both in business and pleasure.
French course overview
Upon successful completion of the exam and speaking assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised IGCSE French (4FR1) qualification.
- Listening to spoken French and being able to translate into English
- Reading french with a clear understanding of vocabulary and grammar structures.
- Creating written responses in French.
- Speaking French with clarity and confidence.
This course is divided into 3 units:
Unit 1: Listening – 30 minute paper – Paper code 4FR1/01
Unit 2: Reading and Writing – 1 hour 45 minute paper – Paper code 4FR1/02
Unit 3: Speaking- 10 minute paper – Paper code 4FR1/03
Exam Availability: June
You will also sit:
Formative Assessments: Activities, multiple choice assessments, short answer and tutor marked mock exam
Summative Assessment: Final exams over 3 papers
The course has five main topics to help you learn French within the context of French society and the wider world.
Topic A: Home and Abroad
Topic B: Education and Employment
Topic C: Personal life and relationships
Topic D: The world around us
Topic C: Social activities, fitness and health
The Edexcel IGCSE French qualification is gained once the exam papers are successfully completed. These exams are administered by Edexcel and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments.
In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.
Your tutor will also arrange with you suitable times to assess your spoken French.
Method of study
The course is primarily an online course using a Learning Management System (LMS).
The online course has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
The course includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
Our IGCSE courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.