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KS4 Revision Page

This is a really good starting point, or summary, that covers the basic questions for this subject. More specific materials are in the folders on our secure Revision page or have been given to students in lessons.

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Subject: French
How are the exams structured?


Exam Board: AQA

There are four exams at the end of the course: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Each exam is worth 25% of your overall grade. You are entered for the same tier (Foundation or Higher) for all four papers.

The Speaking exam is conducted by your class teacher and takes place in April/May at a set date decided by the school.

Paper 1 – Listening

35 minutes (Foundation Tier) including 5 minutes reading time

45 minutes (Higher Tier) including 5 minutes reading time.

40 marks (Foundation Tier) / 50 marks (Higher Tier).

Paper 2 – Speaking

Role-Play + Photo Card + Conversation on 2 themes

7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + 12 min preparation time

10–12 minutes (Higher Tier) + 12 min preparation time

60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier)

Paper 3 – Reading

45 minutes (Foundation Tier)

1 hour (Higher Tier)

60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier)

Paper 4 – Writing

1 hour (Foundation Tier)

1 hour 15 minutes (Higher Tier)

50 marks at Foundation Tier and 60 marks at Higher Tier

Where can we find past papers etc?


· On the AQA website

· in the French subject folder on the secure site

What do we need to revise? Where should we start?


· Check Show My Homework and complete the tasks set by your teacher. This will help you plan your revision.

· Make sure you know by heart the 25 basic GCSE structures.

· Learn the meanings and spellings of key vocabulary for each topic regularly.  You may wish to use ‘look, cover, write, check.’

· Learn the spellings and meanings of key verbs in the past, present and future tenses.

· Make a list of 10 good structures that you can use for different topics.

· Prepare and practise possible answers for all the General Conversation questions – You have been given a copy.

· Learn and prepare useful phrases for the Role-Play and Photo card using the practice material you have been given.

· Make revision cards – on card or Quizlet

· Make Mind-maps

What will we find in the subject folders on the secure site? · PIXL Independence and knowledge

· Guidance for the speaking and writing exams

· Practice Papers for all 4 skills

· Lists of vocabulary for each theme/sub-topic

· Knowledge organiser , with key phrases organised per theme/sub-topic

· Role-Play and Photo card practice questions

· Links to video and audio files

What are the most useful websites? – good for listening practice

Please see your French teacher or check Show My Homework for details of how to join the groups.