Subject French
Introduction Learning at language at GCSE is a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. You will study topics in greater depth, building on your knowledge from your GCSE Foundation Year. As you progress linguistically, you will be able :  
  • To develop language skills in a variety of contexts
  • To cope with a greater degree of unpredictability
  • To deal with a widening range of potential problems
  • To understand and use more accurately a widening range of vocabulary and structures
  • To understand issues and opinions
  • To discuss issues and give opinions
  • To give full descriptions and accounts
Why study MFL?
  • It greatly enhances your communication and presentation skills
  • Learning a language provides you with the chance to meet new people, travel, try new food, understand different countries and cultures
  • MFL is an academically rigorous subject and one which is well respected by the UK’s leading universities. It is seen as a facilitating subject; leaving open a wide range of courses to you for study at university.
  • In an increasingly globalised world, modern linguists stand out against competitors in the job market
  • Possible career paths range from solicitors to retail buyers; language skills are in demand and can be used in almost any career
Exam Board and Specification Edexcel – French GCSE
Key areas of content
  • Media & Culture
  • Sport & Leisure
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Business, Work & Employment
Assessment arrangements GCSE MFL Controlled Assessment Information.pdf 
  • 30% - 2 Controlled Writing Assessments (to be completed in Year 10)
  • 30% - 2 Controlled Speaking Assessments (1 to be completed in Year 10, 1 in year 11)
  • 20% Reading Exam (May 2016)
  • 20% Listening Exam (May 2016)



Textbooks, websites and other relevant material  

Edexcel GCSE French, Clive Bell, Pearson Education