Bonjour! Would you like to be able to speak one of the most romantic languages in the world? You can with this IGCSE French course online that offers a conducive learning environment with a dedicated tutor to support you along the way, as French is not just spoken in France, but in Belgium, Switzerland, Monaco, and many more countries making it a language that truly opens doors!
Speaking a foreign language is a mark of distinction that's highly valued by colleges, universities and employers alike. It's also a sought-after ability in many professions, such as journalism, teaching, marketing, policing, and more. Whether you're preparing for A-level study, your next travel venture, or looking to boost your job prospects, this internationally recognised qualification is parfait!
What you'll learn
Unit 1 - Home and School
In the opening section, you’ll learn how to discuss everyday topics like home and school. You’ll focus on describing things like your routine, school life, trips, and exchanges. As you learn, you’ll discover how to use adjectives and plurals correctly, and in the right context.
Unit 2 - Food, Health, and the Media
Moving on, you’ll frame your budding French conversational skills around other familiar topics like food and health. You’ll become comfortable with expressing quantities, negatives, and formulating questions. As you discover how to discuss the media and communication technology, you’ll delve into regular and irregular verbs, superlatives, and more.
Unit 3 - Family and Friends
By now, you’ll be ready to build on your knowledge with possessive adjectives and reflexive verbs, and understand the language format of imperative instructions. As you build on your language skills, you’ll add more interesting vocabulary which will allow you to discuss your family and friends along with your hobbies and interests.
Unit 4 - Holidays and Special Occasions
As you learn how to talk about holidays and special occasions in the French language, you’ll study how to use present participle and perfect tenses. You’ll also discover more vocabulary related to travel, transport, and directions.
Unit 5 - Daily Life
As you study conversational topics such as ‘life in the town and rural life’ and ‘shopping and money matters’, you’ll learn how to correctly use the imperfect tense, along with demonstrative adjectives and pronouns. You’ll also pick up more useful vocabulary, including how to discuss public services like the bank and post office.
Unit 6 - The Environment
As you move on to environmental issues such as weather and climate, you’ll learn how to speak in the conditional tense using the ‘si’ clause. You’ll then move on to ‘everyday life, traditions, and communities’, where you’ll study relative pronouns such as ‘qui’ and ‘que’.
Unit 7 - Customs and Childhood
As you move on to unit seven, you’ll reinforce your knowledge of the imperfect tense as you learn how to discuss popular customs. Next, you’ll study ‘plus que parfait’, the pluperfect tense, as you learn more vocabulary relating to childhood and role models.
Unit 8 - Education and Future Plans
Moving on, you’ll learn how to make conversation on topics such as ‘school rules and pressures’. You’ll discover how to express your likes and dislikes, using the appropriate adjectives and tenses. Next, you’ll move on to ‘work, careers, and volunteering’, followed by ‘future plans’, during which you’ll improve your ability to speak in the conditional tense using the ‘si’ clause.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an IGCSE in French, issued by Edexcel. This syllabus (4FR1) has been chosen specifically because it best suits distance learning
How is this course assessed or examined?
You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2023.
You'll be required to complete two standard IGCSE written exams and one speaking assessment.
- Paper 1 - Listening: 30-minute written exam, 25% of IGCSE, 40 marks.
- Paper 2 - Reading and writing: 1 hour 45 minute written exam, 50% of IGCSE, 80 marks.
- Paper 3 - Speaking: 8-10 minute spoken exam, 25% of IGCSE, 40 marks.
The exams contain multiple-choice, structured, closed short answer, and open response questions. We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our partner exam centres around the UK. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your course, you'll be required to complete various assignments. These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades if needed
We highly recommend that you have a basic knowledge of French before starting this French IGCSE course.