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French iGCSE

French is the most popular second language learned in the UK, and this home study iGCSE French course will teach you its fundamentals in spoken and written form. Gaining this qualification will provide both practical benefits, in terms of being able to communicate more easily should you visit the country, and theoretical benefits, in that you’ll gain an understanding of how the language is constructed and get to know French culture.


GCSEs are the most widely taken qualification in the UK and considered the educational standard for school-leavers at 16.

You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam. You will have guaranteed access to one of our exam centres if you to sit your final iGCSE examinations in the UK. iGCSE’s are Qualifications that count.

At the time of writing, please note that the next chance to sit your examinations will be for the Summer 2020 examination period.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast Track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to our network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (if you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)
French is the most popular second language learned in the UK, and this home study iGCSE course will teach you its fundamentals in spoken and written form.
Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

Guaranteed exam centre

Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

Proactive tutors

We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

Awarding body: Edexcel
Our course ref: G011
Qualification code: 4FR1

Edexcel is the UK’s largest awarding organisation offering academic and vocational qualifications in schools, colleges and work places in the UK and abroad.  They have been helping people succeed in life through learning for nearly 2 decades.  Edexcel is a multinational education and examination body.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 120 and 150 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course can be arranged.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The materials are part of a set text e-book.

Assessment

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2020. 

You’ll be required to complete the two standard written exams and one oral exam.

Official exams

  • 1 hours 45 minutes, 50% of marks
  • 30 minutes, 25% of marks
  • 8-10 minute, 25% of marks (Oral exam)

We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the Country, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own.  Check where your closest exam centre is.

Assignments

During your course, you will also be required complete 10 assignments and one introductory. 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 gauge your progress as you work through the course. There is no coursework to complete. All exams must be complete in same session.

For modern languages, the oral exams are an essential part of the assessment. We can guarantee you a place to do these at our partnership exam centres in Coventry, Fareham, Gravesend and Oxford.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an iGCSE in French, issued by EdExcel. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.

Additional Information
Difficulty
Level 2
Entry requirements
Basic knowledge of French, such as through a beginner's course or school Spanish, is recommended for this course.
Section 1
Home and school
  • House and home
  • School life and routine

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.

Additional texts may need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

Yes. To sit your exams there will be an additional cost. The approximate cost of sitting an exam will be £240. Your personal tutor can disclose more details.
This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required. The course comes with active e-book versions of the following texts which are included free on your course: French for Edexcel International GCSE (Second Edition), S Chevrier-Clarke, JC Gilles, K Harrington, W O'Mahony, V March, K Thathapudi and J Witt, Hodder Education 2017

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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