French iGCSE

Our course code: G011

Course fee: £675 or from £51 per month

Enrol on this course

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 code: 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.

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.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 18 months from the date of enrolment.

Assessment

All enrolments now will be for exams in Summer 2021.

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 - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.

Course Content

1: Home and school
  • House and home
  • School life and routine
2: Food, health and the media
  • Food and drink
  • Common ailments and healthy lifestyles
  • Media – TV and film
3: Family and friends
  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Daily routine and helping at home
  • Hobbies and interests
4: Holidays and special occasions
  • Special occasions
  • Holidays
  • Tourist information and directions
5: Daily life
  • Life in the town and rural life
  • Shopping and money matters
  • Public services
6: The environment
  • Environmental issues
  • Weather and climate
  • Everyday life in a French-speaking country
7: Customs, childhood and travel
  • Customs and festivals
  • Travel and transport
  • Childhood
8: Schools
  • School rules and pressures
  • School trips, events, exchanges
  • The importance of sport
9: Work and accidents
  • Accidents and injuries
  • The world of work
  • Future plans
10: The media
  • Work, volunteering, careers
  • Communication – by internet, mobile phone, email, social media
  • Keeping informed – radio, newspapers, TV, online
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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide 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.