Oxford Home Schooling’s French IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in French (4FR0) for examination in June 2013 and later years.
Assessment is by two written examinations. Paper 1 (Listening) lasts 45 minutes and Paper 2 (Reading and Writing) lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.
Students may also be entered for the speaking examination, Paper 3. This is optional in 2013 but compulsory from 2014 onwards. The grade awarded for this assessment will be reported separately on the student’s final certificate in 2013, but not thereafter. The OHS course has an accompanying disk full of speaking and listening exercises.
The OHS course is designed to match the Edexcel 4FR0 specification and is divided into five modules as follows:
There is also a CD designed to give you practice in your speaking and listening skills.
The Oxford Home Schooling course is perfect for students tackling the IGCSE French examinations set by Edexcel. The IGCSE French course is not intended for complete beginners; it assumes that you have some experience of the French language, probably a basic knowledge from school days. Don’t worry, however, if this was some time ago! The first few lessons of the course are designed to remind you of the basic building blocks of the French language and to prepare you for the IGCSE-style exercises in the rest of the course.
As well as preparation for the IGCSE French exams, this course also aims to give you experience and confidence in a wide variety of French conversational situations. Edexcel also set an oral (speaking) exam (Paper 3) but this is optional and graded separately.
Within IGCSE Home Education there are the following subjects