French IGCSE

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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 students have some experience of the French language. This does not however have to be very extensive. The first few lessons of the course are designed to remind students of the basic building blocks of the French language and to prepare them 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 students experience and confidence in a wide variety of French conversational situations.

The OHS course is divided into five modules as follows:

  • About me
  • Day to day life
  • Holidays and travel
  • Modern life
  • Speaking and Listening skills

There are 36 lessons and 12 Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMA’s) including practice exam papers. There is also a CD designed to give you practice in your speaking and listening skills.

Assessment is by two written examinations and a speaking test. Paper 1 (Listening) lasts 35 minutes and Paper 2 (Reading and Writing) lasts 1 hour 30 minutes.

This speaking examination, Paper 3, lasts a maximum of 10 minutes, more details can be found in the introduction to the course.


French IGCSE and Home Education FAQs

Oxford Home Schooling’s French IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in French (4FR0) in 2018 and   the Edexcel IGCSE in French (4FR1) from the 2019 exams.

When you start your course with us you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser.  Your support period is then up to this examination date.

Whilst you do not need to possess any French qualifications to study the IGCSE, it is not a complete beginners course. It is necessary to have some prior knowledge of French before beginning the courses. It is also advantageous if you have access to a French speaker for additional practice with the spoken aspect of the course.

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