French IGCSE

Course information

As well as learning all the core basics – including greetings and introductions – students that challenge themselves with our French IGCSE course will also develop a clear understanding of how the French language is structured.

This will then allow them to fully understand its unique quirks and grammar, rather than a simple list of memorised phrases and sayings.

Students will also be encouraged to develop their speaking and listening skills, giving them the confidence they need to test out their conversational abilities for real.

Module One: About Me

  • Who’s at Home?
  • Appearance and Personality
  • Greetings
  • Family Life
  • Nationalities, Countries, Jobs
  • Hobbies
  • Joining Clubs

Module Two; Day to Day Life

  • The Weather and Seasons
  • The Domestic Environment
  • House and Home
  • Towns and Regions
  • Daily Routine
  • Mealtimes
  • School and Future Plans

Module Three: Holidays and Travel

  • Travel, Transport, Finding the Way
  • Holiday Time and Travel
  • Buying Tickets
  • Tourism
  • Talking about Holidays
  • Accommodation
  • Holiday Activities
  • Keeping in Touch
  • Lost Property

Module Four: Modern Life

  • Emergency Services
  • Domestic Chores
  • Healthy Living
  • Part-Time Jobs
  • Volunteering and Work Experience
  • Entertainments
  • Shopping
  • The Environment
  • General Revision and Conclusion

Module Five: Speaking and Listening Skills

  • Listening and Speaking Basics
  • Everyday Transactions
  • Tourist Situations
  • Narration and Giving Information
  • Tutor Marked Assignment
  • Practice Oral Examination

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

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Examinations and Assessment

The French IGCSE is assessed in three examinations

Paper 1 – Listening – This paper last for 30 minutes + 5 minutes reading time and contributes 25% of the final mark.

Paper 2 – Reading and Writing – This paper lasts for 1 hour 45 minutes and contributes 50% of the final mark.

Paper 3 – Speaking – This assessment lasts 8-10 minutes.  The student is expected to converse in French on a prepared topic. Paper 3 contributes 25% of the final mark.

Course duration and study time

When you enrol with Oxford Home Schooling we will agree on an intended examination date with you.  Your support will last all the way up to this examination date, regardless of whether you decide to do the course in 9 months or 30.

The recommended number of study hours for this course is 200 hours

Course price

Our French IGCSE course fee is £375.

You may pay using our interest-free easy payment scheme. Pay a £75 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £37.50.

You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education.

This support includes:

  • Marking all assignments for the course
  • Written answers to specific study problems
  • Telephone contact

When you begin this course, you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser. Your support period lasts up to this examination date.


What’s next?

Once the student has obtained their French IGCSE, they will find a number of options are open to them. While many choose to continue studying the language at A level, others choose to develop their skills by spending some time in a French-speaking country.

Whichever option students choose, having an IGCSE in French will prove to be a useful asset throughout their lives – whether in the context of a holiday, or a future business trip overseas.

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