Interpreting your French International GCSE pre-release materials -

Interpreting your French International GCSE pre-release materials

What is the Advanced Information

The main aim is to help you use your revision time effectively. In the case of French, the guidance helps with Paper 2, Section B: Reading and Writing, only. You will find a table showing the major focus of the content of the exam for Questions 6 and 7.

These two questions will draw on your reading and writing skills, vocabulary, etc, in the following areas:

  • Life in the town and rural life (see Lesson 11)
  • Daily routines and helping at home (see Lessons 12-13)
  • Environmental issues (see Lesson 31)
  • Hobbies, interests, sports and exercise (see Lessons 6-7)

Study the whole course

Please do not think it is a good idea to ignore the rest of the course! These two questions are only a small part of the overall assessment and other topics are sure to figure prominently in other questions about which there is no Advance Information.

Our general advice is to complete all lessons but to keep this advice close to hand during the revision process and make sure you are particularly well prepared to answer questions on these topic areas.

Key Takeaways

  • If a topic is not on the list, it does not mean you can ignore it
  • complete all lessons and Tutor Marked Assignments
  • Use the Advanced Information to tailor your revision

Subject Updates

Pearson/Edexcel may issue updated information or additional guidance at any point.  Please check the subject page for French regularly.

Edexcel International GCSE French (2017) | Pearson qualifications

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R Papers

If you are taking your exams in the following countries

  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan,
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Laos
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Vietnam.

You will be studying for an R paper.

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R papers are papers which are sat by students in different timezones so that they don’t have to take their exams in the middle of the night!

There are different questions and topics in the Advanced Information for R papers.

If you are planning to take your exam in a foreign country, please check with your exam centre which paper you will be taking.  If you are taking an R paper, please discuss how this will affect your revision with your tutor.