FRENCH

Unit 1: Semester 1

This unit is designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing the language.

Students are required to: establish and maintain a spoken or written exchange related to personal areas of experience; listen to, read and obtain information from written and spoken texts and respond in written form; and present information that demonstrates understanding of cultural products and practices.

The content areas are based on the themes of The Individual, The French-Speaking Communities and The World Around Us. Topics include introductions, personal information, family relationships, daily routine and global youth issues.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

ASSESSMENT

1. Coursework (50%)
3. Examination (50%)

Unit 2: Semester 2

Students continue to extend their knowledge and skills under the prescribed themes of The Individual, The French Speaking Communities and The World Around Us.
Students are required to participate in spoken or written exchanges related to the content areas; respond in written form to spoken and written texts; analyse and use information from written, spoken or visual
texts to produce an extended written response in French; and give an oral presentation in French on a cultural aspect of the topics studied.

Content areas include future plans, French music and cinema, the environment, pollution and conservation and holidays and travel.
Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

ASSESSMENT

1. Coursework (40%)
2. Examination (30%)

Unit 3: Semester 1

This unit is designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing the language. 

Students are required to participate in a spoken exchange in French to resolve a personal issue, interpret information from texts and write responses in French and express ideas in a personal, informative or imaginative piece of writing in French.

The content areas are based on the themes of The Individual, The French-Speaking Communities and The World Around us and include family structure, the world of work, freedom of the press and immigration.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.
The student undertakes to present an object which can be spoken about in detail at the external oral exam.

Unit 4: Semester 2

This unit is designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing the language.

Students are required to share information, ideas and opinions in a spoken exchange in French; analyse information from written, spoken and viewed texts for use in a written response in French; and present information, concepts and ideas in evaluative or persuasive writing on an issue in French.

Content areas include France in the past and now and French culture.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

The student undertakes to present an object which can be spoken about in detail at the external oral exam.

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework – Unit 3 (25%)
2. Coursework – Unit 4 (25%)
3. Oral Examination (12.5%)
4. Written Examination (37.5%)

 

FRENCH PATHWAY AT GGS

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