The French IGCSE Course is designed to foster listening, reading, conversational and written French skills. This lively and interactive course combines paper-based materials and an audio CD.

The course pack includes a preliminary French course in the pack which can give you a framework of progressive understanding in which to learn.

Each lesson of the French IGCSE Course begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. There is an optional oral module covered in the course with a CD Rom to accompany it. This relates to the optional oral examination available to students.

The Syllabus:

The French IGCSE course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel IGCSE in French (4FR0) for examination in May/June 2015 and later years.

The home study course consists of 5 modules and 37 lessons in total, with 12 Tutor Marked Assessments (including a practice oral assessment).

  • Module 1: About Me
  • Module 2: Day to Day Life
  • Module 3: Holidays & Travel
  • Module 4: Modern Life
  • Module 5: Speaking & Listening Skills

Examinations:

There are two 2 written examinations, but students can also be entered for the optional, separately assessed and separately endorsed speaking examination.

The grade awarded for this optional assessment will be reported separately on the student's final certificate. There will normally be an additional fee for each student entering for this optional paper which would be paid to the examination centre.

Prerequisites:

Students are expected to have a basic understanding of French.

Coursework:

No coursework is required.

Additional Reading:

No additional reading is required for this course.

Technical Support:

Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they need to keep in regular contact. The essential relationship between student and tutor begins with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan.

All tutors are fully qualified teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. So when you enrol on a home study course you can be assured of the assistance of a professionally qualified subject specific tutor.

We don't set a limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked assignments (TMA's) in every course. These help the student consolidate the learning he or she has done and prepare for examinations.

All tutors have a local rate telephone number such as a 0845 number. This means that when you phone your tutor it will only cost you the price of a local call. Whilst you are still actively submitting assignments, you should expect to be in contact with your tutor regularly. Remember, to get the most out of your tutor, you will need to tell them when you need assistance.

Examination Centres:

All IGCSE Exams must be taken at a registered examination centre as a private candidate. We offer course materials and tutor support although we are not an examination centre. An Examinations Officer can assist with finding centres and dealing with coursework forms for all registered students but we do not book exams on behalf of students.

If you would like to research exam centres prior to enrolment then we would advise contacting Edexcel for a list of Edexcel registered centres in your area. Edexcel exam centres are able to submit entries for any qualification that they are approved to offer

Nearest Examination Dates:

Please review the IGCSE Overview page for detailed information on possible examination dates and procedures.

IGCSE Examination Fees:

Examination fees need to be paid direct to your chosen exam centre. Prices for exams will vary depending on the exam centre's administration costs. You can find out further information about the Private Candidate process and locate suitable exam centres by contacting Edexcel .

Studying from Abroad:

It is possible to study any of our home study courses from anywhere in the world. The IGCSE is offered to students in over 150 countries. We advise contacting the British Council or your local schools and colleges to enquire if they can offer the Edexcel IGCSE examinations.

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