French/Italian GCSE The exam. Edexcel Exam board ( www. edexcel .com ) 20% Listening (exam) 20% Reading (exam) 30% Speaking (controlled assessment) 30% Writing (controlled assessment) Students can be entered for HIGHER or FOUNDATION on the listening and reading paper.
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Students can be entered for HIGHER or FOUNDATION on the listening and reading paper.
Unit 1 = Listening paper worth 20% of final GCSE grade. (F = 25 mins H = 35 mins)
Target Language recordings with questions in English mainly.
Total number of marks= 40
Unit 3= Reading paper worth 20% of final GCSE grade. (F = 35 mins H = 50 mins)
Target Language texts with questions in English mainly.
Total number of marks =40
These exams will be taken in May/ June of Year 11
(20% of final examination mark and externally marked)
Unit 2 = Two controlled speaking assessments lasting 4-6 minutes each and worth 30% of the final GCSE grade (15% each one)
These examinations will be taken in Year 11 when the teacher thinks the class is fully prepared and ready for the exam.
It may be necessary to record another assessment if the grade needs to be improved in order to reach the students’ minimum target grade.
Students must complete two different task types from a choice of three, these are:
Unit 4 = Two controlled writing assessments of approx 200 words lasting one hour each and worth 30% of the final GCSE grade (15% each). For example a film review.
A draft piece will be created in class and as part of a homework task, then written up in exam conditions just using notes and a dictionary.
These will be assessed in second term of Yr 10 and the first term of Year 11. Another assessment may need to be completed if the grade needs to be improved to reach the minimum target grade.