IGCSE French (9-11)
Exam code: 4FR1
Delivery method: Online
IGCSE duration: 120 hours over 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: Edexcel IGCSE French
Awarding body: Edexcel
Additional information: The IGCSE French has a spoken element – this needs to be organised through your exam centre
IGCSE French is a great building block to A Levels but also an interesting subject in its own right. You will study how to read, write and speak French. The IGCSE contains many innovative audio features to help accelerate your learning.
Apart from the qualification, you will gain confidence in the use of French as a communication tool both in business and pleasure.
IGCSE French Overview
Upon successful completion of the exam and speaking assessments (as administered by Edexcel), you will have achieved an internationally recognised IGCSE French (4FR1) qualification.
IGCSE French Outline
This IGCSE is divided into 3 units:
Unit 1: Listening – 30 minute paper – Paper code 4FR1/01
Unit 2: Reading and Writing – 1 hour 45 minute paper – Paper code 4FR1/02
Unit 3: Speaking- 10 minute paper – Paper code 4FR1/03
Exam Availability: June
IGCSE French Content
The IGCSE has five main topics to help you learn French within the context of French society and the wider world.
Topic A: Home and Abroad
Topic B: Education and Employment
Topic C: Personal life and relationships
Topic D: The world around us
Topic C: Social activities, fitness and health
- Listening to spoken French and being able to translate into English
- Reading french with a clear understanding of vocabulary and grammar structures.
- Creating written responses in French.
- Speaking French with clarity and confidence.
The Edexcel IGCSE French qualification is gained the exam papers are successfully completed.
These exams are administered by Pearson Edexcel. As a private candidate you will sit your exams in an exam centre such as a school, college or private tuition centre.
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Message for Private Candidates:
In addition, if you select the added tutor support there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the content, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty. This will ensure you are prepared for the final exams.
Method of study
The IGCSE is delivered online via the Learning Management System (LMS).
The online IGCSE has many features that cannot be printed such as embedded videos, forums and interactive tests.
If you opt for tutor support it also includes Tutor Marked Assessments which you access and submit through the online system.
We highly recommend the additional tutor option to support our IGCSE e-books. For just £35 you will receive tutor feedback and support by email for 12 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the content whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.
How quickly can I complete the IGCSE?
You can complete your IGCSE as quickly or slowly within the 12 months as you choose. The recommended study time for the content is 120 hours. The exam dates are set by the exam boards and for IGCSE French are available in May/June each year.
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