GCSE (9-1) French
Specification Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 - 1) in French (1FR0) First teaching from September 2016 First certification from 2018
Summary of Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in French specification Issue 2 changes Summary of changes made between previous issue and this current issue
Corrections to Paper 4 Writing (H) mark scheme: Question 1: communication and content mark grid - Higher tier.
The second bullet point in mark band 1-3 has been changed to read “limited adaptation of language to narrate, inform and interest; straightforward personal opinions are given with limited justification” Question 1: communication and content mark grid - Higher tier.
The first bullet point in mark band 10-12 has been changed to read “communicates information relevant to the task with expansion of key points and ideas.” Question 3: translation mark grid – Higher tier.
The number of marks allocated to mark bands 7-8 and 9-12 have been corrected to 7-9 and 10-12 respectively. Amendment to correct a spelling error.
Amendments to Appendix 3 to replace, amend, or add to words in the vocabulary list.
76, 78-79, 81-83, 86, 88, 90, 92-93, 96-102, 106- 111, 113- 115, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125-149
Corrections to information about Discount Codes
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Why choose Edexcel GCSE French?
Supporting you in planning and implementing this qualification
Qualification at a glance
Subject content and assessment information
Themes and topics
Paper 1: Listening and understanding in French
Paper 2: Speaking in French
Paper 3: Reading and understanding in French
Paper 4: Writing in French
Administration and general information
Access arrangements, reasonable adjustments, special consideration and malpractice
Student recruitment and progression
Appendix 1: Candidate speaking examination record form (CS2)
Appendix 2: Grammar list
Appendix 3: Vocabulary list
Appendix 4: The context for the development of this qualification
Appendix 5: Transferable skills
Appendix 6: Codes
1 Introduction Why choose Edexcel GCSE French? We believe languages should be accessible for all students. Our new Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in French has been developed to help students of all abilities progress and develop a passion for languages, through culturally engaging content. We’ve listened to feedback from the languages community – subject associations, academics and advisors, together with hundreds of teachers and students – and have developed an engaging and inspirational course of study that will enable your students to manipulate and use the target language effectively, independently and creatively, so that they have a solid basis from which to progress to A Level or employment. Engaging and popular topics Our specification includes both familiar and new topics that you have told us you like and that motivate your students. Manageable content Our content has been structured across five themes. This flexible programme