IGCSE: French - First Language
Cambridge IGCSE First Language French is designed for learners whose first language is French. This develops learners' ability to communicate clearly, accurately and effectively. They learn how to employ a wide-ranging vocabulary, use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, and develop a personal style and an awareness of the audience being addressed. Learners are also encouraged to read widely, both for their own enjoyment and in order to develop an appreciation of how writers achieve their effects. It also complements other areas of study by encouraging skills of more general application.
IGCSE: French - Foreign Language
Cambridge IGCSE Foreign Language French is designed for learners who are learning French as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as learners progress through their studies. It also aims to offer insights into the culture and civilisation of countries where French is spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of foreign languages.
A & AS Level: French
Cambridge International A Level French builds on the language skills gained at Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level or Cambridge International AS Level, and is the ideal foundation for university-level study, or to improve career prospects. Learners will gain an understanding of how to use the language in a variety of situations. They will be expected to handle texts and other source materials, extracting information in order to respond to specific tasks. Through their studies, learners can expect to achieve greater fluency, accuracy and confidence in the language.
A & AS Level: French - Language (AS Level Only)
The Cambridge International AS Level French enables learners to achieve greater fluency, accuracy and confidence in the language as it is spoken and written, and improve their communication skills. They will learn how to improve their use of French in a variety of situations, understanding how to read texts and other source materials, extract information, initiate conversations and respond to questions both orally and in writing.
A & AS Level: French - Literature (AS Level Only)
Learners following the Cambridge International AS French will study a series of examples from French literature. The aim is to better understand these texts, and the issues raised by the authors, and to develop the skills to communicate this understanding in a clear and focused way. learners will study a variety of texts, including novels, poems and plays, looking both at the way the authors have conveyed their ideas, and discussing the wider issues that each text raises.