Examinations

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2013 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 23 October 2013

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2012 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 21 November 2012

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2011 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 31 October 2011

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2010 May/June Series
(From previous specification)
(PDF), Last Updated: 10 November 2010

There are two examinations for GCSE French: a listening paper and a reading paper. They are each worth 20 percent of the final award. We set and mark the exams. They are available in summer only.

The exams are available at both Foundation and Higher Tier. A number of questions are common to both tiers.

The listening papers last 35 minutes at Foundation Tier and 45 minutes at Higher Tier. Students’ responses may require selection, gap filling and answers in English.

The reading papers last 40 minutes at Foundation Tier and 50 minutes at Higher Tier. Students’ responses may require selection, gap filling, short answers in French and some answers in English.