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St Paul's School
for Girls

Key Stage 4

AQA OVERVIEW

 

 

Sub-topics

THEME 1

Identity & Culture

  1. Me, my family & friends
  2. Relationship with family & friends

( marriage/partnership)

  1. Technology in everyday life

( mobile/social media)

  1. Free time activities

( sport, TV/Cinema/music/eating out)

  1. Customs & festivals in French speaking countries & communities

THEME 2

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

  1. Home town, neighbourhood, region
  2. Social issues(charity & voluntary work/ healthy & unhealthy living)
  3. Global issues (environment/poverty & homelessness)
  4. Travel & tourism

 

THEME 3

Current & future study & employment

  1. My studies (life at school/college)
  2. Education post 16
  3. Career choice & ambitions

 

 

 

 

All skills: 25% each

 

Speaking: 60 points

Listening

Reading

Writing

Consist of 3 parts:

2 tiers:

 

F: grades 1 to 5

H: grades 4 to 9

 

2 sections:

  1. Q & A in English
  2. Q & A in French

3 sections:

 

  1. Q & A in English
  2. Q & A in French
  3. Translation from French to English: 35 words for Foundation & 50 for Higher

Foundation: 4 questions

Higher: 3 questions

 

Foundation:

Q1: Listing task ( students to produce 6 nouns for example)/6 points

Q2: message ( 9 sentences in response to nine tasks)/ 18 points

Q3: Translation from English to French: 35 words/10 marks

Q4: writing task ( response to 5 compulsory bullets points: 90 words in total & there is a choice from 2 questions/ 16 points

Higher:

Q1: writing task ( Similar to Q4 from foundation)16 points

 

Q2: open-ended writing task( choice out of 2 topics and 150 words/ 32 points

Q3: Translation: English into French (minimum 50 words/ 12 points

role-play/15

5 tasks, each worth 3 points

photo card/15

 

5 questions: marked out of communication & use of language

5 levels:

  • L1: 1-3 points
  • L2: 4-6
  • L3: 7-9
  • L4: 10-12
  • L5: 13-15

 

General conversation/30

2 topics not covered in photo card: F: 3-5 minutes/ H: 5 to 7 minutes

  1. Communication: 10 points :L1 to 5
  2. Range & accuracy: L1 to 5
  3. Pronunciation: L1 to 5
  4. Spontaneity & Fluency: L1 to 5