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Key Stage 4 French

Syllabus: GCSE French

Course Code: AQA 8658


Course overview

The aim of the course is to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the French language as well as their language learning skills and cultural awareness.

Course content

The themes covered are:

  • Lifestyle
  • Leisure
  • Holidays
  • Home and Environment
  • Work and Education

These themes are made up of topics designed to provide students with language that can be used to communicate in practical situations when encountering people in countries/communities where the French language is spoken. Implicit in the teaching and learning of the above topics is the use of each of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.


  • Unit 1:  Listening (25%)
  • Unit 2:  Reading (25%)
  • Unit 3:  Speaking (25%)
  • Unit 4:  Writing (25%)