Success at writing: GCSE French

Last updated: 22/03/2022
Success at writing: GCSE French
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Designed for AQA's French GCSE (but also relevant to specifications from Edexcel and Eduqas), this pack will equip students with the language and skills they need to tackle their writing exam.

Success at writing offers targeted and differentiated revision for all attainment levels, from grades 9-1. Students can pick and choose the question type they most need to work on and make real progress in a short space of time.

The pack includes activities for each of the question types in the writing exam for Foundation and Higher tiers and features top tips to help students maximise their marks.
 

Key features:

  • activities for each of the question types for Foundation and Higher tiers, including describing a photo, the 40, 90 and 150 word tasks and translation
  • revision of key language, pair work and peer assessment as well as exam practice
  • top tips to ensure success.

This sample from the Success at writing - GCSE French teaching pack shows a student activity targeting the photo description section of the exam. 

1. What’s the weather like?

Any photo taken outside usually gives some indication of what the weather might be like. There are three ways weather sentences can start in French. Categorise the weather words into the correct column and add the English meanings.

 

Il fait …

(+ adjective)

Il y a …

(+ du /de la / des + noun)

Il …

(+ verb)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weather words

du brouillard

gèle

beau

gris

froid

neige

du soleil

des nuages

pleut

du vent

chaud

mauvais

 

Top tips

Students sometimes mix up ‘il fait’ and ‘il faut’ and lose marks on describing the weather. ‘Il faut’ is used with an infinitive to say what you should do, not for the weather!

Success at writing: GCSE French
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This will be brilliant for year 10 during Lockdown, thank you so much.

Lynn Hewitt

29/04/2020

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I have used this with my Year 10 class to work on developing writing skills, an area of weakness. This have been invaluable to me while the schools are closed. Many thanks from a very grateful teacher.

Elizabeth Clarkson

26/03/2020

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I am using the booklet to help my classes improve their grades and so far they made very good progress. I would recommend this resource to other teachers.

Miruna Borundel

17/03/2020

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This will be brilliant for year 10 during Lockdown, thank you so much.

Lynn Hewitt

29/04/2020

5
I have used this with my Year 10 class to work on developing writing skills, an area of weakness. This have been invaluable to me while the schools are closed. Many thanks from a very grateful teacher.

Elizabeth Clarkson

26/03/2020

5
I am using the booklet to help my classes improve their grades and so far they made very good progress. I would recommend this resource to other teachers.

Miruna Borundel

17/03/2020

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