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INTERNATIONAL GCSE FRENCH (IGCSE FRENCH)

ITS Tutorial School has offered top IGCSE French support since 2005. We are the only tutorial school in Hong Kong also licensed to run the International GCSE exams by Pearson. You can take both International GCSE and some GCSE subjects as well. Thousands of students have taken private tuition with our French tutors to date. You can either:



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Why choose ITS for French tuition or full-time study ?
  • Value for money
  • Easy accessibility – all lessons can be taken either here at our school or online
  • Flexible learning – choose when, where and how you learn
  • Individualized for YOU – pick and choose from our add-on services according to your needs
  • Fully qualified and experienced teachers from an official centre
  • Latest specifications – we are an official centre for this qualification
Why study International GCSE French?

Studying a modern language increases your future employability. The skills and rigour involved with studying languages are highly regarded by universities for various courses. Learning French will also enable you to enjoy more books, films and songs in the language which will help to reinforce how much you understand.

This syllabus is designed for students who are learning French as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for 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.

The syllabus also aims to offer insights into the culture of countries where French is spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of other languages.

Why choose to study French?
  • A world language
  • A language for the international job market
  • A language for travel
  • The other language of international relations

Many studies have found that speaking a second language, such as French, is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than those of single language speakers, and these differences offer a number of benefits including:

  • Improved listening skills since the brain has to work harder to distinguish different types of sounds
  • A stronger working memory than those speaking only one language. This helps with mental calculation, reading and other vital skills
  • The ability to switch from one task to another more quickly
  • Being better at your first language. It is said that you can never understand one language until you understand at least two.

These are all quite apart from the benefits of your child immersing themselves in another culture, and of seeing their own culture from the perspective of another.

The IGCSE French language qualification is specifically intended for students whose first language is not French.

The content and assessment approach for this qualification has been designed to meet students’ needs in the following ways.

Topics – the topics (and related texts) used in the reading and writing paper are engaging and suitable for all students, are based on contexts that students are likely to encounter and are diverse in their content. Culturally sensitive and authentic reading and listening texts are used throughout.

Student selected picture – students will select their own picture as part of the speaking examination. This empowers the students to confidently prepare for a topic of their choice, and personalise one element of their examination.

Development of spoken language skills – students are able to develop their understanding of the spoken word through separate speaking and listening components.

Progression to A Level – International GCSEs enable successful progression onto A level and beyond.

What are the prerequisites of this course?

There are no prerequisites, but an I/ GCSE qualification in History would be helpful

For more information on specific university requirements related to A-levels, please see our International GCSE FAQ page.

How is the course structured?

You can find the Edexcel course specification here.

Assessment
Available in January & June

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