Edexcel A level French (2016)

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Here, you'll find everything you need to prepare for the changes to AS and A level French from 2016, including our accredited specifications and sample assessment materials.

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A range of online and face to face support will be available, plus free materials to help teachers take a holistic approach to incorporating culture and literature into the A level course.

Popular themes that are relevant for AS and A level study and link with the target language communities.

Clear and precise mark schemes and support to understand the standards required at each band. 

Builds on GCSE content and gives students the opportunity to use important skills such as critical analysis. 

Specifications

Specifications

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) French draft specification
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Qualification type:
Advanced Subsidiary General Certificate of Education (AS)
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Subject:
French
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2016
First assessment:
2017

Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Spanish draft specification
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Qualification type:
Advanced General Certificate of Education (A level)
Level:
Level 3
Accreditation status:
Accredited
Subject:
French
Availability:
UK and international
First teaching:
2016
First assessment:
2018
About AS and A level languages reforms

About AS and A level languages reforms

Changes to specifications

The following changes will apply to all awarding organisations' specifications:

  • Standalone AS qualification (no longer counting towards the A level). A levels will now be fully linear, with students sitting their exams at the end of the two-year course. AS students can go on to take the A level in year 2, but the AS qualification will not count towards the A level.
  • Set literature at A level (choice of text or film at AS). All assessed through a target language essay.
  • Independent research project at A level assessed within the speaking exam.
  • Compulsory themes: social issues and trends, political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture.
  • New Assessment Objective around knowledge and understanding of the target language culture - students will need to demonstrate this in the Edexcel specification in the speaking and writing components.
 

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For more information as we develop this qualification, sign up for emails or follow languages subject adviser Alistair Drewery on Twitter to make sure you’re up to date with the latest news. 

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New MFL Edexcel AS and A levels for 2016

Alistair Drewerey, MFL subject advisor, talks about the new MFL Edexcel AS and A levels for 2016.
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We're holding free Getting Ready To Teach events to give teachers and heads of department the chance to find out more about our new AS and A levels and gain ideas for teaching strategies.

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(If you don’t have an Edexcel Online account, you can book by emailing us at trainingbookings@pearson.com.)

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