GCSE French

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Exams from: June 2018
  • Specification code: 8658
  • QAN code: 601/8157/6

We have worked closely with teachers to ensure our GCSE French specification will stimulate and motivate your students.

We’ve included a range of topics to cater for your needs. There are topics that will be familiar, as well as new ones that will inspire students who are interested in the culture of France and French-speaking communities and countries.

We’re also creating a great range of free resources to help you plan, teach and assess the new specification.

Specification

Specification at a glance

Sample papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources

Plan

8

Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources

Teach

40

Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources

Assess

69

Prepare your students for assessment. Specimen and past papers, mark schemes, example answers.

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 27 March 2019 GCSE French speaking test 8658/SF preliminary materials issued to Examination Officers only from 27 March. Available on Secure Key Materials at aqa.org.uk and dispatched as paper copy from actual entries early/mid March. Tests must be conducted in 5 weeks chosen by each school/college between 1 April and 17 May. Not available to teachers and AQA staff via Secure Key Materials at aqa.org.uk until 18 May
  • 27 March 2019 GCSE French speaking test 8658/SH preliminary materials issued to Examination Officers only from 27 March. Available on Secure Key Materials at aqa.org.uk and dispatched as paper copy from actual entries early/mid March. Tests must be conducted in 5 weeks chosen by each school/college between 1 April and 17 May. Not available to teachers and AQA staff via Secure Key Materials at aqa.org.uk until 18 May
  • 14 May 2019 Exam for GCSE French Paper 3 (8658/RF)
    Series: June 2019
    Start time: am
    Duration: 45m

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I believe AQA has worked diligently to digest the regulatory requirements and develop a specification that is fit for purpose to suit the needs of UK students.

Leigh Milkamanavicius, Director of Languages, Walsall Academy

Leigh Milkamanavicius

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