Level 3 French

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs H. Drabble

The standards offered in this course may be altered at the discretion of the Head of Department.

In this course students learn to communicate about current issues in the wider world such as multi-cultural society, the environment, contemporary social concerns, ethical issues and education and life decisions which affect young people both in New Zealand and French speaking societies. Students will build on their previous knowledge, becoming more independent in their learning and are expected to develop their mastery of language skills to a more advanced level.

Course Overview

Term 1
Topics covered: Education in France, My future - aspirations and possible future careers, the environment. Grammar: Revision of the future and conditional tenses, subjunctive, passive voice.

Term 2
Topics covered: Immigration, integration, racism, social problems. Grammar: Indirect speech, demonstrative and possessive pronouns, perfect subjunctive, conditional perfect, comparative and superlative adjectives.

Term 3
Topics covered: Regions of France, history of France, French politics. Grammar: Infinitive constructions, future tense of the passive voice, present participles, inverted verbs.

Term 4
Grammar revision and practice of skills for external listening and reading exam.

Recommended Prior Learning

A minimum of 3 standards achieved in Level 2 French (at least 2 in the Entrance Examination, plus 1 Internal Assessment Standard OR at least 2 Internal Assessment Standards plus 1 in the Entrance Examination)

Credit Information
Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91543 v2 French 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken French texts
A.S. 91544 v1 French 3.2 - Give a clear spoken presentation in French that communicates a critical response to stimulus material
A.S. 91546 v1 French 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual French texts
A.S. 91547 v1 French 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear French to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 18

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.


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You may apply for an exemption if you do not meet the prerequisites of a course or if the course requires this for entry

Standards offered can be altered at the discretion of the HOF or HOD of the Department

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