Edexcel scheme of work for French AS and A2 examinations.
This Scheme of Work represents a possible guide for teachers and is based around the following Edexcel-approved materials :
Edexcel AS French Bell and McLachlan Heinemann 2008 Student’s Book ( referred to below as SB )
Edexcel AS French Sauvain and Talon Heinemann 2008 Teacher’s Guide ( referred to below as TG )
Edexcel A2 French McLachlan Heinemann 2009 Student’s Book
Edexcel A2 French Irving Heinemann 2009 Teacher’s Guide
Edexcel A Level French Grammar Practice Jacob and Schofield Heinemann 2008 ( referred to below as GP )
Edexcel A Level French Assessment Pack Johnson Heinemann 2008
Other authentic resources and multi-media can be incorporated into lessons, where appropriate. It is recognised that material resources will vary greatly from centre to centre, as will extra teaching assistance in the form of native-speaker Assistants etc. Independent learning activities, conducted in the student’s own time, can also be encouraged.
The intention at AS for the oral component is that students should choose their own focus of study from any of the four General Topic Areas, according to their own preferences. This proves difficult if a purely linear approach is adopted, since students have commonly only covered a couple of Topic Areas by the time they are required to make a definitive choice. Student personal choice is thus limited. This Scheme of Work attempts to maximise the choice by having two Topic Areas taught simultaneously, so that by the time options are taken up students will have been exposed to a good amount of all Topic Areas and will have more options from which they can choose. The Scheme of Work begins with a transition period which in itself gives a taste of all four Topic Areas. Only three weeks have been allotted to this transition period since, at the beginning of a course, students are felt to want to get into the course itself. If it is considered desirable, a little more time can be devoted to this and the programme can be pushed forward by the extra amount of time. In the second half of the programme the opportunity should be given to practise for the specific Topic Area selected for the oral test. The Scheme of Work is based on a team-teaching model in which two teachers are involved. If only one teacher is deployed, the model could still be practised by the teacher assuming both roles and, if a linear approach is favoured, the four modules could simply be covered in order. If it is felt undesirable for one teacher to deal with only two Topic Areas throughout the year, the two tutors can swap at the half-way stage. It should not be felt that a linear approach is considered less appropriate and if a centre finds this easier to manage, it is perfectly acceptable.
T = Teacher W = Week
Introduction to Youth Culture : Personal Details
Youth Culture : Technology
Discussion of priorities/ambitions.
Revision of articles, use of the infinitive.
Learn and use the language of IT
Revision of regular present tense
Discussion of what is important to individuals
Write a paragraph on personal hopes and ambitions.
Pick out key words and synonyms
Comprehension and discussion on the uses of IT
Oral presentation on use of the computer
SB Pp. 6-7
GP Pp.4-5, 12-13.
SB Pp. 8-9
TG Pp. 10-11
GP Pp. 8-9
Youth Culture : Fashion
Lifestyle : Sport
Discussion of fashion
Learn and use sporting vocabulary
Talk about the ability to practise a range of sports
Appreciate different registers
Revision of the present tense of common irregular verbs
Describe clothes and appearance in speech and writing
Understand and discuss sporting activities