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GCSE French AQA certificate

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by Maxomtb, Aug 29, 2014.

  1. gregcolin

    gregcolin New commenter

    Same here!
     
  2. vacherin

    vacherin New commenter

    All still going well here with pleasant, please students and teachers who feel that they are actually teaching again!
     
  3. vacherin

    vacherin New commenter

    Rather than preparing CAs that is!
     
  4. gregcolin

    gregcolin New commenter

    No problems to date- rather the opposite with well-motivated year 10s not burdened by worry of trying to learn vast quantities of French for speaking or writing tasks. I am actually enjoying my teaching so much more and feel that I am now doing a much better job. Back to the old days in some respects.
     
  5. vacherin

    vacherin New commenter

    I wonder if the reformed gcse assessments willlook anything like the ones we are preparing here?
     
  6. madcatlady

    madcatlady New commenter

    Good question vacherin. We hope so - we much prefer the certificate
     
  7. toadman

    toadman Occasional commenter

    Anyone know or recommend how long to spend on first question on photo card? Just did a practice session with year 10 and some spent 2 mins on it, some 10 seconds?
     
  8. toadman

    toadman Occasional commenter

    That was for Spanish but I guess the question holds good for all languages.
     
  9. gregcolin

    gregcolin New commenter

    I don't think one can be prescriptive as long as the 5 compulsory questions are covered in the stipulated time.
     
  10. I am trying to train mine to say a couple of things about the photo, then we move on. Unsure about asking additional questions on photo card. Any advice?
     
  11. toadman

    toadman Occasional commenter

    The more I see the reform gcse stuff, the more pleased I am to be doing this spec in preparation.
     
  12. toadman

    toadman Occasional commenter

    My only worry is that we might take a hit in results in the certificate as the scores for writing and speaking may be lower than they would have been for CAs?
     
  13. castellano7

    castellano7 New commenter

    Hi, I am teaching a Year 10 French class who are will be taking the AQA IGCSE Certificate next summer (2016). I have looked at the exemplar marked speaking and writing work on the website but I am still a bit concerned that my marks are accurate for the past papers and speaking assessments the pupils have done so far. Would anyone be interested in doing some standardisation over the Internet? We could scan our pupils' writing and send speaking assessments and compare our marks. I would also be interested in sharing resources I have made for this course :)
     
  14. castellano7

    castellano7 New commenter

    *I meant that "my marks are not accurate", sorry!
     
  15. toadman

    toadman Occasional commenter

    Which language?
     
  16. castellano7

    castellano7 New commenter

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