13FRE

13 French

Although next year timetables are yet to be finalised, course selection is now finished. Any changes to student courses will now take place in January.

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Miss T. Clarke

Year 13 French


Year 13 is all about justifying and challenging ideas and opinions, and looking at world issues.

In Year 13, we…

  • learn one common French expression every week. e.g. « Se noyer dans un verre d'eau. »
  • regularly read the news in French.
  • continue with French Fridays.
  • produce marketing videos about helping the environment.
  • have a debate around the best form of renewable energy.
  • read a famous French book.
  • have a high enough level of French to write essays and formal letters in French.
  • increase our knowledge of tenses from 10 to 26! (Don't worry, it's much easier than it sounds.)
  • have the opportunity to either take B1 DELF or B2 DELF. B1 is the level required to gain French citizenship and B2 to attend university in France.
  • become more knowledgeable about the world.
  • have 10 fortnightly vocabulary lists. By the end of the year, we will know over 1400 words.
  • learn about issues in the French-speaking world and consider how we can help improve the world.
  • have the opportunity to sit Scholarship French.
  • read French poems and fables.
  • research topics that may or may not challenge our opinions.
  • take a trip to a French café in Newmarket.
  • and tearfully say goodbye to each other in November after 5 years journeying together.

Se noyer dans un verre d'eau



Our topics in Year 13 are:

- Poems and Fables by Jacques Prévert and Jean de La Fontaine.

- The Environment - different types of pollution, small actions to improve it, renewable energy.

- Le Petit Prince by de Saint-Exupéry.

- Immigration and Discrimination - diversity in France, Maghreb migration movements, the Roms, racism and discrimination in the world, in NZ and personal experiences of it.

- Current Events - in France and in the world.


An example of a Year 13 interaction:


Recommended Prior Learning

Year 12 French or equivalent (first half of B1 level on the Common European Framework for Languages).

Course Costs and Equipment/ Stationery requirements

Education Perfect: $23. Our online vocabulary learning tool, is optional, but highly recommended. This is one charge for all languages.

Renash Level 3: $22. This is a book that contains vocabulary and grammar that links to the Year 13 programme. It is a useful tool during writing assessments. This is optional, but recommended.

Description Type Value
Renash Level 3 Voluntary $22.00
Education Perfect Voluntary $23.00
$45.00

Pathway

After Year 13, you can continue to study French at university as a major, a minor, an elective, a certificate or a diploma combined with any degree. You can also continue classes at the Alliance Française, which is all major cities around the world.
Becoming fluent in French is an end in itself but it is also a stepping stone to learning other languages, an invaluable skill to support any career and it's that extra aspect that employers look for in their employees. It enables you to stand out from other candidates. Regardless of your intended career, French will open doors to exciting new opportunities that would not otherwise be available to you. Let's not forget that French is spoken in over 50 countries around the world.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91543 v2
NZQA Info
French 3.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken French texts
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91545 v1
NZQA Info
French 3.3 - Interact clearly using spoken French to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations
6
6
6
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91546 v1
NZQA Info
French 3.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual French texts
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91547 v1
NZQA Info
French 3.5 - Write a variety of text types in clear French to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 21
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 21

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.

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Disclaimer

We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.