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GCSE French Student Conference

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This NEW conference will provide students with a motivational informative and valuable revision day on GCSE French. The day is specially designed by current senior examiners, who will give expert advice, guidance, examples, focusing on the key points to maximise students’ exam achievements. This conference is targeted at AQA and Edexcel GCSE students.


  • Boost your students’ performance in key areas of GCSE French with a summary of the learning from the past two years
  • Hear from current examiners who will inspire your students with advice from their own perspective.
  • Learn the common pitfalls and how to avoid these.
  • Interactive, fast-paced day with student participation throughout
  • Take home a full set of revision notes written by senior examiners
  • Be inspired by an impressive, motivational and valuable session


Welcome and Introduction

10.00 – 10.10am

Quick-fire warm-up quiz

10.10 – 10.20am

Paper 1 – How to score high marks in Listening

10.40 – 11.20am
  • Understand exactly how the questions work- dissecting what the examiners are looking for and dispelling any common misunderstandings.
  • Don’t get caught out by distractors
  • Crucial vocabulary and how to make sure you know it

Break – Submit your questions for the experts

11.20 – 11.40am

Workshop: Now let’s practise: Paper 1

11.40 – 12.20pm
  • How to make the most of the 5 minutes’ reading time
  • Student activity: Now use what you have just learnt
  • Preparing to answer
  • Student activity: Now use what you have just learnt

Translation – Grammar – Vocabulary

12.20 – 12.50pm
  • Student activity: Interactive Pair-work translation activities
  • Grammar pitfalls – what is wrong and why?
  • Active vocabulary learning: techniques that work


12.50 – 1.20pm

Question box: A prize is awarded for the best question

● A prize is awarded for the best question 12.50 – 1.00pm

Papers 3 – Boosting French reading skills

1.30 – 2.00pm
  • Getting underneath the surface of the questions – what the examiners are really looking for?
  • Making sure you do what the instructions tell you
  • Vocabulary connections
  • Student activity: Read and respond
  • Student activity: See what a good answer looks like and identify the reasons why it was highly graded

Paper 4: Showcasing your writing skills

2.00 – 2.30pm
  • The shorter writing tasks: what the examiners expect to see and how to ensure that this is what you put in.
  • The extended writing tasks: what the examiners want and how to meet this
  • Using wide-ranging vocabulary to make your writing more interesting
  • Student activity: Which is the best? Student marking exercise
  • Complexity is the key – how to make writing better not longer

The speaking element

2.30 – 3.00pm
  • Top tips from the examiners, with student exercises to show these work

Final Top Tips

3.00 – 3.15pm
  • Key points from each of the keynote presenters on how to improve your final grade


Our In-School student revision conferences can be tailored to suit your needs and priorities. The final cost will be confirmed once your requirements have been discussed with our team. To enquire or for further information, please email:

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