Build up your repertoire of strategies to teach exam skills and knowledge for Paper 2-Literature-of the AQA A Level French exam (also useful for AQA AS Level French).

This webinar includes a set of notes and resources which will be sent in advance to enable you to identify possible questions about the teaching of Literature as well as share with colleagues to help improve pupils’ exam preparation and revision. While the focus is on AQA assessment materials, this course may be beneficial to teachers of all exam boards.

This interactive webinar will focus on the most challenging areas of teaching literature for Paper 2 including:

  • Writing clearly structured and grammatically accurate essays about a work of literature (Specific examples will be given about “L’étranger” by Albert Camus)
  • Strategies to meet Examiners’ expectations and gain the highest AO3 (language) and AO4 (knowledge and cultural understanding) marks for the literature essay
  • Developing the range of lexis and structures used in literature essays
  • Teaching knowledge and understanding of culture through the study of literature work
  • Guiding pupils on responding critically and analytically to the questions on literature work.

Can be bought with AQA A Level French Paper 2: Film (Expert series) webinar for £200.


  • Identifying exam techniques to support your pupils to achieve the very best result
  • Gaining a deep understanding of the marking scheme and how to achieve the highest scores in Paper 2
  • Develop a range of strategies to enable your pupils to produce high quality answers
  • Deepen your understanding of what makes top mark band essays in terms of content and language
  • Best practice guidance from an experienced A Level teacher and native French speaker
  • A set of notes and resources that you will be able to use immediately to support the teaching of your chosen literature work in the classroom
DATE & LOCATION  Online | Friday 02 July 2021 (4.00 – 5.00pm)
  • All A Level Teacher of French
  • Heads of French
  • Heads of MFL
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


Introduction, welcome and sound check

Teaching to plan effective answers to literature essay questions

  • Criteria to choose the most appropriate question
  • Selecting suitable examples from the book studied
  • Maximising time spent on detailed plan

Tips and hints for maximising marks for content

  • Understanding the content requirements for the literature essay questions
  • Maximising marks for analytical and critical thinking
  • Presenting content in a clear and structured way

Activity: L’étranger (1)

  • Analysing student responses: L’étranger Literature essay questions
  • Identifying essay features leading to high marks for content
  • Teaching language features to enhance your pupils’ literature essay

Activity: L’étranger (2)

  • Common features of the literature essay questions
  • Tips for success: Demonstrating critical and analytical thought
  • Teaching pupils to proofread their work for a wide range of structures and high grammatical accuracy

Activity: Planning and Feedback

  • Guiding outline planning and providing feedback for literature essays (specific examples will be provided for L’étranger).


Isabelle Jones

Isabelle Jones is a highly experienced teacher and leader in Foreign Languages, she has worked in a range of schools, facing the full breadth of challenges facing the teachers today. Isabelle has delivered Professional Development in a range of settings including for the ALL, schools and universities. She has been involved in reviewing and authoring a number of textbooks, magazines and online materials such as the OUP French GCSE textbook, BBC bitesize and MGP. Isabelle has also been a contributor to the TES and the Guardian and currently blogs at isabellejones.blogspot.com