Upper School (IGCSEs)

IGCSE French


The International GCSE syllabus at our online school is great for learners who want to learn about the French language and culture. Students will quickly be able to speak and understand French in a variety of common communication scenarios – see course content below. The teaching and learning is focused on the language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as students progress through their studies.

The course will also offer insights into the culture and civilisation of countries where French is spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of foreign languages. The course is also the perfect preparation for further study at A Level.


Teacher assessments are continuous during LIVE TAUGHT lessons, marking of coursework and assignments and summative tests.


Homework will be given at the end of each week, usually in the form of speaking, listening, and writing exercises.


Parents have 24 /7 access to all of their student’s coursework. Teachers are available during term times to discuss student progress.

The syllabus content is organised around five broad Topic areas which provide contexts for the acquisition of vocabulary and the study of grammar and structures.

The course comprises 5 core topics designed to ensure students learn key vocabulary that is useful in everyday life contexts.

The 5 topics are:

  • Everyday activities
  • Personal and social life
  • The world around us
  • The world of work
  • The international world

To pass the course candidates must succeed in 4 assessment areas:

  • Paper 1. Listening
  • Paper 2. Reading
  • Paper 3. Speaking
  • Paper 4. Writing

Parents are responsible for arranging their child’s examinations at their local registered examination centre. Cambridge Home School students study from every part of the globe and so it is not practical for the school to offer a single venue to sit examinations.. Consequently Cambridge Home School is not registered with Cambridge International Examinations but has partnerships with examination centres registered with Cambridge International Examinations, Edexcel, OCR, AQA and will support students in locating a suitable venue for sitting their written and practical examinations.

Recorded lessons produced by Cambridge Home School based in Cambridge UK – probably the best online school in the UK

The Teacher

Mr. Thillet is a native French speaker and a highly experienced teacher of French at Lower school, IGCSE and A Level. His passion for his mother tongue and his country is infectious and his pupils quickly share this. Mr. Thillet is very friendly and approachable and he immediately puts even the most self-conscious pupils at ease with speaking French. Students quickly gain confidence and go on to attain impressive grades in examinations.

mr. thillet chs french teacher

How to apply

Our school is nearly always full, with very few school places!

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