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GCSE resources on frenchteacher



There was a time when frenchteacher.net was best known for its A-level resources, but each time I have carried out a subscriber survey, the usage of the Y10-11 pages has risen. In the latest survey it appeared that the GCSE page is accessed roughly as many times as the A-level page.

So, in case you don't know my site (which is extraordinarily good value at £25 for over 1750 accurate resources!), here is a summary of what you can find for your Y10-11 pupils. Don't forget that all resources are in Word and therefore editable, e.g. you can add your own school logo or departmental identity as long as the original source is identified and not shared with other institutions. You'll also find that there plenty of resources on the y8-9mpages which might work well with your y10-11 classes, depending on their attainment.

1.  Grammar worksheets

These cover the main aspects of grammar you would expect to cover and can be supplemented by the numerous sheets form the Y8-9 pages. My surveys show that grammar worksheets remain popular (41 resources).

2.  Texts with exercises

These cover a wide range of topics, some of them GCSE-related, others just chosen for their interesting content. I often argue that you can use texts covering non-GCSE topics because much language is transferable across topics anyway. texts are categorised by topic and include examples of short literary extracts à la GCSE. Exercises include jigsaw reading, comprehension, gap-fill, true-false, multi-choice and more (100 resources).

3.  30 minute listening tasks

These are ready-made, zero preparation lessons designed for Foundation or Higher Tier. Texts can be read aloud or recorded (15 resources).

4.  Audio listening

These worksheets are linked to online sources, notably audio-lingua.eu. They are divided into those suitable for Foundation and those suited to Higher Tier. They all relate to GCSE themes. (20 resources).

5.  Video listening

These worksheets link to online video sources of various types, including cartoons (e.g. Peppa Pig), easier 1jour1question videos and other online videos chosen for their interest and accessibility.

6.  Exam preparation resources

These are divided by tier and include knowledge organisers, photo cards, role plays, translations, full reading papers, essay-writing guides, conversation booklets and conversation board games. Some resources are in booklet form (27 resources) .

7.  Vocabulary

Worksheets include crosswords, vocab lists and code-breakers (49 resources).

8.  Grammar notes

There is a short set of grammar handouts for reference. Areas covered include negatives, adjectives, adverbs, verb tenses, relative pronouns, direct and indirect object pronouns (13 resources).

9.  Parallel reading

These interesting texts are juxtaposed with their English translations then supported by exercises. Topics include super heroes, zombies, dogs that can detect cancer and Islamic state (10 resources).

10.  Translations into French

These appear to be popular with subscribers. They include paragraphs and hundreds of individual sentences. They also include my "Google Translate beaters" which feature parallel gapped texts (6 booklet resources).

11.  Sentence builder frames These cover GCSE themes, come with a suggested teaching sequence and scaffolded, gapped versions of each grid (10 resources).

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