Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 1 French

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Boyle-Curnow.

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 French, or HOD approval

NCEA Level 1

At this level students will be assessed in reading and listening skills in the examination at the end of the year and their internal assessment skills are a speaking and writing portfolio. Students will be able to express more complex ideas and information .

The language skills practised include communicating about past events, communicating feelings and opinions, describing and comparing places and people, talking about problems and solutions, expressing intentions and hopes.

The topics covered are:

  •  the social life of an adolescent 
  •  health and fitness
  •  jobs and careers, holidays
  •  happiness, human rights and my priorities.

Oral and written expression are assessed internally during the year, listening and reading skills are assessed in the external examination at the end of the year.

The students can also sit an international French qualification - DELF- which is recognised globally and valid for their lifetime.

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 2 French

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

There is a course contribution of $30 to cover digital resources.
Students are expected to supply their own stationary.