Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 2 French

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Boyle-Curnow.

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in NCEA Level 1 French, or HOD approval

NCEA Level 2

At this level we work on further fluency in oral and written communication and extend the students’ cultural awareness through the introduction of literature and topics of relevance to modern French society. The language skills we practise include giving and responding to advice, approval and disagreement, expressing opinions with reasons and recounting past events.

Listening and Reading skills are assessed in the end of year examination and the internal assessments are speaking and writing portfolios.

 Topics Covered: 

  • Education
  • la Francophonie (French speaking countries)
  • The French exchange 
  • My city
  • The environment
  • Health
  • Les Vacances de Petit Nicholas 

At Year 12 our students can take part in the annual French exchange to Paris for four weeks. We welcome the Parisian students into our class in June/ July and we go to Paris in April.

We also travel to Onuku marae with the senior Te Reo Maori classes to study the history and culture of the French and Maori settlers in this area in the 1840s.

The students can study for an international French qualification - DELF - and sit this examination in August each year. This qualification is recognised globally and is valid for their lifetime.

Learning Areas:



NCEA Level 3 French

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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