Burnside High School Burnside High School

NCEA Level 3 French

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Boyle-Curnow.

Recommended Prior Learning

14 credits in NCEA Level Two French, or HOD approval

13FRE - French

At this level, oral and written confidence and accuracy, cultural awareness and depth of thinking become evident in students’ work. Students are capable of discussing more complex issues in thematic studies and literature.

The language skills practised include developing an argument, communicating certainty and doubt, and responding to selected literary texts.

The students can sit a French International qualification - DELF- which is globally recognised and valid for their lifetime. 

We travel to Onuku marae with the senoir Te Reo Maori classes, to study the French and Maori history and culture of the area in the 1840s. The students stay on the marae, take part in  masterchef cuisine competition and an amazing race around Akaroa. 

Topics studied:

  • Youth
  • Immigration
  • Environment
  • Politics
  • History
  • Your future 
  • le Petit Prince
  • Amelie (film)

N.B. You can choose either the interaction or the spoken presentation standards

Learning Areas:


Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

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