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This syllabus is designed for students who are learning French as a foreign language. The aim is to develop an ability to use the language effectively for purposes of practical communication. The course for first examination in 2019 is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as learners progress through their studies.
The syllabus also aims to 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.
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From 2020 this syllabus will only be available in administrative zones 4 and 5. Check the administrative zones for your school.
We are withdrawing Cambridge O Level French (3015). The last examination for this subject will be June 2024. You may want to consider Cambridge IGCSE French (0520) as a possible alternative. We communicated this withdrawal decision to schools in June 2021. Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge O Level are both internationally recognised qualifications and are equivalent grade for grade. Find out more about the different features of these qualifications here.
For some subjects, the syllabus states that Grade Descriptions will be made available after first assessment in 2020 or 2021.
Publication of grade descriptions for these syllabuses has been delayed. This is to make sure that grade descriptions reflect examination outcomes appropriately and are based on the full range of candidate performance after the 2020 and 2021 series.
From 2020, we have made some changes to the wording and layout of the front covers of our question papers to reflect the new Cambridge International branding and to make instructions clearer for candidates - learn more.
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