Assessment Specifications

Level 1 French 2017

General information

Domain

French

Mode of Assessment

Written Examination

Standards

90878  90881

Information relating to both external achievement standards

Instructions will be in English. Titles will be in English and French. Questions will be in English.

Candidates are expected to be able to recognise:

  • where a noun, adverb, or adjective can easily be constructed from the verb, or vice versa
  • obvious loan words
  • numbers and dates
  • structural words such as articles, pronouns, and prepositions.

Words in the texts that are not in the NCEA Level 1 French Appendix for external assessment (PDF, 251KB) will be glossed only if they are essential to understanding of the texts and answering of the questions.

Texts will relate to basic personal information and past, present, and/or future experiences.

Specific information for individual external achievement standards

Standard

90878

Title

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken French texts on areas of most immediate relevance

Version

2

Number of credits

5

Format of the assessment

Candidates will listen and respond to recordings of up to 4 spoken texts, which they will hear as a whole and in sections, with a pause after each section.

As candidates listen, they may make notes in the listening notes boxes provided. Before each spoken text begins, they will have 30 seconds per question to preview the questions. At the end of each text, they will have time to review their notes and answers.

The total duration of the recordings will be up to 45 minutes.



Standard

90881

Title

Demonstrate understanding of a variety of French texts on areas of most immediate relevance

Version

2

Number of credits

5

Format of the assessment

Candidates will read and respond to up to 4 written texts representative of different text types in a resource booklet.

French subject page 2017 Examination timetable

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