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Year 3-10 Poetry Recital Year 3-10 Poetry Recital

Year 9-10 Written Exam Year 9-10 Written Exam


Year 11-12 Oral Exam Year 11-12 Oral Exam

Year 11-12 Written Exam Year 11-12 Written Exam


Year 3-10 Poetry Recital

Students recite one poem from a choice of two for their year level.

The poems MUST be learnt by heart.

The title of the poem and the name of the poet must be cited.

The poem recited MUST be exactly as cited on the Alliance Française de Melbourne website.


Year 9-10 Written Exam

Total Duration 45 minutes (including 5 minutes reading time)

Listening skills
15 minutes

Listening and responding in English ( 15 marks)

2 spoken texts
1 minute pause between each playing
Short answers in English

Reading skills
15 minutes

Reading and responding in English (15 marks)

2 texts totalling a maximum of 250 words.
Short answers in English

Grammar
10 minutes

Multiple choice section in French (10 marks)

Year 11-12 Oral Exam

Performance – 9 minutes total composing TWO parts.

PART ONE General Conversation4 minutes  the examiner asks general conversation questions related to the student’s personal world and their interactions with the French language and culture as a learner.

PART TWO - Discussion  - 5 minutes Student chooses ONE option from - (a) Either recitation of poem  or (b) presentation with a visual in line with VCE format or (c) presentation of an image in line with IB format.

a) The student recites one poem of appropriate year level from the AFM selection and answers questions related to the poem and poet.

OR

b) The candidate announces their chosen subtopic and the supporting visual material they have brought with them for the discussion. The supporting visual material is a requirement. This introductory information will not be assessed. The candidate will be asked questions focusing on the chosen subtopic and the supporting visual material.

OR

c) The student chooses and prepares one of the 5 photos supplied by the AFM. On the day of the examination, the student will give (with or without notes) a brief presentation (1 minute maximum) of their chosen photo by describing it and will answer questions (4 minutes) related to the chosen topic.


Year 11-12 Written Exam

Based on the new VCE 2020 format by VCAA

Total Duration

135 minutes (including 15 minutes reading time)

Section 1
Approx.30 minutes


Listening and responding (20 marks):

PART A – responses in English
PART B – responses in full French Sentences

Section 2
Approx. 40 minutes


Reading, listening and responding (35 marks):

PART A – responses in English
PART B - responses in full French Sentences

Section 3
Approx. 50 minutes

Writing in French (20 marks)

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