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Year 3-10 Poetry Recital   |  Year 11 & 12 Oral Exam   |   Year 9-12 Written Exam

2024 enrolments have closed.

No more enrolments will be taken.
If you've missed out, there's always next year!

See dates below !

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Marking criteria

Year 3-10 Year 3-10     Year 11-12 Year 11-12



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2024 Important Dates


Oral Assessment Periods
Year 3-10 1st May - 24 May 2024
Year 11-12 22 July - 16 August 2024


Enrolment deadlines
Year 3-10 28 March 2024 (extended to 19 April midnight)
Year 11-12 28 March 2024 (extended to 19 April midnight)


Written tests returned by 
Year 9-10 31 May 2024
Year 11-12 31 July 2024


Results announced
Year 3-8 Announced by email June 3rd to teacher coordinating the competition within the school
Year 9-10 Announced by email June 3rd to teacher coordinating the competition within the school
Year 11-12 Announced by email 29th August to teacher coordinating the competition within the school


FINALS dates 
Year 3-6 16 June 2024
Year 7-8 23 June 2024
Year 9-10 28 July 2024
Year 11-12 15 September 2024


WINNERS ANNOUNCED 9 October 2024


Awards Ceremony 26 November 2024 



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The following participation instructions are for schools & teachers.


Year 3-10 Poetry Recital

Assessment Period : Wednesday 1st May to Friday 24th May

Participation

The following options are available for years 3-10 students to participate in 2024.

Option A

Option B

Enrolment

Assessment & Results

Assessment Period : Wednesday 1st May to Friday 24th May

The examiners assess all participants using the same assessment criteria and select finalists.
Results and individual time slots for finalists will be sent to the teacher/independent candidate.

Important note: All AFM employees have valid Working with Children Check Cards; have completed the State Government required Training - Protecting children - Mandatory reporting and other obligations and are bound to the AFM Child Safety Policy. Copies of these will be provided to the school upon request.

Finals

The Y3-8 finals will take place in Term 2, on-line via ZOOM meetings.

The dates and times of the finals cannot be changed.

Finalists will recite by heart their poem on-line before two judges.

Winners

Winners will be announced on the Alliance Française de Melbourne website and an Awards Ceremony will be held at the end of the year.



Year 11 & 12 Oral Exam

Assessment Period : Monday 22nd July to Friday 16th August


Participation

Students will be assessed on-line via ZOOM at school.

The teacher will receive an invitation to join a ZOOM meeting hosted by the AFM.

When more than 40 students participating from the same campus, it may be possible for examiners to visit the school and assess students in person.  Please contact the co-ordinator: competition@afmelbourne.com.au

Enrolment

Assessments & Results

Assessment Period : Monday 22nd July to Friday 16th August 

The examiners will assess all participants using the same assessment criteria and select finalists. 
Results and individual time slots for finalists will be sent to the teacher. The dates and times of the finals cannot be changed.

Important note: All AFM employees have valid Working with Children Check Cards; have completed the State Government required Training - Protecting children - Mandatory reporting and other obligations and are bound to the AFM Child Safety Policy. Copies of these will be provided to the school upon request.

Finals

The Y9-12 finals will take place in Term 3, on-line via ZOOM meetings.

The dates and times of the finals cannot be changed.

The final assessment consists of 2 examiners asking general conversation questions related to the student’s personal world and their interactions with the French language and culture as a learner.

Winners 

Winners will be announced on the Alliance Française de Melbourne website and an Awards Ceremony will be held at the end of the year.


Year 9-12 Written Exams


Participation

The written exams must be conducted under exam conditions supervised by a teacher.

The teacher will receive by email the written exam paper (PDF) and audio track:

YEARS 9 & 10 : Wednesday 1 May

YEARS 11 & 12 : Sunday 12 May

Please print the number of exam papers required and have your students sit the exam in one session.

A dictionary (hard copy) is permitted.

Send/deliver * completed written exams to:

Berthe Mouchette Competition Coordinator
Alliance française de Melbourne
Level 13/55 Swanston St
Melbourne, 3000

* electronic copies of exams are also accepted.

Please contact the co-ordinator for a link to upload electronic exams: competition@afmelbourne.com.au

Deadlines for receipt of written exams:  

Years 9-10: 31 May 2024

Years 11-12: 31 July 2024

Exam papers received after the deadline will be assessed & certificate issued, however these partcipants cannot proceed to the finals.