IGCSE French


Study online GCSE French (with optional exams) at Upskill Online UK and get a support and accountability coach in addition to your tutor. This is the same GCSE studied in any school or college and is internationally recognised. With a 98% pass rate, and extra support – you can be confident you will pass this exam.


Study this IGCSE French course entirely online to achieve this credible qualification. IGCSE French, known as the language of love is desirable to enter most professions including Teaching, Tourism, Journalism and Marketing to name a few. Strengthen your communication skills and cement your knowledge in French including written, verbal, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. Learn how to effectively communicate and converse in French. This fun and rewarding course will show employers and educators that you have the necessary skills and qualifications to build upon. You can be confident you will achieve this with a 98% pass rate last year.

Upskill Online UK offers you a support and accountability coach in addition to your course tutor along with a highway to success plan for you to follow giving you excellent value for money.

IGCSE French is internationally recognised in other countries as well as the UK. You can use this qualification towards University entry.

  • Accredited qualification awarded by Edexcel
  • Can be fast tracked to complete in one year or two
  • You can include exams at your nearest centre
  • Full support around your course and guidance for your future plans

Course Units

  • Unit 1 – Home and School
  • Unit 2 – Food, Health and the Media
  • Unit 3 – Family and Friends
  • Unit 4 – Holidays and Special Occasions
  • Unit 5 – Daily Life
  • Unit 6 – The Environment
  • Unit 7 – Customs and Childhood
  • Unit 8 – Education and Future Plans
  • Unit 9 – Preparing for Paper 3: Speaking
  • Unit 10 – Preparing for Papers 1 and 2: Listening and Reading and Writing

Syllabus (4FR1Click here for full course content

Awarding Body

Edexcel is the worlds leading awarding organisation specialising in GCSEA Levels and Vocational courses and upskilling learners around the world.

edexcel upskill online uk

Course Assessment

You will be required to sit two paper based written exams and one speaking and listening assessment for IGCSE French. Each paper makes up a percentage of your overall IGCSE qualification as set out below:

    • Paper 1 Listening: 30-minute written exam – 25% of IGCSE – 40 marks.
    • Paper 2 Reading and writing: 1 hour 45 minute written exam – 50% of IGCSE – 80 marks.
    • Paper 3 Speaking: 8-10 minute spoken exam – 25% of IGCSE – 40 marks.

We can offer you a guaranteed exam space at one of our exam centres it the UK when you choose to study this IGCSE French course with us at Upskill Online UK. Alternatively, you may choose to organise and book your own exams.

During the course, you will be required to complete learning activities, tests or assignments to show your knowledge and understanding of the units you have just learned. They do not count towards your overall IGCSE French qualification. They are marked by your course tutor and feedback will be provided with each completed unit.


Upskill Online UK have a national network of UK GCSEA Levels and Functional Skills exam centres and provide our students with guaranteed exam spaces offered at a discounted rate exclusive to our learners only. We can also book late entries and re-takes. Exams for IGCSE French are £311 with Upskill Online UK. Please select ‘Yes’ on enrolment form when asked, if you want to book your exams with us.

Course Outcome

When you have completed this course, you will achieve an Edexcel IGCSE French qualification Specification (4FR1). This is a level 2 qualification.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however we recommend that you have a basic understanding of French before enrolling on this course.


8 – 24 months

Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

150 hours

What Next?

After you’ve completed this IGCSE French course, you could progress onto A Level French, or apply for jobs in a variety of settings or sectors including:

  • Tourism
  • Marketing
  • Customer Service


The IGCSE French course is popular with home school pupils. You will receive qualified Tutor support, as well as your very own Upskill Online UK personal mentor and accountability coach, to help keep you motivated and on track with accountability sessions. We will also help you to plan the next steps in your personal, academic or professional journey and provide your very own roadmap to success. You get the complete package all in one place with us here at Upskill Online UK, where learning is earning for life.

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