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Why Study Cambridge IGCSE French?

Cambridge IGCSE French course is designed for students who are learning French as a foreign language. You will develop an ability to use the language effectively for practical communication. The course is based on the linked language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing, and these are built on as you progress through your studies. The course also aims to offer insight into the culture of countries where French is spoken, thus encouraging positive attitudes towards language learning and towards speakers of other languages. (Cambridge Assessment International Education, n.d.)

Key concepts covered in the course

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking

Prior requirements and hours of study

Cambridge IGCSE French requires about 130 hours of study. The number of hours needed may vary depending on your previous experience of the subject.

We recommend that students starting this course should have studied a modern foreign languages curriculum such as the Cambridge Lower Secondary programme or equivalent national educational framework.



Students studying Cambridge IGCSE French take four papers in a single examination series.

Paper 1 Duration Weighting
Listening 45 minutes 25%
Paper 2 Duration Weighting
Reading 1 hour 25%
Paper 3 Duration Weighting
Speaking 15 minutes 25%
Paper 4 Duration Weighting
Writing 1 hour 25%

Examination Entry

All students who complete the appropriate courses at Cambridge Online Academy are eligible to sit exams like the International GCSEs or A/AS Levels through Cambridge International. But while students can do all of their learning online at home, we cannot administer exams online. To sit exams, students must travel in person to one of 10,000 Cambridge International Exam Centres located in 160 countries around the globe.

But we’re here to help. We’ll provide you with all the necessary exam codes you need to present to the exam centre, and any other pertinent information you need to know to get your child signed up correctly.

Also, as part of the initial information, we provide during the pre-enrolment process, you’ll receive contact information for all the Cambridge International Exam Centres in your area. Once you’ve ensured that the exam centre of your choice offers the specific exam level your child needs, the exam centre will arrange accommodations for your child and give you detailed information on obtaining the results.

Course Fee

The fee for Cambridge International GCSE French can be paid in monthly or termly instalments.

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Cambridge Advanced



To find out more about AS & A Level French, please visit the Cambridge Advanced Curriculum Outline.