French IGCSE Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge

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French IGCSE Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge
French IGCSE Distance Learning Course by Oxbridge


Fuel your linguistic ambitions and elevate your fluency in French with our online Edexcel French IGCSE course. Whether you're preparing for A-Level study, planning to navigate foreign territories, or aspiring to make a splash in global business, this course equips you with the skills to communicate effectively and comprehend French with finesse. Enjoy the freedom to explore various topics like lifestyle, holidays, and environmental issues, with the personal attention and limitless assistance of your dedicated tutor.

This course empowers you to articulate your thoughts spontaneously, listen to French dialogue, and write with confidence, all in a coherent and fluent manner. Recognise the prestige of being multilingual, a skill cherished by universities, employers, and a multitude of professions such as journalism, marketing, teaching, law enforcement, and many more!

Our uniquely designed Edexcel IGCSE course allows you to study online at your own pace, with well-structured topics for efficient learning. Your tutor will offer valuable feedback on assignments and guidance throughout your studies to ensure your exam success.

With this IGCSE French course, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Course material aligned with the latest specifications, offering engaging and dynamic content.
  • Option for fast track study for 2022 exams.
  • Access to our partnered network of exam centres (exam venue guaranteed).
  • Unending tutor support to help devise your study plan and throughout your studies.
  • Exam pass guarantee (Should you fail the first time, our support continues till you pass).

French, the UK's most chosen second language, can be mastered right from the comfort of your home through this IGCSE course, which focuses on both spoken and written aspects.

 About the awarding body

  • Awarding body: Edexcel
  • Our course code: X811
  • Qualification code: 4FR1
  • Official Qualification Title: IGCSE French

Edexcel, the UK's largest awarding organisation, has been steering individuals towards success through education for nearly two decades, both in the UK and overseas. It is a globally recognised education and examination body.

⏱ Study Hours

Allocate between 120 and 150 hours for studying, plus additional time for completing assignments.

👩‍🏫 Study Method

Our interactive online learning platform delivers the course, offering diverse resources such as videos, quizzes, and interactive activities. Should you prefer, the learning materials can be printed.

📆 Course Duration

Upon enrolment, you are given up to two years to complete your studies and exams, with continuous tutor support.

📋 Assessment

Enrolment for examinations is open from Summer 2022.

You’ll need to complete two standard IGCSE written exams and one speaking assessment.


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

Questions in the exam will be multiple-choice, structured, closed short answer, and open response. Your exam centre will be arranged at one of our partnered locations across the UK.


Throughout the course, various assignments will be required. These assignments will not contribute towards your final grade but will allow your tutor to provide feedback and track your progress. These assignments will also be used to provide predicted grades if needed.

👩‍🎓 Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion, you will be awarded an IGC

SE in French by Edexcel. This syllabus (4FR1) is specially chosen due to its suitability for distance learning.

ℹ️ Additional Information

Official Qualification Title - IGCSE French

Difficulty - Level 2

Entry requirements - It is highly recommended that you possess a fundamental understanding of French before embarking on this course.

Course Content

The course content spans across various topics such as home life, school environment, food and health, the media, family, friends, holidays, special occasions, daily life, environmental issues, traditions, education, and future plans. You will also be guided on how to prepare for your speaking, listening, reading, and writing assessments.


  • On-Demand Course

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are the there any additional costs?

    You will need to pay separately for your final examinations.

  • Are there any exam fees?

    Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.

  • Is there a required reading list?

    This course is self-contained so no additional textbooks are required. The course comes with active e-book versions of the following texts which are included free on your course: French for Edexcel International GCSE (Second Edition), S Chevrier-Clarke, JC Gilles, K Harrington, W O'Mahony, V March, K Thathapudi and J Witt, Hodder Education 2017

  • Where can I sit my exams?

    We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

  • Is this the same qualification as from a traditional School or College?

    Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

  • Tell me about my Tutor Support?
    You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide that will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.
  • What do I do if I still have questions?
    Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!
  • What if I live outside the UK?

    That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

About Oxbridge


Home learning should be just as fun and rewarding as it is enlightening and educational. That’s why we design our courses through the eyes of the learner, to best suit your preferences and requirements. Studying with award-winning course materials and unlimited tutor support, you’ll graduate with a fully accredited qualification that will fulfil all your career and aspirational needs.

 We have a 97% A-level pass rate, with 33% of all Oxbridge students achieving A or above

 Based in the UK but teaching students all over the world, we push the boundaries of education to ensure our services are at the forefront of distance learning. We work with renowned Awarding Bodies to secure fully accredited qualifications and have some of the best designers producing award-winning learning materials.

From your first enquiry, we provide specialist advice to identify the most relevant course for you to reach your personal or professional goals. Once enrolled, you’ll have access to your course in any format you prefer, whether that’s online or paper-based. Our dedicated team is 100% committed to helping you because we care about making a difference. There’s a reason we have a 97% pass rate and 5* Gold Trust Feefo Award.

The Distance Learning Experience

We know you’re busy and have all kinds of commitments. That's why distance learning is designed to work on your terms, around your life, and courses are adapted to suit your personal learning style.

You can study at your own pace. Work in any location. Learn in any format on any device. Arrange a call with tutors whenever you need to chat. With no rigid timescales, no classrooms, and no fighting for your tutor’s attention, it’s personal 1-to-1 support.

Whether you’re a mum of two, working nightshifts or newly retired, Oxbridge can help you get the education and skills needed to transform your life. You’ll have unlimited tutor support from subject experts. They’re knowledgeable educators who are always ready to answer your questions and support you every step of the way.

Proud Members of the Association of Distance Learning Colleges

As a member of the Association of Distance Learning Colleges, we formally comply to a Code of Ethics, which in turn, promises our learners a high standard learning experience.

We’ve pledged to ensure that the information we provide about career guidance or prospective studies is accurate, and the advice we give is in your best interest. Our membership allows us to officially uphold this promise to you.

We follow all academic guidelines to provide high-quality learning materials, alongside unlimited tutor support, to ensure your learning experience with Oxbridge is a success. As a member, we not only comply, but aim to go above and beyond these standards to empower every learner to transform their lives through distance education.


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