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Achieving Success in the AQA French A-Level Speaking Component

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Achieving Success in the AQA French A-Level Speaking Component

Programme Overview
French A-Level AQA Paper 3: Speaking
Delivery ModelOnline sessions
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material.
  • Delegates will also receive a pack with 48 extra Role-Play Cards and 120 extra Photocards to share with their students.
  • AED 500 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • If you would like bespoke in-school training for a larger group of teachers, please contact Rebecca Annand ( who will be able to assist you.
Deadline booking date:
Wednesday 1st November
Training dates and times
Wednesday 22nd & Wednesday 29th November 2023
5pm to 6:30pm UAE Time
Programme breakdown
  • 2 part online training course.
Delivery Method Online.  
Target audience

Languages teachers who wish to get the best possible outcomes from their students.

Aims of the course
  • Session 1: Overview of the examination and Task 1, the Photocard
  • Session 2: How to prepare students effectively for their IRP
Intended outcomes

To deep dive into the requirements of the examination in order to maximise student performance while giving them the confidence to tackle this demanding part of the French examination.

Nik Bernaz

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Nik is a French teacher with 29 years teaching experience across a range of abilities. His area of focus and interest has always been the speaking component of examinations, for which he developed a number of resources which have been downloaded over 3000 times on the TES website. Beyond resources that foster student independent learning, Nik has developed an approach to the speaking examination that not only eases student anxiety when it comes to this part of the course, but also gives them clear guidelines on how to prepare efficiently to get the very best of this demanding part of the examination. Nik is also heavily involved in producing online resources and courses for those interested in taking French one step further.

Programme breakdown


Session 1:  Overview of the Examination

·     Student anxiety and the Speaking examination

·     Regular practice & developing the speaking skills

·     How to re-use skills to maximise performance

Task 1: the Photocard

·     Deciphering the assessment objectives

·     Lessons from the Chief Examiner’s Reports

·     Reading outside lessons:  a key skill in this examination

·     Sample performance and marking

·     Practice makes perfect: the next steps for you and your students


Session 2:  Task 2 : the Individual Research Project

·     What makes an awesome IRP

·     The teaching & learning principles behind the IRP

·     IRP best practices


Session 2:  The IRP deep dive

·     Deciphering the assessment objectives

·     Lessons from the Chief Examiner’s Reports

·     How to write a perfect 2 mn presentation

·     The importance of the 8 bullet-points

·     Ending the examination on a high note.

Nik Bernaz
3 Hours