Our KS3/ Pre-IGCSE/GCSE French Courses
Our KS3 French course is perfect for your child if you want to foster their curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world through a language spoken in 5 continents.
The course is thorough and well-organised. Really pleased at the ease of it.
«I'd like to say that my son has been using this online KS3 course with Véronique for a couple of terms now, and we have found it to be thorough and organised, and I feel he is learning French well. It is the first online course like this we have done, and I'm really pleased at the ease of it and the lack of distraction!»
Parent of Pre- IGCSE Student
KS3/ Pre-IGCSE/GCSE French Course Overview
The Online KS3/Pre-IGCSE-GCSE French course is delivered live online and suitable to complete beginners.
Previous experience of the subject is not necessary, although students who have already studied French at primary level will have a net advantage.
The course covers years 7 to 9 programmes of study. It provides basic French knowledge and skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing needed to help you progress to French courses at GCSE/IGCSE level.
KS3/Pre-IGCSE-GCSE French Course Features
The KS3/Pre- IGCSE/GCSE French course has the following features:
With this course, pupils have the expected knowledge, skills and understanding to progress to GCSE or IGCSE at any English school.
Extra details for the 11+ common Entrance/KS3 French Course
The 11+ Common Entrance/KS3 French course is divided into 3 different stages covering years 7, 8 and 9 learning objectives in French. We are able to provide French live tutoring in all three stages of the KS3 French/Pre-IGCSE-GCSE programme.
The course is supported by the following essential texts.
Year 7 students
These students will need the So you really want to Learn French Book 1
Year 8 students
These students will need the So you really want to Learn French Book 2.
Year 9 students
These students will need the So you really want to Learn French book 3.
To attend lessons online, students will need a laptop, but they can also use tablets or mobile phones.
They will also need a reliable internet connection. More details on technical requirements can be found here.
To make note during the lessons, a notebook is suggested.
What do we offer in our live online KS3/ Pre-IGCSE/GCSE French Courses?
The distance and live online KS3/Pre-IGCSE-GCSE/11+ Common Entrance/KS3 French course is designed in a way that it can be accessed by distance learners. The course is handled through our online teaching platform, and students are able to interact with their tutors (and other students if it is a group course) in the same way as in any brick-and-mortar classroom. To do so, they either talk using their microphone or/and write their messages in the chat box provided.
In addition to the contact teaching hours, all our IGCSE/GCSE French courses offer the following benefits.
Qualified Native French speakers
All lessons are taught by qualified experienced native French speaker teachers who can guide you through with the exact pronunciation of the French words and the other intricacies of the French language.
Free initial online lesson
This session will introduce you to our e-classroom, and we will proceed to an evaluation of your level in French. This will also be an opportunity to ask any questions and see how our tuition could be the right fit for you.
All students enrolled on the course will have private access to each recorded live lesson, which they can watch (and re-watch) whenever suits them best. This feature is particularly useful when a student who has enrolled on a group course has been absent for unforeseen events.
Throughout the duration of the course, students can email their teachers or contact them through the messaging system of our teaching platform. Parents can also contact us and their child's teacher for any issue.
Homework is set and marked on a weekly basis and constructive feedback is given to each student
Homework will always be due three days after it was set or after the last tutorial, which gives the tutor enough time to mark it and give it back to the students by the next tutorial day. We have found this to be very productive as students who have questions triggered by the feedback provided in their last homework can ask them in the next tutorial while the homework has only recently been done.
24/7 access to our learning platform
24/7 access to EFrenchTuition Online Learning platform: Students are able to access at any time the resources and material available in the ‘members only area’. This area includes exam papers and, the PDFs, Word files and PowerPoints, audio and videos used during the lessons. It also includes vocabulary flashcards and quizzes as well as web links to games and other French educational websites.
To gauge their progress, on top of the homework set at the end of each lesson, students are set regular assignments. The year 7 and 8 courses include 10 Tutor Marked Assignments that need to be completed by students and uploaded to be marked. The year 9 includes 7 Tutor-marked Assignments.
A lot of focus on speaking
We give a lot of focus to speaking in private tutoring or group classes. To allow us to provide the right level of support to each individual student, our group classes are therefore taught in very small sizes of up to 5 students. Based on our expertise and experience, we believe that small groups allow students to better interact with their tutors, especially for a language where speaking is involved.
“You are in my "gratitude list" as I feel blessed to have found you!
I know that with you, she is getting the best French education and I feel happy and confident.
I don't get tired of saying to everyone how lucky we are with our amazing French teacher!
M. S. // Parent of KS3/Pre-IGCSE/GCSE Student
Our different KS3/ Pre-GCSE/GCSE French Course options
Each Key Stage (Year 7, 8 or 9) of the KS3/pre-IGCSE/GCSE French is usually delivered over 34 hours of live tuition, though this can vary based on the level of the students.
We offer the KS3 French course as a group course, but students can also be taught the same complete curriculum through our KS3/ Pre-IGCSE French private tuition course.
Day and time of the course
In most cases, the KS3/pre-IGCSE/GCSE French Course is delivered over three years and the class meets for one hour a week. The course is spread over 6 terms, each term having a total of more than 10 weeks.
The pre-IGCSE French course usually starts in September for students enrolled on the group course, though recordings of sessions missed could be provided to late applicants.
Cost and mode of payment
The Live Online 11+ Common Entrance/KS3 French Course which is delivered over one hour a week for the Year 7, year 8 or year 9 group course costs £120 a term per student.
If you wish to pay your tuition fees monthly, we offer another payment option that enables you to pay your tuition fees monthly in advance. This option requires that each year, you pay 9 monthly automatic payments of £60.00 each. Please contact us, if you would be interested in this option.
Day and time of the course
The Pre-IGCSE/GCSE Private tuition French Course is usually delivered over three years and students normally do one hour of tuition each week. However, since it is a one to one course, it could be delivered over one year or less.
Most students start their private tuition IGCSE French course in September, but as opposed to the group course, students opting for the one-to-one IGCSE/GCSE French program can start and finish their course anytime in the year.
Students can also schedule their individual lessons at a time that is most suitable to them, and it is also possible for them to cancel and reschedule sessions if for any reason they can not attend a specific lesson.
Cost and mode of payment
The cost of the course depends on the number of private tuition hours that your package contains. The price will be different if you have decided to take one hour a week or two hours. The number of hours advised will vary based on the level you are at when you start your IGCSE French course.
We offer a facilitated payment option that enables you to pay your tuition fees through monthly automatic payments.
For more details on our advantageous payment option, our rates and conditions, please refer here to our full courses' private tuition rates. You will find here some details on our private tuition courses.
Our KS3/ Pre-IGCSE/GCSE French Group Courses
We offer the possibility to do the 11+ Common Entrance/KS3/ Pre- IGCSE course over two or three years.
The 11+ Common Entrance/ Pre-IGCSE/GCSE French Group Course over three years
This option is more relevant to beginner students who have done very little French or who have not followed a structured KS3 French course.
With this option, students have one hour of tutorial per week over 9 terms and, in each year, complete one step of the KS3 programme of study.
The 11+ Common Entrance/ Pre-IGCSE/GCSE French Group Course over two years
This KS3/Pre- IGCSE in French group Course gives your child the option to do the course in just two years. This condensed version is suitable for older students who may not have three years left before the normal IGCSE age,. They therefore would like to move onto IGCSE-GCSE French very quickly after just two years of studying French.
Excellent teaching and support
« The online French has been excellent and (…) we have really valued the sessions. Eleanor’s French has really come on over the past few months thanks to the class. Many thanks for all your support and excellent teaching!»
DEBORAH // Parent of Pre-IGCSE-GCSE/ year 7 French student
She has come at the end of the term with 95% in speaking
“My husband and I just wanted to send a message of Christmas wishes and to you and your family.
The work and time you have put into I. has reaped huge rewards for her, and she has come out at the end of term with a French Speaking result of 95%, and we are awaiting the written results, but it has been indicated that she has performed strongly there as well.
We feel I. has worked hard with you and with your encouragement she has reached the end of this year in the school she wanted and with many objectives in French achieved.
Thank you so much for what you have done so far.
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Learning French is fun and interesting.
The online side of things is easy to set up and use.
«I would also like to recommend Veronique's classes. Sam has been studying with Veronique since January, and he thoroughly enjoys the classes. He says that she makes learning French more fun and interesting than I ever did! She provides excellent support for her pupils and is always willing to help or to explain. The online side of things is easy to set up and use.»
TAMMY // Parent of KS3/Pre-IGCSE-GCSE/ year 7 French student