Year 10 French


Year 10 French consolidates the learning of previous years and begins a more rigorous study of the language to prepare for VCE.  The four skills are addressed through story, literature, history, modern culture and the use of  digital technologies.  Students are able to work more independently with more access to authentic texts.
Year 10 French students participate in a cultural and linguistic excursion selected from exhibitions at the NGV, a film at ACMI and a Melbourne City Walking Tour.  Students are encouraged to perform for and assist junior levels in French.
Assessment tasks and examinations are designed to reflect the format of VCE.
Students are encouraged to use the language by communicating in speech and writing to:
•    participate in simulated and, where possible, real situations related to the practical aspects of everyday life
•    interact with others in socially and culturally appropriate ways
•    seek out and understand factual information conveyed orally, visually or in writing
•    interpret, evaluate and use information for a specified purpose and audience
•    understand, describe and react to events
•    express, discuss, clarify and respond to emotions, ideas, opinions and values
•    increase understanding and use of socially and culturally appropriate language
•    develop communication strategies
•    expand knowledge and skills in the language
•    manage their own language learning
•    entertain themselves and others

Work requirements are set in each topic, assessing the four strands of language learning— listening; speaking; reading; and writing.  Mid year and end of year examinations are completed at Year 10 level.

The topics below will be adjusted to suit the students’ needs and interests.  They may not be presented in the order below.

•    Friendship and relationships
•    French Revolution and History
•    Food and Restaurants
•    Grooming and Make-Up / Going Out
•    Literature / Film
•    Paris / Travel
•    Leisure, Sport and Health
•    Work Experience and Careers

Exercise D’Oral

The VCE Baccalaureate 

The VCE (Baccalaureate) has been developed by the VCAA. It is designed to encourage more students to include languages and higher level mathematics in their senior secondary program of study.

Students must satisfactorily complete their VCE to achieve a study score and their VCE program must include:

  • a Units 3 and 4 sequence in English or Literature or English Language with a study score of 30 or above; or a Units 3 and 4 sequence in EAL with a study score of 33 or above.
  • a Units 3 and 4 sequence in either Mathematics Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics.
  • a Units 3 and 4 sequence in a VCE Language.
  • at least two other Units 3 and 4 sequences.

For more information on the VCE Baccalaureate refer to the links below:

VCAA – VCE Baccalaureate FAQ’s



Year 10 is the first year that students become eligible to travel overseas with the college.  Overseas Language Study Tours are offered every second year on a rotating basis (with travel dependant on student numbers and in-country factors).  Students must be studying their foreign language at Years 10, 11 or 12 in the year the tour departs in order to be deemed eligible to apply.  They must also fulfil other eligibility criteria, including the demonstration of their commitment to their studies (across the board).  Selection for overseas tours is via application.

New Caledonia French Study Tour

Student work – Comic Strip and Children’s Picture Book

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