Department Personnel    

Personnel in the department have extensive teaching, correcting and examination preparation expertise.  They have participated in in-service training in Ireland and France.  Their passion for the subject has incentivised many pupils to continue studying French at third level. 

Junior Cert

The course explores everyday communicative language and French culture.  Students are examined on their ability to communicate orally, aurally by means of reading and written examination also.  Approximately 45% of marks are allocated to the aural exam, 30% are allocated to the reading and 25% are allocated to the written component.

Leaving Cert

Students are required to communicate in the four language areas: oral, aural, reading and written. 

Some journalistic and literary French is studied at this level but the greater emphasis is on every-day communicative language. 

 

Pupils are required to do an oral French exam in April of their Leaving Cert year.  This merits 25% of marks at higher level and 20% of marks at ordinary level.  

 

 

Higher Level

Ordinary Level

Oral 

25

20

Aural

20

25

Reading

30

40

Written

25

15

 

Subject Facilities

French has its own designated room with access to internet, a DVD player, a CD player and TV.

Activities

The French department has engaged in visiting French film theatres and inviting French theatre to the school.  It has participated in the All-Ireland Poetry Competition and was awarded first prize in the French section.  The department has been honoured by the French Cultural Services in Paris for its contribution in promoting French language and culture in Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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