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How your grade is made up

Your Standard Grade French is made up of four elements: reading, listening, speaking and writing.

The first two skills, reading and listening, will be assessed in an exam in May, which will be the same for everyone in Scotland. You can find Revision and Test Bites to help you prepare for these on the website. Go to the Reading and Listening Bites.

The second two skills, speaking and writing will be assessed by work you produce throughout the year in class tests: you and your teacher will prepare for the assessment, you will know in advance what you will be assessed on, and you will choose your three best assessments to put forward for your final grade. You can find more details of this on the Bite Speaking and Writing: The Productive Skills.

To work out your final grade, you have to be good at maths as well!

  1. Take your marks for reading and speaking
  2. Add them together and double them
  3. Take your marks for listening and writing
  4. Add them to the total you already have for reading and speaking
  5. Now divide your grand total by 6
  6. And that is your final grade!


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