Sunday, 4 April 2021

GCSE MFL Subject Content Review 2021: French Grammar - Verbs

Key reference documents

DfE consultation document: https://consult.education.gov.uk/ebacc-and-arts-and-humanities-team/gcse-mfl-subject-content-review/

DfE consultation online: https://consult.education.gov.uk/ebacc-and-arts-and-humanities-team/gcse-mfl-subject-content-review/consultation/intro/

OFQUAL consultation: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/revised-gcse-qualifications-in-modern-foreign-languages/revised-gcse-qualifications-in-modern-foreign-languages

ALL response

In response to the DfE and Ofqual consultations on the proposed new GCSE Subejct content, I am working along with other ALL Management Board members to support members with information and to collect members' views. Here is a link to the first webinar page, with recording, related documents.

The 2nd webinar is on Thursday 22nd April to gather ALL members' views.  Register here.

Ongoing analysis to inform response

I'll use this blog to share some further analysis and I invite people to let me know  I have misunderstood anything.  The formatting seems to be a bit odd when I copy and paste.  Here's a link to download as a word doc.

This work was done to see if the grammar indications were clear.  I think most are but I do have some queries / notes:

Queries

  • When listed in vocabulary, do they appear alongside pronouns?  If yes,  will pronouns count as additional words?
  • P10 – Note frequency of example given of present indicative verb ‘walk’ - marcher 1532) / se promener (2928)
  • P11 – Ref: modals  - definition of highly inflected modals required  - which ones?  All?
  • P14 – Imperative – definition of ‘regular’ needed – does this include -er and high frequency?
  • Note: Recevoir (no cedilla)
  • Note : connaitre (reformed spelling does not require an accent)


GCSE 2021 Subject Content proposals:

French Grammar Appendix

Verbs

 

KEY

All persons singular and plural listed only as infinitives in the Vocabulary list unless otherwise specified:

V = Conjugations in vocab list

Sg = singular

Pl = plural

1st = 1st person

2nd = 2nd person

 

Type

Foundation Verbs

Foundation persons+ tense

Higher verbs

[added to F]

Higher persons + tense[added to F]

Regular -er

 

 

Present

2nd Imperative

Perfect

Periphrastic

Sg Imperfect

 

 

Future

Sg: Conditional

Imperfect

1st pl Imperative

Present participle (en +pp)

Passive present

Non -er

High frequency pattern

 

1 choisir

2 entendre

3 lire

4 offrir

5 prendre

6 partir

7 venir

 

Present

2nd Imperative Perfect

Periphrastic

 

8.      Connaitre

9.      Écrire

10.  recevoir

Present

Past participle

Present participle (en +pres part)

1st pl Imperative / periphrastic/ not mentioned for 8,9 10

 

High frequency irregular

faire

V: Present

V: Imperative

V: Irreg past participle

V: Imperfect sg

V: Sg Conditional

 

V: Sg Future

High frequency irregular  

être

V: Present

V: Irreg past participle

V: Sg Imperfect

V: Sg Conditional

 

V: Sg Future

V: Imperative

High frequency irregular

aller

V: Present V:Imperative

V: Irreg past participle

V: Imperfect sg

V: Sg Conditional

 

V: Sg Future

High frequency irregular

avoir

V: Present

V: Imperative

V: Irreg past participle

V: Imperfect sg

V: Sg Conditional

V: Il y aura

 

V: Sg Future

High frequency irregular

vouloir

V: Sg Conditional

 

 

 

High frequency verbs

1.      boire

2.      connaître

3.      courir

4.      croire

5.      écrire

6.      rire

7.      suivre

8.      voir

V: Sg Present

V: Past participles

 

 

Impersonal verbs:

il y a

il fait + weather

Il faut + inf

Il est - time

 

Il est difficile / facile/ interdit de + inf

Il manque

Il vaut mieux/la peine de +inf

 

Modals

Devoir, pouvoir, savoir, vouloir + inf (V)

Present

]

Perfect – V : Past participles

Reflexive

 

Singular

Not imperative

Reflexive with reflexive and reciprocal meanings e.g. s’écrire, se parler, se regarder

Plural

Periphrastic time

x

x

Être en train de + inf

Venir de + inf

 

Depuis

x

x

 

Present

Infinitive as noun

 

 

 

 

 

Notes

Verbs with stem changes not credit bearing

Queries

When listed in vocabulary, do they appear alongside pronouns?  If yes,  will pronouns count as additional words?

P10 – Note frequency of example given of present indicative verb ‘walk’ (marcher 1532) / se promener (2928)

P11 – Ref: modals  - definition of highly inflected modals required  - which ones?  All?

P14 – Imperative – definition of ‘regular’ needed – does this include -er and high frequency?

Note: Recevoir (no cedilla)

Note : connaitre (reformed spelling does not require an accent)



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