Wondering how to get the Real GCE syllabus? This is the official 2022 Waec GCE syllabus for French.
I will make it available for download later. You may also click here for how to pass Waec GCE 2022. Don’t forget to rotate your screen if you are using a phone to view the table.
The French syllabus is drawn from the Senior High School curricular of member countries and seeks to impact students with the requisite knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to communicate effectively in French for personal development and understanding of and participation in the affairs of the Sub-region and the world at large.
- GENERAL AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
This syllabus is intended to test the candidates’ ability to use the four language skills namely, listening, speaking, reading and writing to promote communicative competence.
- SCHEME OF EXAMINATION
There will be three papers ”“ Papers 1, 2 and 3, all of which should be taken. Papers 1 and 2 will be a composite paper, to be taken at one sitting.
PAPER 1: Will consist of forty multiple choice questions, to be answered within 1 hour for 40 marks.
PAPER 2: Will consist of two sections with three essay questions each. Candidates will be required to answer two questions in all, one question from each section. Both questions will be answered within 1 hour 15 minutes for 40 marks.
PAPER 3: Will test candidates’ listening comprehension, and reading and conversation abilities. Each candidate will require 40 minutes for the test. The paper will carry 50 marks.
- DETAILED SYLLABUS
More detailed requirements for the tests are as follows:
- Section A: Comprehension
This is designed to test candidates’ ability to read and understand standard written documents in French.
Two passages, each of about 150 words, will be provided and a total of five short questions will be set on each. The questions in this section will be multiple- choice questions only. Candidates will be required to answer al lquestions.
- Section B: Structure
This section is designed to test candidates’ ability to use, inappropriate communicative contexts, French words, expressions and structural patterns. Thirty short questions will be set and candidates will be required to attempt all of them.
Recommended: How I will help you pass
This paper is made up of two sections: (a) Essay and (b) Letter writing. It will test candidates’ ability to write freely and correctly on topics of general interest, using the appropriate structures, registers and tenses.
Section A: Essay
Section B: Letter writing
Three questions will be set on each. Candidates are expected to answer one question only from each section. The expected length of each composition will be about 100 words.
- Listening Comprehension
This paper will test candidates’ ability to listen to, and understand a straightforward passage in French. The test which will be based on a passage to be read aloud by the examiner will be about 200 words long.
It will deal with issues of general interest. During the first 10 minutes, the passage will be read twice. Candidates will study the questions for 3minutes before the second reading.
At the end of the second reading, candidates will be allowed7 minutes to answer, in writing, 10 questions based on the passage. The questions may not be multiple-choice questions only but may also include other forms of language testing such as open-ended questions, transformation and substitution.
The aim is to test candidates’ ability to read aloud, with the appropriate pronunciation and fluency. For this purpose, a simple passage of about 100 words will be provided. The passage will be of contemporary interest. In principle, candidates will be asked to read once and at a normal pace.
The conversation test will last about 10 minutes per candidate. Topics to be discussed will be drawn from themes of general and contemporary interests such as sports, health, leisure, education, politics, culture, etc. There will be two sections, one on dialogue and the other on exposition, as follows:
- Dialogue ”“ This will test candidates’ ability to express themselves freely in a dialogue. For this purpose, candidates will be expected to respond to a minimum of ten questions. For Ghana, five of these questions will be on selected literature texts.
- Exposition ”“ This will test candidates’ ability to speak freely on a given topic in French .The candidate is expected to make a minimum of 5 sentences.
- NOTES ON THE SYLLABUS
This will be tested, as far as possible, within suitable communicative contexts. To this end, candidates are expected to be familiar with the following:
- Parts of speech (Grammatical categories)
- Articles – definite, indefinite, partitive. (Gender and number where applicable).
(a) Types: regular and irregular
(b) Common moods and tenses
(c) Standard expressions
To enhance comprehension skills, extracts from simple modern literary and other texts (magazines, newspapers, brochures, etc.) dealing with contemporary issues may be of immense assistance.
Read Also: GCE syllabus and hot topics