St Mary’s College (Wellington) St Mary’s College (Wellington)

Level 3 French

Subject Description Recommended Prior Learning

Completion of French in Year 12.

The course continues to develop the skills needed to understand and use every day written and spoken French. The focus is on being able to communicate in unfamiliar contexts.
Students have to be committed to learning vocabulary and language features and to preparing their internal assessments. Cultural studies are an integral component of the course.

Every year some students carry on learning French at University successfully.

There is a possibility to pass the DELF exam (French international exam) allowing to skip some papers at university and gain UE in France. 

Subject Overview

Term 1
My social world
French speaking countries

Term 2
Film study :"Amelie"
The French cinema

Term 3
Fairy tales
New Zealand
finishing assessments

Term 4
preparation for externals NCEA

Learning Areas:

Languages and Te Reo Māori

Assessment Information

the assessments are the same than in year 12.
2 Internals (with speech available)
2 externals

Career Pathways

Chef, Historian, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Flight Attendant, Counsellor, Trainer, Journalist, Interpreter, Foreign Policy Officer, Radio Presenter, Workplace Relations Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Immigration Officer, Translator, Private Teacher/Tutor, Secondary School Teacher, Speech-Language Therapist, Tour Guide, Travel Agent/Adviser

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Language Perfect $20 (on demand) and resources booklet $20 (optional)


All subject selections are provisional only and are subject to:

and the final decision is at the discretion of the Head of Learning Area for that subject.