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Friday, 23rd August, 2019

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Higher Level French – Advice for 2019

‘The examiner is looking for clarity and focus.’

Corinne Gavenda, French teacher at The Institute of Education, explains how the Reaction Question in Productive Writing is marked and what you can do to maximize your grade in the exam.

As Corinne explains, the Reaction Question is graded according to communication and language, and it’s crucial that you focus completely on the question asked and structure your answer properly.

To help with revision for this section, Corinne is sharing some notes below.


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Corinne Gavenda

About Corinne Gavenda

Corinne has been teaching at The Institute for over 30 years. She is a native French speaker and conducts her classes through French.Corinne took her primary degree in La Sorbonne, Paris, before coming to Ireland to take her Masters and Higher Diploma in Education from Trinity College in Dublin.She is former editor of the French magazine and tapes Authentik, and worked in close collaboration with France Inter to compile material suitable for language classes.Corinne worked with the Department of Education giving in-service training to schools around the country when Oral French was originally introduced onto the syllabus of the Leaving Certificate.

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