By Andrea Barrett
The French written paper carried themes of the effects of COVID 19. The journalistic text was based on online learning, while the literary style text spoke about a young man with a disability. In the written section the layout was different to previous years due to the amendments for the 2021 exam. In the obligatory question 1 there was a choice of three. The questions asked about technology, disability and travel.
The remaining questions 2-6 offered a wide variety of choice. The diary entry appeared in its usual Question 2 spot, which would have pleased many students. This was based on being a musician giving concerts online. There was also a choice of an informal email about having difficulty practising sport during lockdown. Other topics which students could have chosen from were buying second-hand goods, healthy eating and the pleasures of reading.
The pace and questions of the listening comprehension were in line with previous years.
Overall, a nice paper with a lot of choice for students.