Edexcel French GCSE (2026) – Writing Foundation Q3/Higher Q1 – Open Response (80-90 words)


This resource contains 20 open response questions (80-90 words overlap foundation/higher question) for the new Edexcel French GCSE (first exams 2026), complete with model answers. It is a downloadable resource, in both Word Document and PDF formats.

Covering all of the possible topic areas for the new Edexcel French GCSE (see accompanying photo of the contents list for details), I have written exam-style questions for each one, showcasing as wide a range of experiences and backgrounds as possible. Each question contains 4 bullet points in English, including one bullet point that requires a past tense answer, and one that requires a future time frame, as in the Edexcel SAMs.

In the model answers, I have predominantly used vocabulary that is included in the prescribed vocab list for Foundation, with a small number of words in the Higher list, to ensure that students can practise using the key language needed for this GCSE.