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Key Stage Three

In our KS3 curriculum we focus on students gaining a love and appreciation of languages. Students are taught using a communicative approach, which focuses on real world scenarios as well as building confidence, self-efficacy and fluency over time. Each term revises previously learned language to support long-term retention.

 

Year 7

Year 8

Term One: Autumn

Being able to greet,

Being able to communicate where you live, how you are feeling and why, your age and birthday.

 

Being able to talk about places in your local area and what one can do in your local area.

Understand how the negative works in French

Term Two: Christmas

Being able to describe someone’s personality and appearance

Understand the conjugation of être and avoir

Learn about Christmas in France

Being able to communicate where you went on holiday and where you stayed

Understand the past tense formation with être in French

Term Three: Winter

Being able to communicate what you do in your free time.

Understand the conjugation of regular -er verbs.

Understand the conjugation of faire

Learn about Mardi Gras in France

Being able to communicate what you did on holiday in the past tense and give your opinion.

Understand the past tense formation with avoir.

Term Four: Spring

Being able to communicate what school subjects you like/dislike and why

Being able to tell the time in French

Being able to talk about your school timetable

Being able to buy food at a market (including asking for a specific number of grams, kg, and enquiring about prices)

Learn about traditional French dishes

Being able to order at a restaurant

Term Five: Summer

Being able to communicate what you will do on the weekend

Understand the near future tense in French

Revise previously learned language

Being able to invite others out

Being able to give excuses

Revise previously learned language

Year 9

Term One: Autumn

Being able to talk about your daily routine

Understand reflexive verbs

Term Two: Christmas

Being able to talk about family and relationships

Term Three: Winter

Being able to communicate what job you would like to get later and why

Being able to communicate what job your parents chose and why

Term Four: Spring

Being able to communicate what you did on a past holiday and give your opinion on it

Revise the past tense

Being able to communicate what you did on a future holiday and give your opinion

Revise the future tense

Term Five: Summer

Being able to communicate what types of technology you use and why

Being able to communicate the advantages/disadvantages of technology

Revise verb conjugation

 

Key Stage Four

This Pearson Edexcel GCSE French course is taught over two years with students having three lessons a week and home learning tasks. It covers the following five themes: School, Identity and Culture, Local Area, Holidays and Travel, Future Aspirations, Study and Work, International and Global Dimension. Students sit four examinations at the end of year 11, each focusing on one of the four skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing (making up 25% of the qualification each).

 

Year 10

Year 11

Term One: Autumn

School

Work

Term Two: Christmas

Celebrations

PPE preparation

Term Three: Winter

Holidays

Environment

Term Four: Spring

Town + Leisure Activities

All about me + Exam preparation with focus on speaking practice

Term Five: Summer

PPE prep

 

Key Stage Five

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in French consists of three externally-examined papers at the end of year 13 assessing listening, reading and writing skills and an internally-conducted speaking examination, during which students discuss their findings from an independent research project. Students are taught three lessons a week by teacher one, and two lessons a week by teacher two. Students also benefit from an independent study session each week, where they are supported by a native foreign language assistant.

 

Year 12

Year 13

 

Teacher one

Teacher two

Teacher one

Teacher two

Term One: Autumn

Grammar

La famille (Family)

La France occupée, le Régime de Vichy, la Résistance (Occupied France, Vichy and the Resistance)

L’immigration (immigration)

IRP (independent research project)  + speaking practice

Term Two: Christmas

Film: Intouchables

L’éducation (Education)

La France occupée

Book: No et moi

L’intégration (integration) + speaking practice

Term Three: Winter

Film: Intouchables

Essay practice

Le monde du travail (world of work)

Book: No et moi

Essay practice

Le Front National (Far right) + speaking practice

Term Four: Spring

Grammar consolidation and translation skills

Les médias et la presse écrite (media and written press)

La musique (music)

Revision and exam practice

Revision + speaking practice

Term Five: Summer

Grammar consolidation and translation skills

Les festivals et les traditions (festivals and traditions)

Introduction to IRP