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French

Curriculum overview

From year 7 to year 11, students’ knowledge allow them to talk about a variety of topics, starting from simple descriptions of themselves, their families and their pets to discussing more complex topics like education and environment. Students use a variety of resources, from text books to authentic materials and study a variety of texts. They also develop translation skills as by the new curriculum requirement.

Aims

Develop knowledge of French language and culture. 

KS3:

Year 7 – Topics Taught

Myself, my family, my pets, my school, my town, my free time

Year 8 – Topics Taught

The weather, sports and sport events, going out, shopping for clothes, food, travelling and holidays, past and future tense

Year 9 – Topics Taught

TV programmes, movies and books, future plans, healthy lifestyle, celebrities, booking accommodation when travelling, comparing French and English schools, human rights

Method of Assessment at KS3:

Writing tasks, reading and listening tasks, role plays, improvised conversations, presentations

KS4:

Year 10 – Topics Taught

  • Myself, my family, my friends, my passions
  • My free time, inviting my friends out, accepting or refusing invitations, my favourite book or movie
  • Where I live, my house, my area, what are the advantages and disadvantages
  • Special occasions, what I do, eat and wear on special days
  • My school, what I study, what are the school rules, what I think of my school, my plans for the future
  • Part time jobs, problems in the working environment, advantages and disadvantages of work experience

Year 11 – Topics Taught

  • Travel and tourism, my holidays, what I normally do and what I would like to do in future holidays
  • Healthy lifestyle, what is good and what is not good what your health, what people should do to stay healthy
  • The world around us, problems in my area, environmental problems, what should be done to help the environment

Method of Assessment at KS4 (include Exam boards and weightings)

Year 10:

Written controlled assessments at the end of each half term . The two best pieces of writing will be sent to the Edexcel exam board and constitutes 30% of the final GCSE grade.

Year 11:

Speaking controlled assessments (internally conducted) at the end of Autumn Term 1 and 2, Spring 1. The two best recordings will be sent to the Edexcel exam board and constitutes 30% of the final GCSE grade.

Reading exam at the end of the year, constitutes 20% of the final GCSE grade

Listening exam at the end of the year, constitutes 20% of the final GCSE grade

KS5:

Year 12 – Topics Taught

  • Youth culture
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Education and Employment
  • The world around us

Year 13 – Topics Taught

  • History of France and French speaking countries
  • Literature and Arts
  • International events and issues
  • Aspects of society
  • Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions

Method of Assessment at KS5 (include Exam boards and weightings)

Year 12:

Essays throughout the academic year, final exam with Edexcel paper assessing listening, reading and writing

Speaking exam in May assessed by Edexcel exam board but internally conducted

Year 13:

Essays throughout the academic year, final exam with Edexcel paper assessing reading and writing

Speaking exam in May assessed by Edexcel exam but internally conducted

How to support your child’s learning at home

Check for homework, particularly on www.samlearning.com where students will be required to complete interactive reading and listening tasks

Useful websites

www.samlearning.com

www.wordreference.com

www.bbc.co.uk/languages

www.babbel.com

www.duolingo.com

 

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