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.
Develop knowledge of French language and culture.
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
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)
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.
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
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