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French

Year 7

Students learn to use the target language from the outset.  This is achieved through routines, games and songs.  Students develop their language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing and learn pronunciation and fluency through pair and group work.  Students are required to produce extended pieces of writing which include a variety of vocabulary and grammatical structures. Developing a knowledge of French culture is embedded in the curriculum.

Topics

Autumn Term

Greetings

Likes and dislikes

School

Telling the time

Food

Spring Term

Technology

Sport and activities

My town

Summer Term

Talking about where you go

Using "je veux", "tu veux"

Year 8

The Year 8 curriculum builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in Year 7 with a focus on broadening the students’ knowledge of grammar, especially verb tenses.  Students are required to produce extended pieces of writing which include a variety of vocabulary, tenses as well as different grammatical structures. Topics covered in Year 8 include the local area and weather; films and new technology; music and friends.  Students develop their fluency in French through a variety of student-led activities.

 

Topics

Autumn Term

Films and television

Technology

Activities

Weather

Spring Term

Personality description

Friendship

Music

My town

Summer Term

Food

Celebrations

 

Year 10

The Year 10 curriculum builds on the skills and knowledge acquired in Year 9 with a focus on broadening the students’ knowledge of grammar, especially verb tenses.  Students develop their understanding of the language in a variety of contexts as well the ability to communicate effectively in the language. Students also develop their awareness and understanding of countries and communities where the language is spoken.

Students are required to produce extended pieces of writing which include a variety of complex vocabulary, three time frames, grammatical structures as well as idiomatic phrases. Students develop their fluency in French through a variety of student-led activities. Exam board studied: AQA.

 

Topics

Autumn Term

Family

Friendship

Role models

Sport

Internet

Spring Term

Reading

Television programme

Cinema

Food

Shopping for clothes

Summer Term

My town

Weather

Transport

Year 11

In Year 11 student further develop key skills are integral to their overall learning at GCSE. Through this specification they develop communication skills in speaking and writing. Students are required to communicate general details but also narrate events across different time frames. Students will develop key problem solving skills through the need to analyze and evaluate language. During their time in Year 11 students will develop their own learning skills through studying independently to learn topic vocabulary. Students will also develop time management skills through practicing past paper questions and timed activities and documenting their work will enhance their organizational skills. Exam board studied: AQA.

 

Topics

Autumn Term

Coursework

Holiday

Films and technology

Spring Term

Revision on the following topics

Identity and culture

Me, my family and friends

Relationships with family and friends

Marriage partnership

 

Technology in everyday life

Social media

Mobile technology

Free-time activities (Music / Cinema and TV/ Food and eating out/ Sport/ Customs and festivals)

 

Local national international

Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Social issues

Charity / voluntary work

Healthy / unhealthy living

Global issues

Environment

Poverty / homelessness (no questions found for poverty/homelessness???)

Travel and tourism

 

Current / future study, employment

My studies

My studies

Life at school college

Jobs, career choices and ambitions

Education post-16

Summer Term

Revision

Past papers

Grammar points

Revision of key vocabulary

Quiz

 

Year 12

The AS and A-level French course allows pupils to improve their comprehension of French as well as their ability to communicate both verbally and through writing. Pupils develop a greater understanding of social and political topics affecting francophone countries and also have the opportunity to study a film and novel in French. Through using authentic French resources, pupils are challenged and have the opportunity to learn about real French-speaking communities. The exam board studied is AQA.

Topics

Autumn Term

The changing structure of the family.

This unit focuses on how family structures are changing by considering different types of modern family, recent changes in relationships and marriage and concerns and problems of three generations.

Cyber-society

This unit covers the role of technology in daily life, the world of cybernauts, the dangers of the e-society and technological advances in Africa.

Contemporary Francophone music

During this module, students consider how to protect contemporary French music, how diverse French music is today, what music is popular among young people and which music and festivals are emerging in Africa.

French culture and heritage

This topic examines how heritage is a cultural and physical phenomenon, UNESCO, architecture and gastronomy and whether modern structures can be part of a country's heritage.

Spring Term

Charity and volunteering

Pupils study why people volunteer, how charitable organisations help those in need and how volunteering benefits those in need.

Cinema: the seventh art

This topic considers when cinema was invented and its place in France, the greatest developments in French cinema in the twentieth century and the popularity of cinema.

Study the French film 'L'auberge Espagnole' by Cécric Klapisch

Summer Term

Revision of AS

Revision of key vocabulary and grammar structure

A level topics focusing on problems in modern society

Begin A level - study the book 'Kiffe Kiffe Demain' by Faiza Guene

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