French

What will I be studying?

Year 8:

Autumn term: Leisure : sports, hobbies, free time activities, opinions , past and future tenses, leisure facilities
Spring term: Holidays: countries, areas, accommodation, transport, weather, holiday activities, past and future tenses, opinions
Summer term: Food and Drink: fruits, vegetables, meats, side-dishes, drinks, opinions, past and future tenses, food preferences, healthy eating, restaurants

Year 9:

Autumn term: Work choices: Jobs, Family members, places of work, work duties, wages, future plans, household chores, pocket money, part time work, work experience
Spring term: Media : films, tv, books, opinions, new technology, past and future tenses
Summer term: Region and Environment: areas, houses, places in a town, rooms, furniture, environmental problems and solutions

How will I be assessed?

Year 8:
There will be 3 modular assessments. The first assessment will be done after the Leisure module. The second after the Holidays module and the last after the Food and Drink module. Pupils will be tested in all 4 skill areas: reading ,writing, listening and speaking. The scores from these assessments will be used to set pupils in Year 9.

Year 9:

There will be 3 modular assessments. The first assessment will be done after the Work choices module. The second after the Media module and the last after the Region and Environment module. Pupils will be tested in all 4 skill areas: reading ,writing, listening and speaking.

How are teaching Groups organised?

In year 8, pupils will be taught in sets. Pupils in sets 1,2 and 3 will receive 3 hours of French lessons per fortnight. Pupils in set 4 will learn French only and will receive 4 hours of French per fortnight.

In year 9, pupils will be taught in sets. Pupils in sets 1and 2 will receive 3 hours of French lessons per fortnight. Pupils in sets 3 and 4 will learn French only. Set 3 will receive 6 hours of French per fortnight and set 4, 4 hours.

Provision for Gifted and Talented students

All lessons and assessments are differentiated to provide challenge for Gifted and Talented pupils. As pupils are set on ability, pupils in set 1 will receive more in depth instruction in grammar and vocabulary.

What extra and curricular opportunities are available to extend learning?

In year 8, pupils will do research projects on a French speaking country, French food and the French revolution In year 8, pupils can sign up for the 3 countries tour to France, Germany and Switzerland.

In year 9, pupils will do research projects on a French speaking country outside Europe and French cinema In year 9, pupils can sign up for the 3 countries tour to France, Germany and Switzerland.

Useful resources and websites to support learning

We subscribe to 2 websites . Pupils will be given a general login and password so that they can access them at home.

  • www.linguascope.com
  • www.atantot.com

There are also other websites that can be accessed for free, which have many French exercises and games

  • www.languagesonline.org.uk
  • www.bbc.co.uk