French

Studied at Key Stage 3
Optional at Key Stage 4

WHY STUDY FRENCH?

French is a language spoken all over the world. There are strong historical, cultural and trading links between Britain and France and at a local level between Bury and Angouleme. It is an official language of the European Union and the United Nations. By continuing with French, you are increasing your career options. In the enlarged European Union those speaking French, as one of the business languages most in demand will enjoy more opportunities than ever.

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING AT KEY STAGE 3?

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.

 

WHAT WILL I BE STUDYING AT KEY STAGE 4?

You will continue to develop your language skills within three main areas:

  1. Identity and culture :
    • Family, Friends, Technology and Free time
  2. Local, national, international and global areas of interest:
    • Home, Town, Region, Social issues and the Environment
  3. Current and future study and employment:
    • School, Post-16, Jobs, Career choices and Ambitions

 

WHAT ARE THE SKILLS I WILL LEARN?

You will learn how to speak, read, write in French and understand spoken French in a variety of situations. You will develop your knowledge of French Grammar.

CONTACT DETAILS

Tottington High School
Laurel Street,
Tottington,
Bury.
Lancashire, BL8 3LY.

T: 01204 882327
E: tottington@bury.gov.uk

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Tottington High School