Lessons are structured to incorporate all skills required of the modern linguist in terms of Listening, Speaking, Reading, Translating and Writing. Students are further immersed in Francophone, Spanish and Hispanic culture through cultural studies, including critiquing music, reviewing films and delving into great works of literature.
Our aim is to develop passionate, confident and successful language learners. We aim to encourage pupils to embrace the opportunity to learn another language to the best of their ability, and appreciate the target culture of Hispanic and Francophone countries.
We aim to build passion and enthusiasm so that pupils use their language knowledge at home and take every opportunity to progress independently.
Introduction to French sounds and grammar
Talking about myself
Expressing opinions with justifications;
Talking about plans for the near future.
Life at school
Jobs, career choices and ambitions
Food and shopping
Where I live
T’es branché? Talking about media using the past tense.
Paris, je t’adore!
Mon identité – Discussing your identity
Chez moi, chez toi – Describing where you live, your home, meals, discussing what food to buy, talking about an event.
Quel talent?! – Talking about talent and ambition
Studio découverte – World geography and French-speaking countries.
A comme amitié – Talking about friends and what makes a good friend.
Using irregular verbs in the present tense.
C’est de famille! – Talking about family relationships.
Using reflexive verbs in the present tense.
On va voir un spectacle – Making arrangements to go out.
– Using the near future tense.
Quelle soirée – describing a night out with friends
– Using the perfect tense
Il était une fois – Talking about life when you were younger
– Using the imperfect tense.
La personne que j’admire – Discussing role models.
– using combined tenses
Le temps des loisirs – Talking about sport using depuis + present tense
Ma vie d’internaute- Talking about your life online
La lecture – Talking about books and reading
Mes émissions préférées – Talking about actors and films
Using indirect object pronouns (le, la,les)
Zoom sur le cinema – Talking about actors and films
De la ville à la campaign – Describing a region using the pronoun ‘y’
Discussing plans and the weather using the future tense
Describing community projects with mixed tenses.
Talking about dream holidays in the conditional tense
Booking and reviewing hotels with reflexive verbs
Talking about traveling and buying souvenirs
Talking about holiday disasters
Talking about your school and comparing it to school in France
Discussing healthy living and vices
Discussing career choices
Talking about plans, hopes and wishes
Applying for jobs
Understanding specific job case studies.
General revision (personalised) and preparation for mock exams
Preparation for the speaking assessments
Listening practice in preparation for the final exams in May
Revision and exams
GCSE course – French AQA (8658)