French

French

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.

Overview

Year

Term

Topic(s)

Year 7

Autumn

Identity

Introduction to French sounds and grammar

Talking about myself

Expressing opinions with justifications;

Talking about plans for the near future.

Spring

Change

Life at school

Jobs, career choices and ambitions

Community

Francophone world

Food and shopping

Music/dance

Famous artists

Summer

Space

Where I live

Holidays

Year 8

Autumn

T’es branché?  Talking about media using the past tense.

Paris, je t’adore!

Spring

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.

Summer

Quel talent?! – Talking about talent and ambition

Studio découverte – World geography and French-speaking countries.

Year 9

Autumn

Qui suis-je?

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

Spring

Le temps des loisirs – Talking about sport using depuis + present tense

Ma vie d’internaute- Talking about your life online

Summer

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

Year 10

Autumn

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

Spring

Au collège

Talking about your school and comparing it to school in France

Discussing healthy living and vices

Summer

Bon Travail

Discussing career choices

Talking about plans, hopes and wishes

Applying for jobs

Understanding specific job case studies.

Year 11

Autumn

General revision (personalised) and preparation for mock exams

Spring

Preparation for the speaking assessments

Listening practice in preparation for the final exams in May

Summer

Revision and exams

GCSE course – French AQA (8658)