French


Year 7 Students

Students develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and to learn about life and culture in France and other French-speaking countries.

Topics:

• Greetings and introductions

• Personal information

• Numbers

• Alphabet

• Time

• Pets

• School

• Food and drink

• Local environment

• Leisure activities

• Sports Grammar:

• Gender

• Definite and indefinite article

• Singular and plural

• Pronouns

• Adjectives

• Possessives

• Present tense

• Negatives

Year 8 Students

Continue to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and to learn about life and culture in France and other French-speaking countries.

Topics:

• Local environment

• Time

• Arranging to meet

• Leisure

• Tourist information

• Numbers

• Music

• Hobbies

• Home

• School

• Holidays Grammar:

• Definite and indefinite article

• Prepositions

• Regular verbs

• Irregular verbs

• Possessives

• Perfect tense

• Agreement of adjectives

• Position of adjectives

• Reflexive verbs

• Modal verbs

• Immediate future

Year 9 Students

Continue to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and to learn about life and culture in France and other French-speaking countries.

Topics:

• School life

• Free time

• Food and drink

• Shopping

• Local environment

• Directions

• Describing people

• Weather

• French-speaking countries

• Clothes Grammar:

• Definite and indefinite article

• Comparatives

• Regular verbs

• Irregular verbs

• Quantities

• Imperatives

• Prepositions

• Regular and irregular adjectives

• Perfect tense

• Negatives 

GCSE - Year 10 and 11 Students

Students are entered for the AQA GCSE examination.
Students study the four skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing and will be able to choose, with advice, to enter either the Foundation or Higher Tier examination.

The aims of the specification are to: -
• develop the ability to understand and use French effectively for purposes of practical communication
• develop the ability to use French both imaginatively and creatively and to understand French
• develop an understanding of the grammar of French
• develop an awareness of the nature of language and language learning
• offer insights into the culture and civilisation of French-speaking countries and communities
• encourage positive attitudes to foreign language learning and to speakers of foreign languages and a positive approach to other cultures and civilisations
• develop students' understanding of themselves and their own culture
• provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation and form a sound base of the skills, language and attitude required for further study, work and leisure
• promote skills, which have a wider application such as information technology, and learning skills (e.g. analysis, memorising).

French is spoken in over 50 countries of the world, and knowledge of French opens up many interesting career opportunities all round the world. Most universities allow students to spend a year in France as part of their degree studies, in any subject.

Studying a foreign language is an exciting and rewarding experience, and France, with its varied landscape and climate, and world-renowned culture, is our closest European neighbour, easily and cheaply accessed. A short journey by Eurostar will give you the opportunity to practise your language skills and find out more about French culture!


French GCSE builds on the language learned in Years 7-9 and a number of topics are studied: Family and Friends, Technology, Environment and Global Issues, Health, Where you Live, Free-time, Customs and Festivals, School, Holidays and Jobs.



 

   

                         

 

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