French

Staff

Name
Mrs S Esau – Head of Department
Miss E Hutchings

About French

French is taught throughout both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

In Year 7 pupils study topics including Classroom Instructions, Greetings, Introduction of Self, Dates, Alphabet, Colours, Shape and Size, Personality, Hair and Eyes, Brothers and Sisters and pets. The topics are taught through the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are also taught the rules of French grammar when and where applicable.

This knowledge is then built upon in Year 8, where students learn topics including Family Members, Types of Accommodation/Area, Rooms in a House, Floors, Items in Bedroom, Activities, Opinions, Numbers, Time and Daily Routine.

As in Year 7, the topics are taught through the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are also taught the rules of French grammar when and where applicable.

Further topics of work studied in Year 9 include Weather, Clothes, Holiday Destinations, Transport, Family, Activities, Accommodation, Time Idioms, Opinions, Future Plans, Food and Drink,

Meals, Eating Habits and Ordering Food.

At GCSE, the units of study are Personal and Social Life, Local Community, Self, Family and Friends, Relationships,  the World of Work, the Wider World, Home Life and School and Education, Weather, Seasons, Dates, Numbers and Time and Travel and Holidays. The topics are taught through the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are also taught the rules of French grammar when and where applicable.  All pupils studying GCSE French complete the first of two controlled written assignments before Christmas in Year 11.

Assessment is carried out via the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Unit 1 -Listening (20%) Controlled Assessment.  Unit 2 – Speaking (30%) Exam Tasks. Unit 3 – Reading (20%) External Assessment. Unit 4 – Writing (30%) Internal Assessment.

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