French

YearTerm 1Term 2Term 3
Year 7In Languages, our curriculum is based on the belief that all students are entitled to the opportunity to learn a language and that language-learning is valuable in and of itself. We aim to equip our students for the next stage of their language-learning journey; whether that be communicating with native speakers in the world of work, being able to communicate when travelling, or continuing study to GCSE, A-Level and beyond.

Learning to communicate in a foreign language and learning about the cultures in which they are spoken is vital for broadening our students’ horizons and their view of the world. We also believe it is a key component of academic success at all levels.

Languages is a subject that presents unique challenges to students and our curriculum is designed in such a way as to maximise success for every student. We draw on educational research, both general educational research and MFL-specific, in the design of our curriculum to enhance students’ learning and inform teachers’ practice.

All students also have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities, including pen pal exchanges, a residential visit to Normandy, a Spanish exchange and a French spelling bee. We aim to offer as many enrichment opportunities as possible in order to complement what we do in lessons and give students the chance to use language in real-life situations.
Year 8Visiting France:
- Ordering food
- Shopping
Environment:
- Endangered species
- Pollution
- Solutions
- Social Issues
- Poverty
The perfect tense:
– Past activities
Year 9Past Holidays:
- Activities
- Accommodation
- Transport
- Weather
- Opinions
Sporting world:
- Sports and games
- Free time activities
- Profiles of famous sports stars
- Future ambitions
- Life as a child
Culture with the following sub-themes:
- Cannes Film Festival
- Physical geography of France
- The Revolution, Bastille Day
- Tour de France
Year 10- Relationships with friends and family
- Home town and region
- My studies
- Free time activities
- Free time activities continued
- Healthy Lifestyles
- Life at school
- Holidays and the perfect tense
- Mock exams
- Customs and festivals
Year 11- Marriage and partnerships
- Future education and careers
- Environment
- Mock exams
- Social issues, poverty and charity
- New technology
- Revision for exams
- Revision
- Final exams