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French

Year 7

Autumn Term 1 and 2

Overview

All about me

  • Learning the alphabet and numbers
  • Learning the numbers
  • Being able to present key details about yourself (age, birthday, favourite colour)
  • To describe in details your school equipment
  • To talk about your family members

Assessment

Listening, reading, writing, and speaking assessments taking places in line with GCSE requirements.

Spring Term 1 and 2

Overview

  • To describe yourself or someone physically
  • Being able to talk about your personality or someone else’s
  • To talk about the weather
  • To talk about where you live in details and where you would like to live
  • To give opinions about where you live

Assessment:

Listening, reading, writing and speaking assessments taking places in line with GCSE requirements.

Summer Term 1 and 2

Film project

  • Learning about the cultural context of a film
  • Speculating about the story and the characters
  • Watching a film in target language
  • Describing the characters
  • comparing different school systems
  • Writing a film review

Year 8

Autumn Term 1 and 2

Overview

Free-time activities

  • Saying what sports you play
  • Being able to give opinions about sports
  • Giving opinions about what you do in your free time
  • Being able to say what you do not do in your free-time
  • Giving information about what other people do in their free-time

Assessment

Listening, reading, writing and speaking assessments taking places in line with GCSE requirements

Spring Term 1 and 2

Overview

Holidays

  • To be able to say where you went on holiday, how you travelled, who you went with and when you went
  • To be able to say what you did on holiday using the past tense
  • To describe the weather using the past tense
  • Giving opinions about your holiday
  • Being able to say where you would like to go on holiday

Assessment

Listening, reading, writing and speaking assessments taking places in line with GCSE requirements

Summer Term 1 and 2

Overview

School

  • Learning school subjects
  • To say which subjects you like and don’t like and why
  • To compare subjects
  • To describe a day in the past at school
  • To describe your teachers

Assessment

Listening, reading, writing and speaking assessments taking

Year 9

Autumn Term 1 and 2 

Overview

My area

  • To be able to say where you live in detail
  • To be able to say what there is and what there is not in your area
  • To give justified opinions of your area
  • To say what you would like in your area
  • To say what you would like to do in your area

Assessment

Listening, reading, writing and speaking assessments taking

Spring Term 1 and 2

Overview

Jobs

  • To be able to say what you will study for GCSE
  • Saying if you will go to university and justify your choices
  • Talking about your future career
  • Talking about your ideal partner
  • Describing your preferred lifestyle choice

Assessment

Listening, reading, writing and speaking assessments taking places in line with GCSE requirements

Summer Term 1 and 2

Overview

Film project

  • Learning about the cultural context of a film
  • Speculating about the story and the characters
  • Watching a film in target language
  • Describing the characters
  • Talking about the jobs in the film
  • Writing a film review

Year 10

Autumn Term 1 and 2 

Overview

Who am I?

  • Describing yourself 
  • Describing your best friend and explaining what makes a good friend 
  • Describing family relationships 
  • Making plans for the weekend 
  • Describing an evening out with friends 
  • Describing your role model 

Assessment

Listening, reading, writing and speaking assessments taking

Spring Term 1 and 2

Overview

Free-time

  • Saying what sports you play and explaining why doing sport is important 
  • Describing your activities on the internet, and discussing the dangers of the internet 
  • Giving music preferences 
  • Comparing your current reading habits to when you were younger 
  • Describing TV watching habits 

Festivals and celebrations

  • Describing your daily life 
  • Explaining what you eat 
  • Describing a recent birthday 
  • Explaining what you wear for different occasions 
  • Describing a festival or celebration that is important to you 
Summer Term 1 and 2

Overview

  • Describing where you live 
  • Discussing the advantages and disadvantages of your region 
  • Understanding and giving directions 
  • Asking for and understanding information in a tourist office 
  • Describing a local project that you have participated in 

Year 11

Autumn Term 1 and 2 

Overview

Holidays

  • Describing holidays 
  • Describing your ideal holidays 
  • Booking a hotel room 
  • Ordering in a restaurant 
  • Booking travel tickets 
  • Discussing travel preferences 
  • Negotiating prices in a market 
  • Discussing problems on holiday 

School life

  • Giving subject preferences 
  • Describing your school 
  • Comparing schools in the UK and France 
  • Giving opinions of school rules 
  • Describing extra-curricular school life 
  • Discussing a school trip you have been on 

Spring Term 1 and 2

Overview

The world of work

  • Discussing different careers and which pathway attracts you 
  • Explaining the value of speaking another language 
  • Applying for summer jobs 
  • Case study: a job in the tourism industry

Wider world

  • Talking about the global issues that concern you 
  • Talking about current environmental issues 
  • Describing what you do to protect the environment 
  • Talking about shopping choices you can make to help the planet 
  • Talking about volunteering work you have done 
  • Talking about global events 
Summer Term 1 and 2

Revision

Examination board and weightings

Edexcel French GCSE 

  • Listening – 25% 
  • Reading – 25% 
  • Writing – 25% 
  • Speaking – 25%

Enrichment opportunities 

  • Year 7 and 8 trip to Boulogne
  • Real lives exams for Year 9 students
  • E-twining opportunity for students in Year 8/9
  • Languages ambassadors programme
  • French touring play

Resources

  • Active Learn : students are given a personal log-in to this website and are assigned tasks by their teacher.
  • GCSE Bitesize: useful site to practise listening and reading tasks.
  • Linguascope: choose ‘Beginner’ level.
  • Quizlet: search for the topic you are revising, or make your own flash cards.