Welcome to the French department

Who We Are
Ms E Fry
Mrs H McKenna
Mrs S Hodgson
Mrs S Gelder

Key Stage 3
Year 7 - Autumn Term
• Introductions. Greetings. Name. Days. Months. Dates. Age. Numbers 1-31. Alphabet. Weather
• My likes and dislikes. My school bag. Describing self and others. Family.

Spring Term
• School subjects. Opinions. Timetable. School routine. Food
• Computers and mobiles. Sports. Hobbies. Opinions. What others do.

Summer Term
• Where I live. Directions. Where I go at the weekend.
• Asking someone to go out. Saying what you can do
• Holidays. Getting ready to go out. Drinks and snacks.
• Future holiday plans. What you would like to do.

Year 8 - Autumn Term

TV programmes. Films. Reading. Using the internet. What you did yesterday evening.
• Saying what you did in Paris. Saying when you did things.
• Understanding information about tourist attractions. Saying where you went and how.
• Interviewing a suspect (asking questions)

Spring Term
• Describing personality. Discussing relationships. Talking about music.
• Agreeing, disagreeing and giving reasons. Talking about clothes. Talking about your passion.
• Describing where you live. Describing your home. Talking about meals.
• Discussing food to buy. Talking about an event (using 3 tenses)

Summer Term
• Talking about talent and ambition.
• Encouraging or persuading someone to do something.
• Giving commands and instructions.
• Saying who is the best, the most, the least.
• Showing a range of language.
• Revising and using previously learnt structures and tenses.

Key Stage 4
Examination Board: AQA
Being able to speak a foreign language is a valuable skill for your career as well as your leisure time. A GCSE in a language will set you apart from many other school leavers in the country. You will learn to understand, speak and write the foreign language well. You will have opportunities to express your opinions, and to learn about life in other countries. The work builds on your achievements so far at Key Stage 3 - in fact you have already covered some Foundation Level GCSE work, and Universities are increasingly favouring applicants with a Languages GCSE.

Assessment: Each of the four skills will be tested and all exams take place at the end of Year 11. Your teacher will conduct the Speaking test.Progression: You can study French at A level. The Language learning skills you develop will also help you to learn other languages. Languages are important in a wide range of jobs as more companies and professions operate in a global market.

September 2017