French

YearS 7 & 8 beginners

French Curriculum

Aim

Encourage students to be confident about speaking about the topics covered and developing their listening, reading and writing skills including using the present tense confidently.

Topics covered

  • Term 1 & 2 Introductions/birthdays/numbers Studio unit 1 ‘C’est perso’
  • Term 3 & 4 Studio unit 2 ‘Mon college’
  • Term 5 & 6 Studio unit 3 ‘Mes passetemps’

Homework

One homework per week is set to consolidate work covered in class.  20-30 minutes in length.

Assessment

Termly assessment in one or more of the skills - LSRW - from the course book

Year 8

French  Curriculum

Aim

To develop LSRW skills in the topics covered and to extend independence by learning more grammar – perfect/future tense.

Topics covered

  • Term 1 & 2 Studio 1 unit 4&5 ‘Ma zone’/’les vacances’
  • Term 3 & 4 Studio 2 unit 1 ‘T’es branche’
  • Term 5 & 6 Studio 2 unit 2 ‘Paris, je t’adore’

Year 9

French Curriculum

Aim

To further develop LSRW skills in the topics covered including consolidation of work in different tenses.

Topics covered

  • Term 1 & 2 Studio 2 unit 4 ‘Mon identite'
  • Term 3 & 4 Studio 3 unit 2 ‘Chez moi, chez toi'’
  • Term 5 & 6 Studio 3 unit 3 ‘Bien dans sa peau’

Homework

One  homework per week is set to consolidate work covered in class.  20-30 minutes in length.

Assessment

Termly assessment in one or more of the skills - LSRW - from the course book

Year 10

French  Curriculum

Aim

To use the topics below to develop skills in LSRW in order to become confident users of the language.

Topics covered

We follow the AQA French GCSE curriculum.

  • Term 1 & 2 Expo units 5 & 6 ‘Mon college’ & ‘Il faut bosser'
  • Term 3 & 4 Expo unit 7 ‘Tourisme’
  • Term 5 & 6  Expo unit 3 & 4 ‘La ou j’habite’ & ‘Allons y’
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Homework

2 homeworks per week of which one may be written and one learning

Assessment

Termly assessment in one or more of the skills - LSRW

Year 11

French Curriculum

Aim

To further develop the LSRW skills using the topics below as a stimulus.

Topics covered

We follow the AQA French GCSE curriculum

  • Term 1 & 2 Expo unit 9 ‘Le monde en danger
  • Term 3 & 4 Expo unit 1 & 2 ‘Moi’ & ‘Mon temps libre’
  • Term 5  Expo Unit 8 ‘Mode de vie’& Revision

 

Homework

2 homeworks per week of which one may be written and one learning

Assessment

Termly assessment in one or more of the skills - LSRW

Mock listening, speaking, reading & writing exams

Year 12

French A level

Aim

Students following this specification will develop their language knowledge, understanding and skills through:

•• using language spontaneously to initiate communication; ask and answer questions; express thoughts and feelings; present viewpoints; develop arguments; persuade; analyse and evaluate in speech and writing, including interaction with speakers of French

•• applying knowledge of pronunciation, morphology and syntax, vocabulary and idiom to communicate accurately and coherently, using a range of expression – including the list of grammar in this specification

•• using language-learning skills and strategies, including communication strategies such as adjusting the message, circumlocution, self-correction and repair strategies

•• listening and responding to spoken passages including some extended passages from a range of different contexts and sources, adapted as necessary, covering different registers and types,

including authentic communication involving one or more speakers

•• reading and responding to a variety of texts including some extended texts written for different purposes and audiences drawn from a range of authentic sources, including contemporary, historical and literary, fiction and non-fiction texts, adapted as necessary

•• understanding the main points, gist and detail from spoken and written material

•• inferring meaning from complex spoken and written material, including factual and abstract content

•• assimilating and using information from spoken and written sources, including material from online media

•• summarising information from spoken and written sources, reporting key points and subject matter in speech and writing

•• translating an unseen passage from French into English

•• translating an unseen passage from English into French.

Students must also study either one book and one film or two books from the lists in this specification.

They must appreciate, analyse and be able to respond critically in writing in French to the work they have studied. Their understanding of the work must include a critical appreciation of the concepts and issues covered and a critical and analytical response to features such as the form and the technique of presentation as appropriate to the work studied (eg the effect of narrative voice in a prose text or camera-work in a film). In addition, students following this specification will:

•• develop research skills in French, demonstrating the ability to initiate and conduct individual research on a subject of personal interest, relating to the country or countries where French is spoken

•• identify a key question or subject of interest and select relevant information in French from a range of authentic sources, including the internet

•• use information to illustrate knowledge and understanding of the research subject

•• analyse and summarise research findings, elaborating on key points of interest, as appropriate, through oral presentation and discussion.

Topics covered

  • Aspects of French speaking society – the changing nature of French family, cyber society and new technology, the world of work and volunteering
  • Cinema – La Haine (1995, Matthieu Kassovitz) –
  • Themes of unemployment, racism and poverty, ethnic diversity and crime and punishment
  • AS grammar (see AQA Syllabus for a list of AS grammar)

Homework

4 hours of homework/study time per week, and 1 supervised study period

Assessment

Mock past papers in January and June. Termly review of progress with PLCs. Weekly grammar/vocabulary tests, and exam-style questions.

Year 13

French  A2

Aim

Students following this specification will develop their language knowledge, understanding and skills through:

•• using language spontaneously to initiate communication; ask and answer questions; express thoughts and feelings; present viewpoints; develop arguments; persuade; analyse and evaluate in speech and writing, including interaction with speakers of French

•• applying knowledge of pronunciation, morphology and syntax, vocabulary and idiom to communicate accurately and coherently, using a range of expression – including the list of grammar in this specification

•• using language-learning skills and strategies, including communication strategies such as adjusting the message, circumlocution, self-correction and repair strategies

•• listening and responding to spoken passages including some extended passages from a range of different contexts and sources, adapted as necessary, covering different registers and types,

including authentic communication involving one or more speakers

•• reading and responding to a variety of texts including some extended texts written for different purposes and audiences drawn from a range of authentic sources, including contemporary, historical and literary, fiction and non-fiction texts, adapted as necessary

•• understanding the main points, gist and detail from spoken and written material

•• inferring meaning from complex spoken and written material, including factual and abstract content

•• assimilating and using information from spoken and written sources, including material from online media

•• summarising information from spoken and written sources, reporting key points and subject matter in speech and writing

•• translating an unseen passage from French into English

•• translating an unseen passage from English into French.

Students must also study either one book and one film or two books from the lists in this specification.

They must appreciate, analyse and be able to respond critically in writing in French to the work they have studied. Their understanding of the work must include a critical appreciation of the concepts and issues covered and a critical and analytical response to features such as the form and the technique of presentation as appropriate to the work studied (eg the effect of narrative voice in a prose text or camera-work in a film). In addition, students following this specification will:

•• develop research skills in French, demonstrating the ability to initiate and conduct individual research on a subject of personal interest, relating to the country or countries where French is spoken

•• identify a key question or subject of interest and select relevant information in French from a range of authentic sources, including the internet

•• use information to illustrate knowledge and understanding of the research subject

•• analyse and summarise research findings, elaborating on key points of interest, as appropriate, through oral presentation and discussion.

Topics covered

  • Integration/exclusion
  • Politics
  • Environment
  • Literature  - Albert Camus ‘L’Etranger’
  • A2 grammar (see AQA Syllabus for a list of A2 grammar)

Homework

4 hours of homework/study time per week

Assessment

Mock past papers in January and April. Termly review of progress with PLCs. Weekly grammar/vocabulary tests, and exam-style questions.

OCR

F703 Speaking exam (15 minutes)

F704 Listening, Reading and Writing 2 (2 hours 45 minutes)