French is traditionally the most widely-studied foreign language by British students. As well as being spread throughout the globe, it is recognised that the proximity of France makes it an invaluable language for our students to study.

We have France to thank for a great deal of our language, and the study of French often is made simpler by the words we often have in common. A romance language, like Spanish and Italian, French is a very expressive and enjoyable one to study.

In Key Stage 3 the course is normally split into modules, which are assessed half-termly. Projects, such as film reviews and work focusing on Celebrity Culture form part of later KS3 work.

Year 7 topic areas:

  • Personal Introductions
  • School
  • French-speaking Countries
  • Family, Friends & Pets
  • Free Time
  • My Local Area
  • Holidays
  • Café Food

Year 8 topic areas:

  • Family
  • Free Time
  • Going Out
  • Clothing
  • Food and Drink
  • Holidays
  • Friendships

Year 9 topic areas:

  • Media
  • Future plans
  • Holidays
  • French-speaking World
  • Travel in France
  • Rights and Responsibilities

    In Key Stage 4, the GCSE course is split into 9 modules, which are assessed in the following way:

    Reading Exam: 20%

    Listening Exam: 20%

    Speaking Controlled Assessment: 30%

    Writing Controlled Assessment: 30%

    The topic areas covered are:

    • Personal Information
    • Media
    • Free time
    • House & Home
    • Shopping
    • School & Further Education,
    • The World of Work & Work Experience
    • Tourism & Holidays
    • Healthy Living
    • The Environment
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