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The French department is a dynamic, enthusiastic department, which endeavours to make learning languages fun and meaningful. Our aim is to develop a life-long love of language learning in our students, to build their cultural awareness and to ensure that every student is able to reach his/her full potential. We will achieve this by delivering outstanding French lessons, which are well-structured, engaging and relevant to learners.

Students receive regular, effective feedback and are then allocated time within lessons and homework tasks to make any correction required, or develop their work further. We consistently emphasise that it is okay to make mistakes, believing where students really learn is in deciding how they move on from these errors. We provide the students with many opportunities for collaboration and independent work in each lesson.

Our department aims to encourage students to use the target language with each other in pair and group work. We ensure that students hear authentic language each time they are in French lessons. This open environment allows students to grow in confidence and not feel intimidated in speaking out in front of the class.

French Team

Autumn Term

At the end of the first half-term we will make sure that all the students are comfortable with the alphabet, numbers, calendar, birthday, greetings, nationalities (this will support links with the Geography curriculum where they will be looking at countries in the EU. This will introduce the first topic which is “About Me“. In French classes, the students will start straightaway with the basic vocabulary mentioned above.

After half-term, we will continue with the same topic and we will encourage the students to use simple but complete sentences in order to talk about family, pets, physical description and personality. This topic is relevant as this is usually the first topic of conversation when children meet next friends (such as penpals).

Autumn Term

The main theme introduced in Year 8 is about where they live, which we believe is the next topic of conversation children have with new friends. We have organised this term into topics.

The first topic is about their home, which will be covered in the first half-term. We will help the students to talk about different types of accommodation, description of their house, their daily routine what they usually do and/or intend to do at home. This topic will also help the students to revise and consolidate their knowledge about opinion phrases, the present tense and the future tense and other basic grammatical features.

Syllabus

Subject Board Qualification Link Split
French EDEXCEL GCSE Edexcel [2FR01] Listening: 20%
Speaking: 30%
Reading: 20%
Writing: 30%

Syllabus

Subject Board Qualification Link Split
French EDEXCEL GCSE Edexcel [2FR01] Listening: 20%
Speaking: 30%
Reading: 20%
Writing: 30%

Syllabus

Subject Board Qualification Link Split
French EDEXCEL GCSE Edexcel [2FR01] Listening: 20%
Speaking: 30%
Reading: 20%
Writing: 30%