All Year groups have 4 lessons per fortnight of French. We welcome the language learning skills that many of our students have acquired at primary school, but we begin Year 7 revising many of the basics so that students with no prior knowledge of French are not at a disadvantage.
Throughout Key Stage 3, we develop students’ knowledge of vocabulary and core grammar structures, in a range of topics such as: Me & My World, Planet Earth, Film and Festival and The French Speaking World. Homework in languages is often the learning of these key structures and vocabulary. It is very important that learning from memory is taken seriously as this is crucial for progression.
We aim to develop the students’ ability to understand how language works and equip them with the skills to understand and produce language in the four main skill areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. .
This is a summary of topics that the department cover in Key Stage 3, from years 7 until 9.
At Key Stage 4, all students on the EBACC pathway study French. We bring together all the prior learning from Key Stage 3 and follow a carefully constructed course which revises and deepens the students’ knowledge and understanding of grammatical structures and language through the topic areas of:
We use the AQA exam board and guide our students to achieve their very best. We fully understand the value of additional support therefore we regularly offer additional support sessions to all of our students. We have excellent relationships with parents and rely on them to encourage their sons and daughters to attend extra sessions and ensure that they thoroughly prepare for all examinations..