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French

All pupils entering Key Stage 4 are encouraged to continue with their study of a Modern Foreign Language, either French or German, or both French and German.


Work in French will follow the requirements of the AQA GCSE with an emphasis on communication in realistic situations, grammatical knowledge and application.  Pupils will learn to use language for

  • speaking about themselves and conducting conversations in everyday situations
  • listening to announcements, conversations, news items, telephone messages, blogs, etc.
  • reading signs, advertisements, tourist brochures, newspapers, online articles, etc,
writing lists, messages, letters, accounts and descriptions

 


Assessment is by examination and ongoing assessment in the following areas.

 

Speaking              30% 2 tasks to be completed during the course           
Listening              20% (terminal exam 30-40 minutes)
Reading               20% (terminal exam 30-50 minutes)
Writing                 30% 2 tasks to be completed during the course

 

Candidates may enter for Foundation or Higher tier or for a different tier in each of listening and reading.

 

 

French at Key Stage 3 Year 7

 

 

Key Topics/ learning:

 

Pupils will build on basic French acquired at Key Stage 2, recapping topics such as basic greetings, numbers, colours and dates. Other topics studied are family and friends, describing where you live, places in town, school and sports and hobbies.

 

Assessments:

 

There are three modules throughout Year 7, and pupils will be assessed in the four skill areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing, both during and at the end of each of these units. Pupils will also regularly be tested on vocabulary learnt in class.

 

Revision resources

 

Pupils will be provided with a vocab sheet with all the key vocabulary at the start of each unit. They can also use http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/ where there are some useful resources.

 

 

Subject advice

and guidance:

 

 

Acquisition of vocabulary is a key part to success in French. Therefore, it is imperative that pupils make every effort to learn vocabulary covered in lessons, as well as the key grammar points. Trying to use French in out-of-school contexts is also useful, for example changing the language setting on a DVD into French or selecting French subtitles is a really good way to do this.

 

 

French at Key Stage 3 Year 8

 

 

Key Topics/ learning:

 

Pupils will extend on some of the topics studied in Year 7 (family, sports and hobbies) as well as studying new topics of making arrangements, food and drink, holidays and travel and pocket money and shopping. Pupils will also extend their basic knowledge of grammar to look at using past and future tenses.

 

Assessments:

 

There are three modules throughout Year 8, and pupils will be assessed in the four skill areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing, both during and at the end of each of these units. Pupils will also regularly be tested on vocabulary learnt in class.

 

Revision resources

 

Pupils will be provided with a vocab sheet with all the key vocabulary at the start of each unit. They can also use http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/ where there are some useful resources.

 

Subject advice

and guidance:

 

There will be a big focus on past tense during Year 8, and it is important that students make every effort to consolidate their understanding of this, being able to recognise it in spoken and written French, and also trying to use it in their own work.

 


French at Key Stage 3 Year 9

 

 

Key Topics/ learning:

 

Pupils will continue to consolidate and refine their knowledge of the three main time frames in French (past, present, future). The topics studied during Year 9 are TV and cinema, future plans, healthy lifestyle, holidays and accommodation and young people’s rights.

 

Assessments:

 

There are three modules throughout Year 9, and pupils will be assessed in the four skill areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing, both during and at the end of each of these units. Pupils will also regularly be tested on vocabulary learnt in class.

 

Revision resources

 

Pupils will be provided with a vocab sheet with all the key vocabulary at the start of each unit. They can also use http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/ where there are some useful resources.

 

Subject advice

and guidance:

 

The use of three tenses, as well as using more complex vocabulary and linking words are key features of Year 9. Pupils should try to use as much of this in their own work as possible.

 


If you would like further details about this course please see Miss Cave or email: s.cave@endon.staffs.sch.uk


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