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What Will I Learn?

You will learn how to understand and respond to simple sentences in French. You will cover a number of topic areas such as personal information, family, house and home.


How Will I Be Assessed?

You will be assessed at the end of a module, every half term.  There will be a variety of reading, listening, writing and speaking tasks. They will also be assessed on translation every term.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

You will learn a range of vocabulary and structures. You will also learn memory techniques and how to begin to speak a language spontaneously. You will develop your pronunciation in French and you will also learn a number of basic grammatical terms.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

By the end of Year 7 you should have acquired a useful array of vocabulary and simple structures to give you a firm foundation for further language learning.

What Will I Learn?

In Year 8 you will cover topic areas such as Meeting People, Leisure, Fashion , daily routine and Food and Drink


How Will I Be Assessed?

At the end of each unit you will be assessed in two of the four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will also do some translation assessment.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

You will now acquire more skills to deal with longer sentences and you will be expected to reproduce written paragraphs and be able to take part in an extended dialogue with some spontaneity.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

This will help to prepare you for Year 9 where you will be starting the Foundation GCSE course.

What Will I Learn?

In Year 9 you start your GCSE in French on the AQA Foundation GCSE level.  You will study topics under various themes such as identity and culture, social issues, global, national and international and global areas of interest, current and future study and employment. The topic areas covered under these themes in year 9 are: MY studies: Life at school and college; charity and voluntary work; healthy and unhealthy living; holidays and travel and home, town neighbourhood.


How Will I Be Assessed?

At the end of every module, you will be assessed on listening, speaking, reading, translation and writing.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

You will now acquire more skills to help you with all elements of your language learning.  You will be expected to reproduce longer, written texts from memory and be able to take part in an extended dialogue giving at least eight pieces of information. You will also begin to produce work with more spontaneity and adapt and use grammatical structures in the past, preterit and future tenses.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

This will help to prepare you for Years 10 and 11, where you will be doing similar topics on the AQA GCSE course at a higher level. You will cover the same topics covered in Year 9 but in greater depth.

What Will I Learn?

In Year 10 you continue your GCSE in French on the AQA Higher GCSE level.  You will study topics under various themes such as identity and culture, social issues, global, national and international and global areas of interest, current and future study and employment. The topic areas covered under these themes in year 9 are: MY studies: Life at school and college; charity and voluntary work; healthy and unhealthy living; holidays and travel and home, town neighbourhood.


How Will I Be Assessed?

At the end of every module, you will be assessed on 2 out of 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading, translation and writing. Speaking and writing will be done from memory. You will begin to be assessed using exam specimen materials so increase your confidence in answering GCSE questions. You will also sit a mock / PPE exam to give you a taste of the actual GCSE exam.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

You will now acquire more skills to help you with all elements of your language learning.  You will be expected to reproduce longer, written texts from memory and be able to take part in an extended dialogue giving at least eight pieces of information. You will be taught strategies to adapt language, structures and grammar learnt to produce oral and written work with greater spontaneity and adapt and use grammatical structures beyond 3 tenses.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

You will begin to feel confident in the vocabulary and structures used as this will be done for the second time. This will help you feel more confidence in yourself as gives you the skills required to answer actual GCSE questions. You will feel more confident speaking and writing in the target language.

What Will I Learn?

In Year 11, you will cover the following topics: Environment, poverty and homelessness, Education post 16 and work, festivals in Spain and Hispanic countries as well as revise all the topics previously studied in Year 9-10.


How Will I Be Assessed?

As in Year 10, you will have assessments in all four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, translation and writing using specimen GCSE exam papers. You will also sit a number of mock/PPE exams to prepare you better for the actual GCSE exam.


What Different Types of Activities Will I Do Over Time to Help Me Learn?

Memory strategies, using a dictionary, accessing various resources such as verb tables should now be firmly embedded, equipping you with the necessary skills to deal with your final exams. You will also be taught strategies of reusing/recycling language and adapting it for different purposes in speaking and writing.


How Will This Help Me to Progress to the Next Year or Key Stage?

By the end of Year 11 you should now have a sound language learning base to either exploit later on in life in learning another language or extending your current linguistic competence.  If you have a real flair for languages you should now consider the next step by choosing French at A level.