French

French – YR7

Units taught in Year 7:

Accès
Greetings, numbers, likes and dislikes, adjectives, classroom objects, family and where you live.
Unit 1
Describing yourself and others, likes and dislikes, adjective agreement, present tense.
Unit 2
School subjects, time, food and drink, asking questions, 1st person plural.
Unit 3
Technology, jouer, faire, aimer, 3rd person plural.
Unit 4
Town/village, directions, vouloir, pouvoir.
Unit 5
Holidays, drinks, reflexive verbs, je voudrais.

Main Skills Developed in Year 7

Speaking: pronunciation, phonics (patterns of letters / sounds).

Listening: recognising familiar vocab, discounting information not needed, understanding the ‘gist’ of authentic material.

Reading: basic and more detailed comprehension skills (skimming, scanning, reading for detail).

Writing: use of grammar (use of a variety of connectives, vocab and tenses) and punctuation (French specific e.g. accents, apostrophes etc.), use of authentic texts to produce own versions of authentic materials.

SMSC & British Values:
What are British Values?
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally.


How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:
• Encourage the use of online learning software: www.languagenut.com,
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) and www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab
• Encourage them not to use online translators for written homework, but instead to use an online dictionary (such as dict.cc ) or notes in their exercise book/Microsoft Teams.

French – YR8

Units taught in Year 8:

Unit 1
TV, books, present tense of avoir and être, perfect tense.
Unit 2
Describing a holiday break, c’était, questions in the perfect tense.
Unit 3
Personality, relationships, reflexive verbs, agreeing and disagreeing, the near future, clothes.
Unit 4
Describing where you live, comparatives, prepositions, meals, il faut.
Unit 5
modal verbs + infinitive, imperative, superlative, talking about talent and ambition.
Unit 5
modal verbs + infinitive, imperative, superlative, talking about talent and ambition.

Main skills developed in Year 8:

Speaking: speak spontaneously and naturally using authentic expressions, develop the use of high frequency words.

Listening: develop listening skills using continuous texts and predicting the context, use context to work out unknown words.

Reading: use the context to work out unknown words, use resource and support materials including dictionaries, read more challenging authentic texts in French.

Writing: understand and form the perfect past tense, use an example text as a model, develop extended opinions and giving reasons why.

SMSC & British Values:

What are British Values?
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally.


How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:

• Encourage the use of online learning software: www.languagenut.com,
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) and www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab
• Encourage them not to use online translators for written homework, but instead to use an online dictionary (such as dict.cc ) or notes in their exercise book/Microsoft Teams.

French – YR9

Units taught in Year 9:

Unit 1
Social media, direct object pronouns, describing a date, three tenses.
Unit 2
Parts of the body, sport, healthy eating, future tense, health issues.
Unit 3
Describing jobs, learning languages, modal verbs, imperfect tense, jobs.
Unit 4
Holidays, questions using inversion, conditional, reflexive verbs, visiting a tourist attraction.
Unit 5
Discussing what you are allowed to do, expressions with avoir, si in complex sentences, talking about things you buy.
Unit 5
Discussing what you are allowed to do, expressions with avoir, si in complex sentences, talking about things you buy.

Main skills developed in Year 9:

Speaking: speak spontaneously and naturally using authentic expressions, develop the use of high frequency words.
Listening: develop listening skills using continuous texts and predicting the context, use context to work out unknown words.
Reading: use the context to work out unknown words, use resource and support materials including dictionaries, read more challenging authentic texts in French.
Writing: understand and form the perfect past tense, imperfect past tense, near future tense, simple future tense, use an example text as a model, develop extended opinions and giving reasons why.

SMSC & British Values:

What are British Values?
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally.

How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:
• Encourage the use of online learning software: www.languagenut.com,
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) and www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab
• Encourage them not to use online translators for written homework, but instead to use an online dictionary (such as dict.cc ) or notes in their exercise book/Microsoft Teams.

French – YR10

Units taught in Year 10:

Unit 1
Friends, family, relationships, arrangements to go out, role models, present tense irregular verbs, reflexive verbs, near future, perfect and imperfect.
Unit 2
Sport, depuis plus present, comparative, imperfect, books, online, TV, superlative.
Unit 3
Daily life, food, family celebrations, festivals, modals, en, asking questions, venir de plus infinitive.
Unit 4
Describing a region, negatives, y, quel, weather, future, community projects.
Unit 5
Holidays, en + p.p., conditional, reflexive, pluperfect, avant de.
Unit 6
School, imperative, il faut, healthy living.

Main skills developed in Year 10:

Speaking: speak spontaneously and naturally using authentic expressions, develop the use of high frequency words.
Listening: develop listening skills using continuous texts and predicting the context, use context to work out unknown words.
Reading: use the context to work out unknown words, use resource and support materials including dictionaries, read more challenging authentic texts in French.
Writing: Master the perfect past tense, imperfect past tense, near future tense, simple future tense, use an example text as a model, develop extended opinions and giving reasons why.

SMSC & British Values:

What are British Values?
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally.
How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:
• Encourage the use of online learning software: www.languagenut.com,
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) and www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab
• Encourage them not to use online translators for written homework, but instead to use an online dictionary (such as dict.cc ) or notes in their exercise book/Microsoft Teams.

French – YR11

Units taught in Year 11:

Unit 7
Career choices, plans, hopes and wishes, applying for jobs, direct object pronouns in the perfect tense, verbs with a or de, comparatives.
Unit 8
World problems, environment, ethical issues, modal verbs in the conditional, passive, indirect object pronouns, arguments for and against.
Basic Revision and Past Papers.
Basic Revision and Past Papers.
Exams
Extra-curricular Opportunities:
After-school intervention, study support and KS3 French Trip.
Extra-curricular Opportunities:
After-school intervention, study support

SMSC & British Values:

What are British Values?
• Democracy
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally.
• Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England.

How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:

• Encourage the use of online learning software: www.languagenut.com,
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) and www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab
• Encourage them not to use online translators for written homework, but instead to use an online dictionary (such as dict.cc ) or notes in their exercise book/Microsoft Teams.

French – YR12

Units taught in Year 12:

Theme 1 Social Issues and Trends
Family, digital world, youth culture.
Theme 2 Artistic Culture in the French-speaking world Festivals, traditions, art and architecture.
Grammar: Past, Present and Future tenses, adjective endings, prepositions and case system.
Weekly conversation classes building on GCSE knowledge and improving spontaneous speech and fluency.
Study of literature
Students must also study a book. They must know, understand and be able to respond critically in writing in French to the work they have studied. Their knowledge and understanding must include a critical response to aspects such as the structure of the plot, characterisation, and the use of imagery or other stylistic features as appropriate to the work
Grammar: The formation of imperatives, recognising and using the past historic, the imperfect, present and past participles.
Recognising and using the present subjunctive, understanding and using the conditional mood and using adverbs.
Study of Film
Study and show understanding including critical response to aspects such as the structure of the plot, characterisation, and the use of imagery or other stylistic features as appropriate to the work.
Unit 7 & IRP
How French society has become multicultural and how immigrants and their descendants live in France.
Exam Preparation : Looking at essay writing in German, style and exam-technique. Revision for rehearsal examinations held in the Summer term.
Speaking exam IRP project work.
Extra-curricular Opportunities:
After-school intervention, study support and KS3 French Trip.

SMSC & British Values:

What are British Values?
• Democracy
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally.
• Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
• Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally.
• Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England.
• Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions.
How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:
• Encourage the use of online vocab learning software.

French – YR13

Units taught in Year 13:

Theme 3: Multiculturalism in French -speaking society – Immigration, integration and racism.
Theme 4: Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world
Judicial system, criminality and rehabilitation, young people and politics, future of the European Union
Grammar: Recognising the present and perfect subjunctive and past historic of regular and irregular verbs
Bi-weekly essays for film/literature.
Weekly 1:1 speaking intervention for IRP.
Revision of all themes, grammar and past papers.
Revision of all themes, grammar and past papers.
Bi-weekly essays for film/literature.
Weekly 1:1 speaking intervention for IRP.
Revision of Themes 1-3, IRP, film and literature – past papers, targeted intervention, 1:1 speaking practise.
Final A-Level examinations
Extra-curricular Opportunities:
After-school intervention, study support and conversational club.
SMSC & British Values:


What are British Values?
• Democracy
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally
• Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
• Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions
• Encourage respect for other people and encourage respect for democracy, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:

• Encourage the use of online vocab learning software:
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) & www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab.
• Encourage them not to use online translators for written homework, but instead to use an online dictionary (such as dict.cc ) or notes in their exercise book/Microsoft Teams.
• Students will be set weekly short homeworks of vocabulary learning, grammar learning from their Knowledge Organisers and assessment preparation tasks towards the end of each unit. Microsoft Teams are created for each class to enable students to communicate with teachers about homework and missed work.