French

Staff

Ms Labarbe - Head of Department
Ms Silva – French Teacher
Mr Saeed – Urdu Teacher

Norlington Reads in French

KS3 Curriculum overview

 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle3

Cycle 4

Cycle 5

Cycle 6

 

 

Year 7

 

 

- Greetings

-Classroom Objects

- Age

- Birthday

-Classroom

-Colours

-Siblings

-Family

-Animals

-Description

-Where I live

-My House

-My Bedroom

-Evening Activities

-The Time

-Places in town

-Directions

-Where Are You Going?

-Invitations

-At the café

 

 

Year 8

 

 

-Morning Routine

-School

-After school routine

-Sports and games

- My Next Holiday

- Recap

-Jobs

- Free Time using ‘we’ and ‘they’

-Weather

- Where people live

 

-TV

-Last Weekend

-Invitations

-Excuses

-Clothes

 

Every pupil has homework to complete on the Vocabexpress website before the end of every cycle.
They are encouraged to use this website to revise their vocabulary before an assessment

vocabexpress

 

 

Key Stage 4

Overview of the French GCSE Course (for current Yr 10 & 11 Pupils Only)

 

Assignments and Exams

% of the final grade

Year 10

1 Speaking Controlled Assessment

15%

1 Writing Controlled Assessment

15%

     


Year 11

1 Speaking Controlled Assessment

15%

1 Writing Controlled Assessment

15%

Final Listening Exam

20%

Final Reading Exam

20%

 

Pupils cover 4 contexts over 2 years:

1- Lifestyle
2- Leisure
3- Home and Environment
4- Work and Education

All the vocabulary covered in these 4 contexts is available on vocabexpress.com and supplied by AQA,our board of examination. Pupils are encouraged to use the website for exam revision.

 

Overview of the New French GCSE ( for our current yr9 pupils)

Pupils will be assessed in the four skills at the end of the course (June in Yr11).

Skill

Content of exam

Weight

Listening

35mn exam at Foundation level

45 mn at higher

Exam testing pupils’ comprehension of the spoken language.

25%

Speaking

7-9 mn at Foundation level

10-12 at higher

1 roleplay

1 photocard

General conversation

25%

Reading

45mn exam at Foundation level

1hr at higher

Exam testing pupils’ comprehension of the written language

25%

Writing

1hr exam at Foundation level

1hr15mn at higher

 

Exam including translation tasks and short and extensive writing.

25%

 

Themes of study:

Theme 1- Identity and culture

Theme 2- Local, national and international and global areas of interests

Theme 3- Current and future study and employment

All the vocabulary covered in these 3 themes will be available on vocabexpress.com and supplied by AQA,our board of examination. Pupils are encouraged to use the website for exam revision.

 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Cycle 4

Year 9

  • Eating habits
  • At the market
  • At the restaurant
  • At the tourism Office
  • Countries and places
  • Holiday routine(present tense)
  • Last holiday(past tense
  • Present and past tense recap

Where/ Who with / How long?

Activities

  • Preparation to oral exams
  • Revision for mini GCSE exam
  • Pocket money
  • Negative sentences
  • Myself and my family
  • Future plans (modal verb)

GCSE Theme 1- Identity and culture

Me, my family and friends