French

Staff

Ms Labarbe - Head of Department

Ms Minter – 2i/c Teacher

Mr  Smith – French Teacher

Mr Saeed - Urdu Teacher

Norlington Reads in French

KS3 Curriculum overview

 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

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

 

Key Stage 4

Overview of the New French GCSE

Pupils will be assessed in the four skills at the end of the course

Skill

Content of exam

Weight

 

Listening

35min exam at Foundation level

45min at higher

 

Exam testing pupils’ comprehension of the spoken language.

 

 

25%

 

Speaking

7-9 min at Foundation level

10-12 min at higher

 

1 roleplay

1 photocard

General conversation

 

 

25%

 

Reading

45min exam at Foundation level

1hr at higher 

 

Exam testing pupils’ comprehension of the written language

 

 

25%

 

Writing

1hr exam at Foundation level

1hr15min at higher

 

Exam including translation tasks and short and extensive writing.

 

 

25%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 9 Curriculum

 

Content

CYCLE 1

Food

Restaurant

Market :Dialogue + Quantities

Tourism Office: Questions

CYCLE 2

Countries and places

Holiday routine: Where/Who with/How long/ Activities

Last Holiday

CYCLE 3

Last Holiday

Future Plans

CYCLE 4

Pocket Money

Future Plans

CYCLE 5

In the Future (Education/work/family)

Healthy Living

CYCLE 6

Revision for end of year Exam

Body Parts

Not Feeling Well

 

Year 10 Curriculum

CYCLE THEME TOPICS
1 1

Me , my family & Friend

(Family members/physical support/personalities)

Relationship

(to get on + to argue with)

Marriage and Partnership

(Vocabulary specific to topic + personal opinion , Future plans e.g. Family life , children)

2 2

Home , Town , Neighbourhood and Region

(House + rooms + furniture + prepositions , shops & facilities + description of area / Now and before)

3 1

 Free Time Activities

Music, cinema and Tv

Sports + extreme sports

Food preferences + eating out

4 2

Travel and Tourism

Holiday preferences (accommodation , destination , transport...)

Hotel / Tourism office (Questions)

Past holidays

5 1

 Customs and Festivals

Vocabulary related to topic

A festival/celebration with my family (narration in the past)

Weather in the past (Perfect & imperfect)

6  3

 School

Description of the building

Uniform

Future plans (college/uni/jobs)

 

Year 10 Curriculum Overview 

 

Part of the Curriculum covered

Focus

Success Criteria

 Cycle 1

Relationship and Choices

 

 

Preparation to 1st Speaking Controlled Assessment

Recording of Speaking CA1

Emphasis on Speaking in lessons

Written work regularly marked to allow pupils to make corrections needed before producing their CA

Contact parents for pupils who are a cause for concerns

Focus on pronunciation in after school revision classes.

 Cycle 2

week 1,2&3

End of cycle 2

 

 

Revision of past tense

 Cycle 3

 Health

Preparation to Listening and Reading exam

 

 Cycle 4

 

 

 

Leisure and Free Time

 

 

Preparation to  1st Writing Controlled Assessment

Written work regularly marked to allow pupils to make corrections needed before producing their CA

 

Cycle 5

Regular testing in class to identify pupils that are not on track

Cycle 6

Start of cycle

 

Week 2-6

Holidays

Production of Writing CA1

Preparation to Listening and Reading exam

 

 

Year 11 Curriculum

Cycle

Theme

Topics

1 3

Life at School

Rules (‘Il faut/ il ne faut pas’ /’ interdit’ /’avoir le droit’)
A day in school + Work experience
Ideal school (H)

Post -16 education

Career paths (College/Uni/apprenticeship)

Jobs

2 2

 Global and Social Issues

Protecting the environment

Poverty & Homelessness

Charity & Voluntary work

Healthy/Unhealthy Living

3 1

 Technology in Everyday Life

Social Media

Mobile Technology

4

1

Exam Revision

Technology in Everyday Life

Healthy Living

 

Year 11 Curriculum Overview

 

Part of the Curriculum covered

Focus

Success Criteria

 Cycle 1

 

 

 

 

Home and Environment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation to Speaking Controlled Assessment 2

Recording of Speaking CA2

Emphasis on Speaking in lessons

 

Written work regularly marked to allow pupils to make corrections needed before producing their CA

 

Contact parents for pupils who are a cause for concerns

 

 

 

 

 

Regular testing in class to identify pupils that are not on track.

 

Cycle 2

week 1,2& 3

 

End of cycle 2

 

Cycle 3

 

 

 

Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparation to Writing Controlled Assessment 2

 

Production of Writing CA2

 

 

 

Cycle 4

Week 1+2

 

Week 3

 

 

Cycle 5

 

Revisiting of all 4 contexts

Preparation to Listening and Reading exam

All sections identified on Vocabexpress completed by pupils

Weekly vocabulary tests

Contact with parents if needed