- Ms Labarbe - Head of Department
- Ms C Martel – Teacher of French
- Ms B Ndengue - Teacher of French
Year 7 Curriculum outline
Key concepts and grammatical points in year7
Gender, word order, the concept of verb declension and the negative form
Year 8 Curriculum outline
Pupils consolidate the key grammatical features of the language learnt in year 7 through the learning of new vocabulary and are introduced to 2 new time frames. At the end of year 8, they should be able to recognise these 3 time frames and should be able to use 2 tenses with at least 2 subject pronouns.
Key concepts and grammatical points in year 8
Consolidation of the present tense including reflexive and modal verbs and the perfect tense with different pronouns.
Year 9 Curriculum outline
Pupils consolidate their prior knowledge throughout the year and learn more complex features of the language as well as the future tense.
At the end of year 9 they should be able to use 3 different tenses and show an understanding of a range of grammatical rules.
Key concepts and grammatical points in year 9
Consolidation of present and perfect tense, introduction of the future tense and application of a wider set of grammatical rules in different contexts.
The SMSC part of the KS3 Curriculum should give pupils a better understanding of different cultures and encourage tolerance.
Sample of SMSC activities:
- They will have the opportunity to reflect on the effects of colonialism and the slave trade( Yr 8 cycle 4) and will complete work on racial and cultural bias (yr9 cycle 4)
- Cultural capital: paintings by Fernand Léger(Yr7 cycle 6), Théodore Gericault( yr8 cycle 4) and French impressionists (yr 7 cycle 4), original songs from different French speaking countries throughout KS3...
- Differences and similarities between languages through French proverbs and idioms (yr 7 cycle 5/yr 8 cycle 5 and yr 9 cycle 2) and regular references to word etymology in lessons.
- Literary sources : poem by Léopold Senghor(yr 8 cycle 4), fable by Jean de la Fontaine( yr 7 cycle 2), passages from the Count of Monte Cristo by Dumas (Yr9 cycle 3)
KS4-GCSE French Course outline
Yr 10 and yr 11 pupils will be covering 3 themes throughout KS4.
Theme 1 : Identity and Culture
Theme 2 : Local, national, international and global areas of interest
Theme 3 : Current and future study and employment
The GCSE course consists of 4 different exams
|Skill||Content of Exam||Weight|
45 min( higher)
|Exam testing pupils’ comprehension of the spoken language.||25%|
7-9 min (Foundation)
|Exam testing pupils’ comprehension of the written language||25%|
|Exam including translation tasks and short and extensive writing.||25%|