Subject: French
Members of staff: Mrs. S. Stewart-Grey – MFL Department Leader
Ms. K. Dris – Teacher
Subject Overview:

Learners studying French cover a wide range of language and content including, looking at yourself and those around you, your local area and the wider French speaking world and aspects of travel and tourism. This will help to support them with their reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in the foreign language. Learners are encouraged to engage with authentic literature and media sources to develop their understanding of the language and create a cultural profile about what they understand about Francophonie culture.

At GCSE level, learners will study for two years and achieve AQA GCSE French. Listening, speaking, reading and writing will each be assessed as 25% of the course.

Key Stage 3
Content: Year 7: Year 8: Year 9:
Autumn Term 1: 1. Moi
2.
3.
1. Je suis en bonne forme
2. On fait de l’exercice
3.
1. Les pays francophones
2.
3.
Autumn Term 2: 1. Famille et ami
2.
3.
1. Ma ville et distractions
2. Houghton dans le passé
3. Tourist blog
1. On fait du camping
2.
3.
Spring Term 1: 1. La deuxième guerre
2. Monsieur Batignole
3. Lettre de la résistance
1. Mon enfance
2.
3.
1. Une nuit orageuse
2.
3.
Spring Term 2: 1. Mes passe-temps
2. Ce que je préfère
3.
1. Les problèms dans le monde
2. Ce que je fais à la maison
3.
1. Pourquoi étudier une langue?
2.
3.
Summer Term 1: 1. Peintre français
2.
3.
1. L’internet et resaux sociaux
2. Les années 80 / 90
3. Existe-t-il des extra terrestres?
1. Vacances de rêves
2.
3.
Summer Term 2: 1. Au café
2.
3.
1. Histoire d’un chanteur
2.
3.
1. Quel désastre!
2.
3.
Key Stage 4
Content: Year 10: Year 11:
Autumn Term 1: Life at school The environment
Autumn Term 2: Travel and tourism Charity work, homelessness and poverty
Spring Term 1: Education post – 16
Career choices and ambitions
Exam preparation
Spring Term 2: Health Exam preparation
Summer Term 1: Marriage and partnership
Summer Term 2: Social media and mobile technology
Revision Links for GCSE Course:

GCSEpod: https://www.gcsepod.com
Pearson AQA workbook: https://www.pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk/mflrevisionaudio
AQA French: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658
Word Reference: https://www.wordreference.com
Natural Reader: https://www.naturalreaders.com/online

How can parents support their child’s progress in this subject?

1. Actively engage in revision / homework schedules
2. Learn vocabulary and test each other
3. Help complete the KS3 Culture Challenge

Extra-Curricular Activities:

1. French cinema club
2. Erasmus project
3. Joint French and maths trip