Key Stage 3

All pupils in years 7 and 8 study French for four hours per fortnight.

We follow the Expo 1 textbook, studying modules 1 – 3 in year 7 and 4 – 6 in year 8.

Below is an outline of the topics covered in each module.

Module 1

  • Meeting people
  • School objects and the alphabet
  • Counting up to 20
  • Saying when your birthday is
  • Talking about the classroom
  • Saying what colours things are

Module 2

  • Talking about brothers and sisters
  • Talking about your family
  • Talking about your pets
  • Describing yourself and others
  • Talking about hair and eyes

Module 3

  • Talking about where people live
  • Describing your home
  • Describing your bedroom
  • Talking about what you do in the evening
  • Telling the time

Module 4

  • Asking about places in a town
  • Asking for directions
  • Where you are and where you are going
  • Expressing opinions
  • Ordering drinks and snacks

Module 5

  • Talking about what you do in the morning
  • Talking about your school subjects
  • Giving opinions and reasons
  • Talking about your timetable
  • Talking about what you do after school

Module 6

  • Talking about sports and games
  • Talking about musical instruments
  • Saying what you like to do
  • At the leisure centre
  • Going on holiday

Key Stage 4

In years 9, 10 and 11, French is an options subject, if chosen pupils study French for 5 hours per fortnight.

We follow the Studio textbook and we use the Edexcel exam board.

In year 9 pupils study modules 1 – 3 in year 9, 4 – 6 in year 10 and 7 and 8 in year 11. This leaves plenty of time for exam preparation.

Below is an outline of the topics covered in each module.

Module 1

  • Revising family and describing people
  • Revising places in the town and activities
  • Talking about friends and what makes a good friend
  • Talking about family relationships
  • Making arrangements to go out
  • Describing a night out with friends
  • Talking about your life when you were younger
  • Discussing role models

Module 2

  • Revising sport and music
  • Revising technology, films and TV
  • Talking about sport
  • Talking about your life online
  • Talking about books and reading
  • Talking about television programmes
  • Talking about actors and films

Module 3

  • Talking about food and meals
  • Discussing and shopping for clothes
  • Describing your daily life
  • Talking about food for special occasions
  • Using polite language
  • Describing family celebrations
  • Describing festivals and traditions

Module 4

  • Talking about where you live, weather and transport
  • Describing and town and asking the way
  • Describing a region
  • Talking about your town, village or district
  • Discussing what to see and do
  • Discussing plans and the weather
  • Describing community projects

Module 5

  • Talking about what you normally do on holiday
  • Talking about holidays (past, present and future)
  • Talking about an ideal holiday
  • Booking and reviewing hotels
  • Ordering in a restaurant
  • Talking about travelling
  • Buying souvenirs
  • Talking about holiday disasters

Module 6

  • Revising school subjects
  • Talking about your school
  • Comparing school in the UK and French-speaking countries
  • Discussing school rules
  • Talking about getting the best out of school
  • Talking about a school exchange

Module 7

  • Discussing jobs and work preferences
  • Discussing career choices
  • Talking about plans, hopes and wishes
  • Discussing the importance of languages
  • Applying for jobs
  • Understanding case studies

Module 8

  • Taking about what makes you tick
  • Discussing problems facing the world
  • Talking about protecting the environment
  • Discussing ethical shopping
  • Talking about volunteering
  • Discussing big events