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Our Languages curriculum

KS3 French curriculum

Intent: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart” Nelson Mandela

  • High-quality and innovative lessons develop the pupils’ ability and confidence to use a wide variety of linguistic structures;
  • Our ambition is that our pupils will communicate effectively in French on a range of key topics;
  • We believe the learning of a language should be done in a context which develops and promotes cross-cultural communication as a key skill in a modern, changing world;
  • We underpin our lessons with a strong tradition of vocabulary learning and grammatical instruction.
Year 7Year 8Year 9
Half term 1Introduction:
Name, age, where you live, likes and dislikes.
Preferences:
TV programmes, films, online use, music
Basic information
Personality; online life; food and what you eat
Half term 2Introduction 2:
Descriptions of personality and physical descriptions. The verbs AVOIR and ETRE
Leisure and trips
Activities in the perfect tense
 
THE PERFECT TENSE
Health and lifestyle:
What you eat; what sport you do
How you are going to make improvements to your lifestyle in the future
Half term 3Free Time: 
What you do in your free time at home; how you use your phone and computer
 
THE INFINITIVE
-ER VERBS 
Your profile 
What you are like; relationships with family
ADJECTIVAL AGREEMENT
 
REFLEXIVE VERBS
 
Jobs, career and ambitions for the future 
 
Talking about subject preferences and choices along with jobs family members do and what pupils would like to do
 
Je voudrais + INF
Half term 4Free Time 2:
Leisure activities
ER verbs and using the INFINITIVE after verbs which introduce opinions
Your profile 2:
Clothing and your style
 
PORTER
 Jobs, career and ambitions for the future 2
Why Languages?
How your preferences have changed
Ambitions for the future
 
MODAL VERBS
IMPERFECT TENSE
FUTURE TENSE
Half term 5Town :
What there is in your town and where you go
IL Y A
ALLER
Home 1:
Where you live; description of house; domestic routines with food
 
Prepositions
Partitive article
Holidays 1:  Where you normally go and what you normally do then what you did last year
Half term 6Holidays:
What you are able to do and visit in different locations and what you are going to visit
 
ON PEUT
ALLER + INF
Home 2:
How you help at home and what you did to celebrate a recent birthday
 
PERFECT TENSE
Holidays 2:
What you take on holiday and why
What your ideal holidays would be
 
CONDITIONAL

KS4 GCSE French

Exam board: AQA
Course code: 8652
Examinations: Listening 25%; Reading 25%; Writing 25% and Speaking 25%
Progression routes: French is an excellent base from which to continue to all courses. The acquisition of language and the application of patterns helps with general academic development. GCSE leads nicely to A Level and beyond. Many people who study languages go on to work as Lawyers; Teachers; Translators; Journalists as well as a raft of other things.

Year 10Year 11
Half term 1Me and my family School and LifestyleSchool and Lifestyle
Half term 2LeisureJobs
Half term 3CelebrationsGlobal issues and the wider world
Half term 4Town and Country: Your environment RevisionRevision
Half term 5HolidaysRevision
Half term 6Revision and ReviewRevision

KS4 GCSE German

Exam board: AQA
Course code: 8668
Examinations: Listening 25%; Reading 25%; Writing 25% and Speaking 25%
Progression routes: German is an excellent base from which to continue to all courses. The acquisition of language and the application of patterns helps with general academic development. GCSE leads nicely to A Level and beyond. Many people who study languages go on to work as Lawyers; Teachers; Translators; Journalists as well as a raft of other things.

Year 10Year 11
Half term 1SchoolHolidays
Half term 2LeisureJobs
Half term 3Friends and FamilyGlobal issues and the wider world
Half term 4House and HomeRevision
Half term 5TownRevision
Half term 6Revision and ReviewRevision

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Updated | 23rd January, 2024 |

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