French

Key Stage 3   

Year Group

Areas of Study

7

Term 1: Introductions

Term 2: Family and friends, including pets and Christmas in France

Term 3: Where I live

Term 4: Directions and in the café

Term 5: School and daily routine

Term 6: Weather, hobbies and holidays

8

FL1

Terms 1 & 2: Last weekend and going out (past tense)

Terms 3 & 4: Shopping, invitations and excuses

Terms 5 & 6: Food, shopping for food, ordering food

 

FL2

Term 1: Introductions

Term 2: Family and friends, including pets and Christmas in France

Term 3: Where I live

Term 4: Directions, in the café, school and daily routine

Term 5: School and daily routine

Term 6: Weather, hobbies and holidays

9

FL1

Terms 1 & 2: Project on holidays based on the film: ‘Mon père ce héros’

Terms 3 & 4: Le Petit Prince – project based on ‘Le Petit Prince’

Term 5: Holidays in Normandie project

Term 6: Start of GCSE topics

 

FL2

Terms 1 & 2: Last weekend, going out and free time activities (past tense)

Terms 3 & 4: Clothes, shopping, invitations and excuses

Terms 5 & 6: Food, shopping for food, ordering food

 Key Stage 4

Board

Eduqas

Outline of the Course

  • The course aims to equip students with the necessary language learning skills both for immediate use and to prepare them for further language study and use in school, higher education or in employment. Students will study from a range of resources which includes writing in different registers. Students can be entered for either foundation or higher tier, however, at SLGGS the majority of students are entered for the latter.
  • The content of the course will develop students’ ability to communicate confidently and coherently with native speakers in speech and writing, conveying what they want to say with increasing accuracy as well as express and develop thoughts and ideas spontaneously and fluently.
  • There are three broad areas of study: Identity and Culture, Local National, International and Global Areas of Interest and Current and Future Study and Employment. These topics build on those studied in Key Stage 3. These topics are broken down as follows:
  • Identity and Culture – Youth Culture, Lifestyles and Customs and Traditions
  • Local National, International and Global Areas of Interest – Home and Locality, Countries where the language is spoken and Global Sustainability
  • Current and Future Study and Employment – Current Study, World of Work, Jobs and Future Plans

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Component 1 – Speaking

12 minutes preparation time then:

Foundation – 7-9 minutes

Higher – 10 – 12 minutes

25%

(60 marks)

2

Component 2 – Listening

5 minutes reading time then:

Foundation – 35 minutes

Higher – 45 minutes

25%

(45 marks)

3

Component 3 – Reading

Foundation – 1 hour

Higher – 1 hour 15 minutes

25%

(60 marks)

4

Component 4 – Writing

Foundation – 1 hour 15 minutes
Higher – 1 hour 30 minutes

25%
(60 marks)