Modern Languages

Modern Languages

Departmental Intent

 

A broad and balanced curriculum which produces well rounded and informed members of society who can achieve outstanding academic success.


A curriculum that meets the needs of all and improves over time, refined and owned by a reflective and professional staff body.

 

 

YEAR 7
YEAR 8
YEAR 9
YEAR 10
YEAR 7

TERM 1

Introduction to French skills: Learning the base skills for translating simple ideas into french

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Single word translations
  • Simple sentence formation
  • Reading for basic understanding
  • Describing a picture
  • Phonics
  • Joining simple sentences with connectives

 

TERM 2

Au college: Ability to use simple description  

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Writing to describe
  • Writing a longer piece with teacher support
  • Listening and reading for gist

 

TERM 3

Free Time: develop a wider range of understanding skills and description

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Asking and answering questions
  • Phonics
  • Using cognates
YEAR 8

TERM 1

Ma vie de famille: Description of family and ability to start writing longer pieces

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Simple sentence translations
  • Detailed descriptions
  • Listening for context and understanding

TERM 2

En ville: Description of habitation and ability to place oneself in French

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Phonics
  • More complex description
  • Recognition of tenses
  • Further understanding and ability to translate

 

TERM 3

Fetes et Vacances: Giving opinions and favourites whilst enhancing cultural knowledge

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Description of pictures in detail
  • Full length answers in response to texts
  • Review of key skills

 

YEAR 9

TERM 1

Le monde est petit: giving information and describing lifestyles, deeper understanding of texts

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Reading and understanding in French
  • Ability to translate key ideas
  • Ability to listen and retain key idea

 

TERM 2

Ma vie sociale: giving a description of social life, and furthering conversation skills

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Narration
  • Ability to answer a question at length
  • Dictation

 

TERM 3

Qui suis je: Preparation for EBACC, cementing skills in preparation for GCSE units. Non-EBACC, reviewing key skills for basic French

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Gist for reading
  • Translating key messages
  • Overview of skills

 

YEAR 10

TERM 1

Les temps de loisirs:  Developing of reading, writing and listening skills in order to describe social and personal life in detail

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Unsupported writing
  • Description from a picture
  • Reading for gist
  • Translation

 

TERM 2

Jours ordinaires, jours de fete: Development of descriptive vocabulary and more independence whilst writing

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Asking and answering questions
  • Listening for understanding
  • General conversation
  • Photo card

 

TERM 3

De la ville en campagne: solidify translation skills and build on writing abilities

 

Topics Include:

 

  • Reading for gist
  • Literary text

 

KS4 Qualification Information

Course Title: GCSE French

Exam Board: AQA

Examination Description: Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking exams. All assessed at the end of year 11 with a 25% weighting each.

For more information please contact the Head of Department: Bill Stevens (Maternity Cover) Email:williamstevens@graceacademy.org.uk