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FRENCH

French helps students develop their language skills in a variety of contexts and a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is spoken. It encourages enjoyment of language learning and the recognition that language skills enable students to take their place in a multi-lingual global society. 

Key Stage 3

At Key Stage 3, pupils have three lessons of French every week (each lesson lasts 50 minutes)

A 15 minutes learning homework is set every week.

Pupils use the Studio and Expo resources in Y7, Y8 and Y9.

Schemes of Work

Year 7 Scheme of Work - Pupil Overview

Year 8 Scheme of Work - Pupil Overview

Year 9 Scheme of Work - Pupil Overview

Formal assessments are set every half-term (one different skill is tested every half-term) and we also informally assess pupils in class through vocabulary tests, spelling tests and self/peer assessment tasks.

Key Stage 4

 At KS4, students have three lessons of French per week: a single (50 minutes) and a double (1h40).

Students follow the new French GCSE course by AQA.

Information and specifications about the course can be found on the AQA website: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658

 The exam is split between 4 papers:

  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Speaking
  • Writing

Each skill ways 25%. Students choose if they want to sit the Higher or Foundation exam.

Students are also formally assessed every half-term and we also complete past papers, writing and translation tasks in class. 

 Extra-Curricular opportunities:

  • GCSE help club every Wednesday until 4pm
  • French Exchange programme offered to our Y10 students.

Staff List

Mrs M Judson Subject Leader in MFL

Mrs L Buckley Teacher of MFL

Mrs J Corbishley Teacher of MFL, Head of Year 8

Mrs C Lane Teacher of MFL