Manor Academy

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred

Y8 French


Languages are part of the cultural richness ofour society and learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a senseof global citizenship and personal fulfilment.

The ability to communicate in another language is a lifelong skill for education, employment and leisure both here and abroad and whilst learning French students develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as learning to appreciate different countries,cultures, communities and people.

Units studied and a brief description of their content

Term One:

Students begin the year by learning how to talk about their town and what there is in Hartlepool. They also describe where they go on a weekend and learn how to ask someone out!

Term Two:

Students concentrate on describing their hobbies and interests in detail, talking about TV, films,reading and the internet and practising key structures including opinions and reasons vocabulary which are vital for future success.

Term Three:

Students find out a great deal about Paris, the capital of France. They learn the perfect tense (which can help them achieve grade 3) to describe a visit they have been on to Paris and try to pick out details from tourist information leaflets.


Students will be assessed on a termly basis end of unit tests across the four skill areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing. In addition, extended pieces of writing are set at least half termly which show students which grade they are. Regular self- and peer-assessment takes place for other skill areas.