Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of 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
During the first term at Manor we use the Studio textbook to allow students to build on the language learnt at primary school. In the first term students learn about personal details and likes/dislikes. They also learn to talk about other people.
Students learn about school subjects, telling the time and give their opinions about food and drink.
Students also learn the language needed to describe sports, activities and what they like doing.
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.