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KS3 Year 9 French


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 pupils 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 recapping how to make theperfect tense using a number of lively, interactive exercises. They practiseusing irregular past participles and the perfect tense with être. Students thenbegin to learn how to talk about themselves, using agreement with personalityadjectives and thinking about their relationships with others.

Term Two:

Students talk about their music preferences and theirstyle in regards to clothing. They begin to use three tenses more confidently.Students recap prior knowledge describing where they live but then extendingthis work to describe special celebrations which take place in their country.

Term Three:

Students work from the GCSE textbook and start torecognise transactional vocabulary to use in real-life situations. They learnto describe food, places in town including specific shops, quantities and howto conduct travel conversations. Finally students learn about TV programmes andthe tradition of French cinema and develop their writing skills by writingreviews of two French films


Students will be assessed on a termly basis end of unit testsacross the four skill areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Inaddition, extended pieces of writing are set at least half termly which show studentswhich level they are. Regular self- and peer-assessment takes place for otherskill areas.