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
Students begin the year by recapping how to make the perfect tense using a number of lively, interactive exercises. They practise using irregular past participles and the perfect tense with être. Students then begin to learn how to talk about themselves, using agreement with personality adjectives and thinking about their relationships with others.
Students talk about their music preferences and their style in regards to clothing. They begin to use three tenses more confidently. Students recap prior knowledge describing where they live but then extending this work to describe special celebrations which take place in their country.
Students work from the GCSE textbook and start to recognise transactional vocabulary to use in real-life situations. They learn to describe food, places in town including specific shops, quantities and how to conduct travel conversations. Finally, students learn about TV programmes and the tradition of French cinema and develop their writing skills by writing reviews of two French films
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