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French (Key Stage 4)

 

Year 9

What will pupils study this year?

 

 Autumn Term

 Qui suis-je? (Theme: Identity and Culture)

 In these units, students will learn about the following topics:

  • Revising family and describing people
  • Revising places in town and activities
  • Talking about friends (irregular verbs in the present tense with higher ability students using irregular verbs )
  • Talking about relationships (reflective verbs and future tense)
  • Talking about family relationships (using reflective verbs in the present tense)
  • Making arrangements to go out (near future tense)
  • Describing a night out with friends (perfect tense)
  • Describing a day out with friends (perfect tense)
  • Talking about life when you were younger (imperfect tense)
  • Discussing role models (present, perfect and imperfect tenses)

 Spring Term

 Leisure (Theme: Identity and Culture)

 In these units, students will learn vocabulary on the following topics:

  • Revising leisure activities
  • Revising sports and music 
  • Revising films and going to the cinema
  • Revising technology and TV
  • Talking about sports (present tense)
  • Talking about using technology (using irregular verbs in the present tense)
  • Talking about your life online (comparative)
  • Talking about books and reading (imperfect tense)
  • Talking about music
  • Talking about television programmes
  • Talking about actors, films and the cinema

 Summer Term

 Daily Life and Special Occasions

 In these units students will learn vocabulary on the following topics:

  • Describe your daily life
  • Talking and food and meals
  • Discussing clothes and what to wear
  • Talking about food for special occasions
  • Using polite and informal language (tu and vous)
  • Describing family celebrations
  • Shopping for clothes (using quel(s)/quelle(s) and ce/cet/cette/ces)
  • Describing festivals and traditions (asking questios using est-ce que? and qu’est-ce que…?
  • Talking about shopping for a special meal (using the present and near future tenses)
  • Describing festivals and traditions (present, perfect and imperfect tense)

 

Year 10

What will pupils study this year?

 

 Autumn Term

 Town and the Countryside (Theme: Local Area, Holiday and Travel)

 In these units, students will learn vocabulary on the following topics:

  • Talking about where they live, weather and transport
  • Describing a town and asking the way
  • Describing a region (using the pronoun y)
  • Talking about their town, village or district (using negatives)
  • Discussing what to see and do (asking questions using quel/quelle/quells/quelles)
  • Discussing plans and the weather (using the future tense)
  • Describing community projects (using the present, perfect and imperfect tense)

 Spring Term

 Holidays (Theme: Local Area, Holiday and Travel)

 In these units, students will learn vocabulary on the following topics: 

  • Talking about what they normally do on holiday
  • Talking about holidays (past, present and future)
  • Talking about an ideal holiday (using the conditional)
  • Booking and reviewing hotels (using reflexive verbs in the perfect tense)
  • Ordering in a restaurant (using en + present participle)
  • Talking about travelling (using avant de + infinitive)
  • Buying souvenirs (using demonstrative adjectives and pronouns)
  • Talking about holiday disasters (using the pluperfect tense)

 Summer Term

 School (Theme: School)

 In these units, students will be:

  • Talking about your school (using the pronouns il and elle)
  • Revising school subjects and talking about their timetable
  • Giving opinions on school subjects and facilities (understand direct object pronouns)
  • Comparing schools in the UK and French speaking countries (using the pronouns ils and elles)
  • Discussing school rules (using il faut and il est interdit de)
  • Talking about their school and school in France (using the ils form of the verb)
  • Talking about getting the best out of school (usig the imperative)
  • Talking about a school exchange (using past, present and future time frames)
  • Talking about successes at school (using past, present and future time frames)

 

Year 11

What will pupils study this year?

 

 Autumn Term

 Work (Theme: Future Aspirations, Study and Work)

 In these units, students will be:

  • Discussing jobs and work preferences
  • Discussing career choices (saying ‘better/worse’ and ‘the best/worst thing’)
  • Talking about plans, hopes and wishes (understanding the subjunctive)
  • Discussing the importance of languages (using adverbs)
  • Talking about how you earn money (using the present, perfect and conditional)

  • Discussing work experience (using the perfect and imperfect tenses)

  • Applying for jobs (using direct object pronouns in the perfect tense)
  • Understanding case studies (using verbs followed by à or de)

 Spring Term

 World Issues (Theme: International and Global Dimension)

 In these units, students will be:

  • Talking about what makes them tick and what concerns them
  • Discussing  the weather and natural disasters (more on the simple future tense)
  • Discussing problems facing the world (Making connectives between word types)
  • Talking about protecting the environment (using the modal verbs pouvoir and devoir in the conditional) • Discussing ethical shopping (using the passive)
  • Talking about volunteering (using indirect object pronouns)
  • Discussing big events (giving arguments for and against)

 Summer Term

 Revision of all units, grammar, speaking, listening, reading writing and translation exam practice and formal assessment.