Learning French is not only about the grammar and vocabulary, it is about developing an understanding of the culture, society and lives of the French-speaking world. From Europe to Africa, and from Asia to North America, the French language has a huge importance in the world. Pupils will learn the transferable skills of communication and presentation, and will encounter language that will be of practical use in future.  They will develop strategies and approaches for demonstrating proficiency in listening, reading, writing and speaking a foreign language, preparing them for life in a global context.

Grammar Autumn Spring Summer
Year 7

Personal Identification, School Life, Hobbies and Free-Time
(Language 1)

My House and My Local Area
(Language 1)

Personal Identification, School Life, Hobbies and Free-Time
(Language 2)

Year 8 Media
Travel and Transport
Music and Fashion
Relationships
Talent and Ambition
The French-Speaking World
Year 9 Myself and My Friends
My Local Area
Sports and Leisure
Technology, Films and TV
Food and Meals
Shopping

Broad Autumn Spring Summer
Year 7

Personal Identification, School Life, Hobbies and Free-Time
(Language 1)

Personal Identification, School Life, Hobbies and Free-Time
(Language 2)

Personal Identification, School Life, Hobbies and Free-Time
(Language 3)

Year 8 Media
Travel and Transport
Music and Fashion
Relationships
Talent and Ambition
The French-Speaking World
Year 9 Myself and My Friends
My Local Area
Sports and Leisure
Technology, Films and TV
Food and Meals
Shopping

STEM Autumn Spring Summer
Year 7

Introducing Myself and My Family

My House and My Local Area
 

My School and My Hobbies

Year 8 Media
Travel and Transport
Music and Fashion
Relationships
Talent and Ambition
The French-Speaking World
Year 9 Myself and My Friends
My Local Area
Sports and Leisure
Technology, Films and TV
Food and Meals
Shopping

Students learning will be assessed by:


Students’ progress at the end of each half-term will be measured by an assessment which will include tests in listening, reading, writing, grammatical understanding, and translation.

  • IN YEAR 7 ALL PUPILS USE THE SAME TEXTBOOK. IN YEAR 8, HIGHER ABILITY PUPILS WILL USE STUDIO 2 ROUGE, AND MIDDLE ABILITY PUPILS WILL STUDY FROM STUDIO 2 VERT. AS PUPILS HAVE STUDIED VARIOUS AMOUNTS OF FRENCH AT PRIMARY SCHOOL, THE CLASSWORK IN YEAR 7 WILL BE DIFFERENTIATED SO THAT PUPILS WILL BE SUPPORTED AND CHALLENGED AS REQUIRED.

Key Stage 4 Courses

Students in Years 10 & 11 can study GCSE Drama.

Details of this course is available from the linked resources on this page.

Department Staff

Mr A Blagona Head of Languages Contact
Mrs H Frid Teacher of Languages Contact
Mrs J Keys Teacher of Languages Contact
Mr M Kiely Teacher of Languages Contact
Mr L Read Teacher of Languages Contact
Mrs K Young Teacher of Languages Contact