French at KS3

Faculty
Modern Foreign Languages
Department
French
Level
Key Stage 3
Head of Faculty
J. Giffen

In Year 7, students follow a course specifically designed to introduce language learning in German. Continuing with this language throughout KS3, the majority of students opt to learn a second language in Year 8 and 9.

Language lessons scaffold learning through the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students cover a range of topics which relate to their immediate experience of the world. Language and grammar are built around these topics and through a rigorous curriculum, solid foundations are laid to secure success in their future language learning.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 7

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Accès Studio, Units 1-7: (Greetings, saying your name, numbers up to 31, age, birthday, school and classroom equipment, definite and indefinite articles, simple opinions of free-time activities, colours and adjective agreement).  
Autumn 2 Completion of Accès Studio units 1-7.
Accès Studio, Units 8-13: (pets, family members, possessive adjectives, where you live, food, countries, nationalities, weather).
Assessment based on Accès Studio, Units 1-7 (listening, reading & writing).
Spring 1 Accès Studio, Units 8-13: (Pets, family members, possessive adjectives, where you live, food, countries, nationalities and weather).  
Spring 2 Completion of Accès Studio, Units 8-13. Studio 1, Chapter 1: ‘C’est perso’ (Describing yourself in detail – likes and dislikes, your survival kit, describing yourself and others – appearance and personality). Assessment based on all of Accès Studio (all skills).
Summer 1 Completion of Studio 1, Chapter 1. Studio 1, Chapter 1 assessment (listening, reading & writing).
Summer 2 Studio 1, Chapter 2 ‘Mon collège’ (School – school subjects, opinions, time and timetable, school day, food in canteen).  

 

Year 8

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Completion of Studio 1, Chapter 2. Studio 1, Chapter 2 assessment (listening, reading & writing).
Autumn 2 Studio 1, Chapter 3: ‘Mes passetemps’ (My hobbies – phone & computer usage, sports (jouer) & activities (faire), saying what you like doing, talking about sportsmen & women).  
Spring 1 Completion of Studio 1, Chapter 3. Studio 1, Chapter 4: ‘Ma zone’ (My area – places in a town, directions, where you go at the weekend, arranging to go out, saying what you can do in a town). Studio 1, Chapter 3 assessment (listening, reading and writing).
Spring 2 Completion of Studio 1, Chapter 4. Studio 1, Chapter 5: ‘3…2…1 Partez’ (Holidays – holiday destinations & activities, getting ready to go out, buying snacks & drinks, holiday plans (near future), dreams for the future). Studio 1, Chapter 4 Assessment (listening, speaking & reading).
Summer 1 Completion of Studio 1, Chapter 5. Studio 1, Chapter 5 Assessment (listening, speaking, reading and writing).Studio 1, Chapter 5 Assessment
(listening, speaking, reading and writing).
Summer 2 Project work.  

 

Year 9

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Studio 2, Chapter 1: ‘T’es branché(e)? (Media – TV programmes & opinions, films, reading, internet, what you do in different weather).  
Autumn 2 Completion of Studio 2, Chapter 1. Studio 2, Chapter 2: ‘Paris, je t’adore!’ (Paris – what you can do in Paris, what you like doing, asking for tourist information, saying what you visited and what it was like, saying what you did (perfect tense). Studio 2, Chapter 1 Assessment (listening, reading & writing).
Spring 1 Completion of Studio 2, Chapter 2. Studio 2, Chapter 3: ‘Mon identité’ (My identity – personality, relationships, music, clothes, extension of perfect tense). Studio 2, Chapter 2 Assessment (Listening, Speaking & Reading).
Spring 2 Completion of Studio 2, Chapter 3. Studio 2, Chapter 4: ‘Chez moi, chez toi’ (House & home – where you live and would like to live, describing your home (prepositions), food, meals, shopping, talking about a forthcoming event). Studio 2, Chapter 3 Assessment (listening, reading & writing).
Summer 1 Completion of Studio 2, Chapter 4. Studio 2, Chapter 5: ‘Quel talent?’ (Plans & ambitions – talking about talent and ambition, saying what you must and can do (devoir & pouvoir), imperatives, describing personalities, using a variety of structures & tenses). Studio 2, Chapter 4 Assessment (listening, speaking & reading).
Summer 2 Completion of Studio 2, Chapter 5. Studio 2, Chapter 5 Assessment (listening, speaking, reading and writing).

 

Extended Learning

Year 7

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
linguascope.com;
quizlet.com;
bbcbitesize.com
  YouTube – French music videos; Netflix – French films.  

 

Year 8

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
linguascope.com;
quizlet.com;
bbcbitesize.com
  YouTube – French music videos; Netflix – French films.  

 

Year 9

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
linguascope.com;
quizlet.com;
bbcbitesize.com
  YouTube – French music videos; Netflix – French films.  

 

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