French at KS4

Course ID
AQA 8658
Faculty
Modern Foreign Languages
Department
French
Level
Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
Head of Faculty
J. Giffen
Head of Department
V. Guenolé

Students can choose to study one or both languages studied at KS3.

They build on their KS3 knowledge and skills as well as developing a deeper understanding of the cultural aspects of the countries where the language is spoken. Students follow the AQA GCSE (9-1) course in French, German and/or Spanish.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 10

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Theme 1 Identity & Culture: Unit 1 Me, my family and friends.
Theme 1 Identity & Culture: Unit 2 Technology in everyday life.
 
Autumn 2 Theme 1 Identity and Culture: Unit 2 Technology in everyday life. Unit 1 and 2 listening, reading and writing assessment.
Spring 1 Theme 1 Identity and Culture: Unit 3 Free-time activities.
Theme 1 Identity and Culture: Unit 4 Customs and festivals.
Unit 3 and 4 listening and reading assessment. Speaking assessment (photocard).
Spring 2 Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest. Unit 5: Home, town, neighbourhood and region. Unit 5 listening, reading and writing assessment.
Summer 1 Theme 2 Local, national, international and global areas of interest.
Unit 6: Social Issues
Unit 7: Global Issues
 
Summer 2 Completion of previous term, revision and exam preparation. End of year exam (Listening, Speaking, Reading & Writing).

 

Year 11

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Theme 2 Local, national, international and global areas of interest. Unit 8 Travel and Tourism. Unit 8 listening, reading & writing assessment.
Autumn 2 Themes 3 Current and future study and employment.
Unit 9 My studies and Unit 10 Life at school.
Year 11 mock exams (listening, reading and writing).
Spring 1 Theme 3 Current and future study and employment.
Unit 11 Education post-16 and Unit 11 Jobs, careers and ambitions.
Exam style questions and ongoing exam practice in class. No Formal end of unit assessment.
Spring 2 Exam practice and revision. Mock speaking exam.
Summer 1 Revision and Exams. Final GCSE examinations.
Summer 2 GCSE Examination. GCSE Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 10

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Seneca Learning; Quizlet; Kerboodle. Digital textbook at Kerboodle; online articles. Netflix for films; YouTube for videos / music / short clips / information about
French culture; AQA past papers.
 

 

Year 11

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Seneca Learning; Quizlet; Kerboodle. Digital textbook at Kerboodle; online articles; AQA Past papers; AQA Purple revision book. Netflix for films; YouTube for videos / music / short clips / information about
French culture; AQA past papers.
Revision sessions.

 

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