French is an academic subject that opens doors, broadens the mind and offers an insight into other countries and cultures. In our multi-cultural society there’s never been a better time to learn a foreign language such as French. The main benefits of learning a language are: enhanced job opportunities/salary and improves your CV, improves opportunities for sixth form and higher education, improves memory and brain function – allowing you to perform better in other academic subjects. You also improve your English -Learning a foreign language draws your focus to the mechanics of language: grammar, conjugations, and sentence structure. This makes you more aware of language, and the ways it can be structured and manipulated. These skills can make you a more effective writer and help improve your English GCSE grade.
Mr Prentice, Lead Learner of Modern Foreign Languages.
KS3 Subject Information - Year 7
All students study three terms of Spanish, either terms 1-3 or 4-6.
Students who complete Spanish in Terms 1-3 then switch to French for Terms 4-6 and vice-versa.
- Topic 1 - Talking about myself and others
- Topic 2 - School life
- Topic 3 - My family
KS3 Subject Information - Year 8 & Year 9
Term 1 Media
Term 2 Tourism
Term 3 My Identity
Term 4 Where I live
Term 5 My talents
Term 6 French Speaking world
Term 1 Social Media
Term 2 Healthy Living
Term 3 Jobs
Term 4 Holidays
Term 5 Social Issues
Term 6 Revision/Begin GCSE course
Year 10 and Year 11 subject Information
Pupils study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based.
Theme 1: Identity and culture
- Topic 1: Me, my family and friends
- Topic 2: Technology in everyday life
- Topic 3: Free-time activities
- Topic 4: Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
- Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region
- Topic 2: Social issues
- Topic 3: Global issues
- Topic 4: Travel and tourism
Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
- Topic 1: My studies
- Topic 2: Life at school/college
- Topic 3: Education post-16
- Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions
How the course is assessed?
The GCSE consists of 4 units: Writing 25%, Speaking 25%, Reading 25% and Listening 25%. These components are all taken at the end of this linear course.
Business, charity work, media engineering, museums and libraries, public administration, teaching, tourism, transport and logistics.
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