French

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Therefore, from Monday, we are requesting that all students (except those with a medical exemption) wear a face mask travelling on school transport, in corridors and when queueing indoors for food. 

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autumn term

Topic
Overview

Local, National, International and Global areas of interest

Unit 8 Travel & Tourism

  • Holiday preferences (present)
  • Weather
  • Accommodation - booking holidays (RP scenarios)
  • Activities on holiday
  • Describing holidays in detail (perfect, imperfect and other tenses mixed)
  • Towns/cities in France
  • City holidays (three tenses)

Local, National, International & Global areas of interest

Unit 6 - Social issues

  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Discussing inequality
  • Discussing poverty in the world

Pupils will learn topic based vocabulary for the topics listed alongside key grammatical structures such as those listed below. They will develop their ability to read, listen to and understand key language as well as the ability to communicate in both speech and writing. They will also undertake mock examinations in all four skill areas.

  • Present tense
  • Using depuis
  • Using y
  • Perfect infinitive
  • Revision of imperfect
  • Using perfect and imperfect together
  • Future tenses
  • Using three time frames together
  • Present tense subjunctive

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Expressing likes and dislikes and justifying opinions

    • Global social issues
    • poverty/homelessness and our possible role in the wider world
    • Group and pair work to develop social skills

    • Taking responsibility for independent work and revision

 

Home Learning this Term

Our main focus for homework is vocabulary learning for the current topic. Other tasks such as reading exam questions, written paragraphs/redrafting writings (as suited to the ability of the class) will also be set. Homework will also include revising for any assessments in the term.

 

 

spring term

Topic
Overview

Identity and Culture:

Unit 3 Free Time Activities

  • Food & eating out
  • Likes/dislikes
  • RP scenarios (ordering food etc)
  • Sports
  • Likes/dislikes
  • Benefits
  • Shopping

Local, National, International and Global areas of interest

Unit 6 - Social Issues

Healthy & unhealthy living

  • Eating habits(link to previous section)
  • What's healthy/not & why
  • Sports (link to previous section)
  • My lifestyle now and before (comparing old and new habits)
  • Smoking - why/not
  • Describing healthy resolutions

Identity and Culture

Me, my family & friends Unit 1  Marriage & partnerships

  • Talking about future relationships
  • Discussing future relationship choices

Identity and Culture:

Unit 4 Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries and communities

  • Talking about how we celebrate
  • Discussing what traditions mean to you
  • Describing international festivals

General

  • ROLE PLAY SCENARIOS 

REVISION

  • Photo card revision - all topics

Students will learn topic based vocabulary for the topics listed alongside key grammatical structures such as those listed below. They will develop their ability to read, listen to and understand key language as well as the ability to communicate in both speech and writing. They will begin regular revision and preparation for the speaking exam.

  • Partitive
  • Negatives
  • Imperfect
  • Present
  • Expressions of quantity
  • Recognising pluperfect
  • Il vaut (mieux)
  • Direct / indirect object pronouns
  • Future tenses
  • dont

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Gaining knowledge into customs and traditions in other countries
    • Expressing likes and dislikes and justifying opinions
    • Healthy/Unhealthy living: considering the pros/cons of lifestyle choices and dangers to health.
    • Talking about relationships and partnerships.

 

Home Learning this Term

Our main focus for homework is vocabulary learning for the current topic. Teachers will set other tasks as suitable to their groups such as reading exam questions or written paragraphs/redrafting writings as suited to the ability of the class. Pupils will be expected to regularly revise for the speaking exam by practising key general conversation questions and preparing for role play cards and photo card speaking activities.

 

 

summer term

Topic
Overview

Revision

  • Revision of whole course 

Exam practice and preparation

After completing their speaking exams, pupils' focus will shift to the remaining exams in listening, reading and writing. Lessons will be focused on revision across all topics and skill areas.

Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural and British Values Links

    • Recap of key cultural knowledge about France

    • Personal organisational skills and exam preparation

 

Home Learning this Term

Our main focus for homework is vocabulary learning for all topics and practice of past exam questions and other tasks to aid revision.

 

 

Year 11 french Summary

Year 11 French builds on and develops the four MFL skill areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. We complete GCSE topics in detail and build on key communication skills including those which help pupils tackle exam based questions. Pupils will develop their ability to speak and write in the target language using a variety of grammatical structures including different tenses. They will learn to express more complex opinions and justifications. In addition to completing translation tasks, they will develop different techniques for understanding more challenging texts.  Pupils will undertake regular revision and preparation for the GCSE exams, including for the speaking exam which takes place in advance of the other external exams.

 

 

 

 

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