French

Year 9 French 2018/2019

How will students be assessed?
The Year 9 French curriculum follows on from the curriculum at Middle School and aims to develop the linguistic skills for GCSE French.  The course focuses on listening, reading, writing and speaking skills with a cultural element through the study of a French film and other authentic French texts. The course will be assessed by class assessments on various topics and an examination at the end of Year 9.
Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Why French Project
All about me
Education and Future Plans
2 (7 weeks) Complete Education and Future plans
Home and Area
Christmas in France
3 (6 weeks) Complete Home and Area
4 (6 weeks) Free Time
5 (5 weeks) Holidays
6 (7 weeks) At the Restaurant

 

Year 10 French 2018/2019

Course title: French GCSE Exam board: Specification code:
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit all of their formal examinations at the end of the course in Year 11. Students sit an examination in each skill (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and each skill has an equal weighting of the total GCSE in French.

At1: Listening. Foundation or Higher Tiers available. 25%
At2: Speaking. Foundation or Higher Tiers available. 3 parts: Role play, Photo card and General conversation. 25%
At3: Reading. Foundation or Higher available including 1 translation from French to English. 25%
At4: Writing. Foundation or Higher available including 1 translation from English to French. 25%

 GCSE French has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9). Students must take all four question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Me, my family and friends + Marriage/partnership
2 (7 weeks) Free time activities
3 (6 weeks) Technology in everyday life
4 (6 weeks) Celebrations and festivals
5 (5 weeks) Home, town, neighbourhood and region
6 (7 weeks) Charity and voluntary work

 

 

Year 11 French 2018/2019

Course title: GCSE French Exam board: AQA Specification code: 8658
How will students be assessed?
Students will sit all of their formal examinations at the end of the course in Year 11. Students sit an examination in each skill (listening, speaking, reading and writing) and each skill has an equal weighting of the total GCSE in French.

At1: Listening. Foundation or Higher Tiers available. 25%
At2: Speaking. Foundation or Higher Tiers available. 3 parts: Role play, Photo card and General conversation. 25%
At3: Reading. Foundation or Higher available including 1 translation from French to English. 25%
At4: Writing. Foundation or Higher available including 1 translation from English to French. 25%

 GCSE French has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9). Students must take all four question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.

Half term Key content
1 (8 weeks) Global issues – environment and homelessness
2 (7 weeks) Holidays and travel
3 (6 weeks) Life at school and college
4 (6 weeks) Jobs, careers and future ambitions
5 (5 weeks) Revision of the 2 years and exam techniques
6 (7 weeks)  

 

Year 12 French 2018/2019

Course title: Year 12 French Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7652
How will students be assessed?
Students will complete three external exams at the end of year 13.  There is no coursework.

The first examination is Listening, Reading and Writing, it lasts 2 hours 30 and is worth 100 marks. Listening and reading passages will be drawn from a range of contexts and sources, covering different registers and types, contemporary and historical material and will cover non-fiction and literary fiction. Students will translate a passage of at least 100 words from French into English. The content of the passages will be based on the themes and sub-themes from this 2 year course.

The second examination is Writing, a 2 hour exam worth 80 marks and during which students will write two essays in French on the film and piece of literature studied over the course.

The third examination is Speaking and lasts 21–23 minutes (including 5 minutes supervised preparation time); with a total mark of 60. The test will be in two parts. Part 1 will be the discussion of one sub-theme from those in this 2 year course, lasting 5–6 minutes, and Part 2 will be the presentation and discussion of the student’s individual research project from Year 13.

There will be internal assessments and mock examinations during the two year course.

Half term Key content – TLA Key content – LH
1 (8 weeks) Introduction

The changing nature of family

Grandparents, parents and children – concerns and problems (3 lessons )
Recent changes in relationships and marriage (3 lessons)
Concerns and problems of 3 generations (3 lessons)

Grammar: Use of the present, simple and near future, interrogative form ( 1 lesson each )

Introduction

The ‘cyber-society’

How important technology is in everyday life (2 lessons)
What the world of cybernauts is like (2 lessons)
What the dangers of e-society are ( 2 lessons )
What the technological Africa is like (2 lessons)

Grammar: Definite and indefinite articles, reflexive verbs, position and agreements of adjectives, perfect tense (1 lesson each)

2 (7 weeks) Contemporary francophone music

How to protect contemporary French music (2 lessons)
How diverse is French music today (2 lessons)
What music is popular among young people (3 lessons)
Which music and festivals are emerging in Africa (3lessons)

Grammar: imperatives, past historic, imperfect, present and part participles (1 lesson each)

The place of voluntary work

Why people want to become volunteers ( 3 lessons)
How charity organisations help people in need (3 lessons)
How volunteering benefits those who help (3 lessons)

Grammar: comparative and superlative, imperfect and pluperfect, direct and indirect pronouns.(1 lesson each)

 

3 (6 weeks) Cinema: the 7th art form

When cinema was invented and its place in France (2 lessons)
What the greatest developments in French cinema in the twentieth century are (3 lessons)
How popular is cinema in France ( 3 lessons)

Grammar: subjunctive, the conditional, adverbs ( 1 lesson each)

 Start the cultural movie topic: La Haine

A culture proud of its heritage

How heritage is a cultural and physical phenomenon (3 lessons)
How UNESCO protects sites in France and Francophone countries (3 lessons)
How architecture and gastronomy play an important role in France’s heritage (3 lessons)
Whether modern structures can be part of modern Francophone heritage (3 lessons)

Grammar: irregular verbs in the perfect tense, negative forms, passive voice,  infinitive constructions ( 2 lessons)

4 (6 weeks) Film – La Haine

Work of the director, social issues raised in the movie, themes, techniques

 

Aspects of political life in the French speaking world

Young people and politics ( 4 lessons)
The right to vote (4 lessons)
The future of the EU ( 4 lessons)
Grammar: future with quand, use of different tenses in one sentence. ( imbedded in lessons)
Topics to be continued/finished off in the second year.

5 (5 weeks) Revision of Exam Skills/topics Revisions of Exam skills/topics
6 (7 weeks) Preparation for mock examination/ Start A Level course Preparation for mock examination/ Start A Level course

 

Year 13 French 2018/2019

Course title: A Level French Exam board: AQA Specification code: 7652
How will students be assessed?
Students will complete three external exams at the end of year 13.  There is no coursework.

The first examination is Listening, Reading and Writing, it lasts 2 hours 30 and is worth 100 marks. Listening and reading passages will be drawn from a range of contexts and sources, covering different registers and types, contemporary and historical material and will cover non-fiction and literary fiction. Students will translate a passage of at least 100 words from Spanish into English. The content of the passages will be based on the themes and sub-themes from this 2 year course.

The second examination is Writing, a 2 hour exam worth 80 marks and during which students will write two essays in Spanish on the film and piece of literature studied over the course.

The third examination is Speaking and lasts 21–23 minutes (including 5 minutes supervised preparation time); with a total mark of 60. The test will be in two parts. Part 1 will be the discussion of one sub-theme from those in this 2 year course, lasting 5–6 minutes, and Part 2 will be the presentation and discussion of the student’s individual research project from Year 13.

There will be internal assessments and mock examinations during the two year course.

Half term Key content – TLA Key content – LH
1 (8 weeks) Current issues – positive aspects of a multicultural society

– How we welcome immigrants (3 lessons)
– Multiculturalism – success or failure? (3 lessons)
– Canadian society and its influence (3 lessons)

4 grammar points covered revisited – 1 lesson each

Current issues – homelessness

– Social exclusion (3 lessons)
– social inclusion for disabled people (3 lessons)
– how do we treat the marginalised (3 lessons)
4 grammar points covered and 1 lesson each

 

2 (7 weeks) Social issues – criminals

– How we treat criminals (3 lessons)
– perspectives of criminality (3 lessons)
– Alternatives to imprisonment (3 lessons)

2 grammar lessons

Time left with focus on IRP (students to pick their own ) 5/6 lessons

Aspects of political life

– politics engagement among young people (3 lessons)
– for or against right of vote (3 lessons)
– has EU got any future? (3 lessons)

Politics and immigration

–  evolution of immigration (3 lessons)
– political parties attitudes towards immigration (3 lessons)
– protection of immigrants (3 lessons)

3 (6 weeks) Time spent preparing on the IRP

 

Protests and strikes
– syndicalism (3 lessons)
– strikes and protests (3 lessons)
– strikes : reactions
4 (6 weeks) Revision of Y12 topics.
– aspects of family life (3 lessons)
– use of social networks for criminal ends (3 lessons)
Revisions of Y12 topics
– Volunteering work (3 lessons)
– La Belle epoque (3 lessons)
5 (5 weeks) Revisions of topics from the 2 years Revision of topics from the 2 years
6 (7 weeks) Preparation for exams Preparation for exams