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French

Bonjour! Ça va? Tu t’appelles comment? If you can’t answer these questions yet, then by the end of the first Half Term at Lostock, you will be able to! Learning a foreign language is fun here and French lessons include a lot of games, drama and use of information technology, but French is also important for communication in English. Many of our higher level words in English come from French and students who study French improve their English comprehension skills. Studying French expands students’ English vocabulary and enables them to understand better how their own language works. Being able to speak more than one language also prepares students for the global market they will be working in as adults.

Key Stage Three

At Lostock College Key Stage 3 French is a 3-year course.  In Year, 7 students are taught to listen, speak, read and write in French. They learn how to give and understand information about themselves and their families, college, hobbies, the weather and buying food. Don’t worry if your child has not studied French at primary school, they will soon pick it up.

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 7

 

 

 

Bienvenue

Dans le jungle

Ma famille

Au collège

Ma ville

Au café

Assessment

Speaking & Writing

Listening & Reading

Speaking & Writing

Listening & Reading

Speaking & Writing

Listening & Reading

Year 8

 

 

 

En vacances

Le sport

La routine

La France

La télé et la musique

La technologie

Assessment

Speaking

Listening & Reading

Writing

Speaking

Reading & Writing

Listening & Speaking

 

Homework

Homework is set once a fortnight and is either a written activity or a vocabulary-learning task.

Key Stage Four

At Key Stage 4, students have the opportunity to follow the AQA French GCSE course, which builds on the skills they have acquired at Key Stage 3. GCSE French is currently part of the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) suite of qualifications and is recognised by Sixth Form colleges as excellent preparation for the rigours of AS and A-Level studies. Students who opt for GCSE French are assessed in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing in their final examination in Year 11. They develop their skills in memorising language and using it creatively to communicate their ideas.

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 9

Me, My Family & Friends

My future: marriage?

Social media

Digital technology

Leisure

Food & drink

Assessment

Listening  & Reading

Writing: 40 words

 

Y9 PPEs (Week 1)

Listening

Speaking: Photo card

Writing: 90 words

Speaking: role-play

Year 10

Personal Relationships

Digital technology

Leisure

Festivals

Home and Local Area

Fitness

Assessment

Listening and Reading

 

Speaking

Writing

Listening and Reading

Y10 Examination

Speaking

Year 11

 

 

 

Environment

Holidays

Education

Careers

Revision

 

Assessment

Listening and Reading

Y11 PPEs: L/S/R/W

Listening and Reading

Y11 PPEs: L/R/W

GCSE examinations