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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

Au collège

La routine

Vive les passetemps

Au café

Assessment

Speaking & Writing

Listening & Reading

Speaking & Writing

Listening & Reading

Speaking & Writing

Listening & Reading

Year 8

 

 

 

En vacances

Quel dommage!

Manger bien

La vie saine

Une ville francophone

La mode

Assessment

Speaking &Writing

Listening & Reading

Listening & Reading

Speaking & Writing

Reading & Writing

Listening & Speaking

Year 9

 

 

 

Les métiers

La maison d’une vedette

Les animaux en danger

Es-tu écolo?

Impressions

Les choristes

Assessment

Speaking & Writing

Speaking & Writing

Speaking & Reading

Listening & Reading

Listening & Writing

Speaking & Reading

 

 

Homework

Homework is set weekly 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 10

 

 

 

Health

Relationships & Choices

Leisure

Shopping & Money

Holidays

Home & Local Area

Assessment

Writing

 

Speaking

Writing

Speaking (CA)

Listening & Reading

Writing (CA)

Year 11

 

 

 

Environment

Education

Work

Revision

Exam preparation

 

Assessment

Speaking (CA)

Listening & Reading

Writing (CA)

Listening & Reading / Speaking (CA)

GCSE Listening & Reading examinations

 

 

 

Extra-curricular Activities

The French department regularly organises visits to France: in 2013 we visited the World War I Battlefields and in 2014 we went to Paris on a visit organised jointly with the Art department.