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Y7 topics

  1. Talking about myself - name, age, birthday, where I live, likes & dislikes
    Grammar:  regular & irregular verbs, present tense, adjective agreement
  2. School - opinions, lessons, school in France, food & canteen
    Grammar:  questions, negatives, time, some (partitive article)
  3. Hobbies - Online activities, sport, other hobbies
    Grammar: conjugating verbs, using 2 verbs together, talking about other people
  4. Where I live - places in town, directions
    Grammar:  Formal/informal language, to (à), modal verbs
  5. Holidays - getting ready, drinks & snacks, higher numbers, holiday plans
    Grammar:  2 ways of saying ‘we’, reflexive verbs, future tense

Y8 topics

  1. Free time - TV, films, books, online, outdoor activities
    Grammar: subject pronouns, definite vs indefinite article, ‘faire’, ‘on’ 
  2. Paris - What you can do in Paris, tourist sites
    Grammar:  Modal verbs, question words, perfect tense
  3. Identity - character, friends, music, clothes, weekend activities
    Grammar:  adjective agreement, ‘on’, near future tense, perfect tense
  4. At home - types of homes, describing your home, meals, food
    Grammar:  using 2 tenses together, prepositions, ‘il faut’, near future
  5. Talent - talent & ambition, personality
    Grammar:  modals, infinitives, imperative, adjectives

Y9 topics

  1. Social life - Facebook, opinion of others, arranging to go out, dating, music
    Grammar:  present, near future & perfect tenses, direct object pronouns
  2. Healthy living - parts of the body, sport, healthy eating, getting fit
    Grammar:  ‘à’, ‘il faut’, simple future tense, using 3 tenses together
  3. Careers - jobs, global village, when I was younger …, future plans
    Grammar:  masculine & feminine nouns, modal verbs, imperfect & future tenses
  4. Holidays - types of holiday, packing, describing your holiday, tourist attractions
  5. My world - My rights, my priorities, what I buy, happiness
    Grammar:  ‘avoir’, direct object pronouns, ‘si’ complex sentences


We follow the AQA specification for French 

Students study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based.

Theme 1  Identity and culture- to include: 1) me, my family and friends 2) technology 3) free time activities 4) customs and festivals

Theme 2  Local, national, international and global areas of interest - to include: 1) home and town 2) social issues 3) global issues 4) travel and tourism

Theme 3  Current and future study and employment - to include: 1) my studies 2) life at school 3) post-16 education 4) jobs, career choices and ambitions

Students will study these themes through the four skills of learning a language:  Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

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