Students can learn French at Key Stage 3 and 4. The department aims to help students develop their use of languages for useful purposes and to develop an interest in languages and other cultures.
We aim to show progress in the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing through a wide range of activities including class oral work, pair work, group work, key vocabulary learning, listening to and watching recorded material, songs, playing language games, using interactive computer resources, learning talks and writing compositions.
All students learn French. There are 2 lessons a week in Years 7, 8 and 9.
The course schemes of work are created to cover the expectations of the National Curriculum. We use a vast range of other resources including interactive websites, our own worksheets and interactive board activities.
Assessment takes the form of regular end of unit tests in listening, reading and writing. Every student is given a teacher-assessed level at the end of each year.
Exam Board: AQA.
French is an option subject in Year 10 and Year 11
Assessment continues to be by end of unit test, regular vocabulary testing, along with mock exams in both Year 10 and Year 11.
All students complete 4 units: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Speaking and writing are controlled assessments; reading and listening are examination units.