French

Y7 Coursebook: EXPO 1.  We aim to instill positive attitudes to Modern Language learning and an awareness of other cultures.  We develop the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking using simple, but authentic language.  We introduce lessons on pronunciation and memory skills.  Main topics covered: alphabet; numbers; calendar; personal details; classroom language; colors; family; animals; countries; place where you live; house; daily activities; expressing opinions; school subject; timetables; clothes; in the town; directions.  Grammar:  gender; singular/plural nouns; present tense of –er verbs; possessives; adjectives; some irregular verbs; negatives; prepositions.

Y8 Course book: Expo 2 Rouge. National Curriculum level: 4/5.  Pupils develop and reinforce the study of language skills introduced last year with great emphasis on the interactive use of language within authentic situations.  Main topics covered:–  Free Time – Jobs – Daily Routine - Shopping – Countries – Transport – Holidays – Family – Food and Drink.  Grammar: Expressions of opinion and wishes - Comparatives - More present tense - Perfect tense – Negatives – Simple future – Adjectival agreement.

Y9 Course book: Expo 3 Rouge. National Curriculum Levels: 6/7 – Pupils continue to develop the four skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.  Language has become more complicated, with greater emphasis on using different tenses in speaking and writing.  Main Topics: Media and Entertainment, Future plans, Health and Fitness, Narratives in the Past, Travel and Tourism.  Grammar: direct object pronouns; recap of the perfect tense; perfect tense and reflexives verbs; future tense; negatives; imperatives; imperfect tense; comparison of perfect and imperfect; comparative and superlative; conditional tense; use of the pronoun’y’.

Y10 Coursebook: AQA GCSE French Higher– First year of GCSE course. The pupils are following the AQA syllabus in French and have been continuing to develop all four skills.  The new GCSE examination will consist of a Listening exam (20%) and a Reading exam (20%) which will be taken as final examination in Year 11.  The Speaking exam (30%) and Writing exam (30%) are teacher-conducted controlled assessments and the pupils will have completed some of these assessments at the end of Year 10.  In the Year 10 Summer Examination the listening and reading skills are tested.  Topics Covered; Relationships and Choices (Healthy and unhealthy lifestyle and consequences; Relationships with family and friends; future plans regarding marriage/relationships.  Leisure (Free time activities; Shopping, money, fashion and trends; Advantages and disadvantages of new technology; plans; preferences and experiences; what so see and getting around).  Grammar: revision of present tense; adverbs of frequency; imperfect tense revision; revision of reflexive verbs; adjectival agreements; revision of future tense; comparatives and superlatives; revision of perfect tense; direct object pronouns; conditional; use of ‘se’; prepositions with countries; the pronouns ‘y’ and ‘en’.

Y11 Coursebook: AQA GCSE French Higher – Pupils continue to practise more complex language.  Main topics: Home and Local Area; Environment; School/College and future plans; Current and Future Jobs.  Grammar: basic subjunctive mood, revision of all tenses (present, perfect, imperfect, conditional, future) direct object pronouns, qui and que.

Into The Sixth Form - French Summer Work
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AS
At AS and A2 level the AQA syllabus is followed. For all four AS topics, the sub-topics must be studied.  However, the bullet points given under the sub-topics are only suggestions as to the general areas which could be covered as part of the teaching programme.  They are neither prescriptive nor exhaustive and are not to be covered in a specific order, but are intended to clarify the scope of each sub-topic and will be used as a general steer by question setters in the
preparation of examination papers and assessment tasks. As Knowledge of Society is not a discrete assessment objective in the subject criteria for Modern Foreign Languages, there is no requirement to study the topics in the context of the target language-speaking country/community. However, assessment material will include authentic sources.

MEDIA
Television
• TV viewing habits
• Range of programmes, eg their appeal and popularity
• Range of channels including satellite and internet
• Benefits and dangers of watching TV
Advertising
• Purposes of advertising
• Advertising techniques
• Curbs on advertising, eg tobacco, alcohol
• Benefits and drawbacks of advertising
Communication technology
• Popularity of mobile phones, MP3 players, etc
• Benefits and dangers of mobile phones, MP3 players, etc
• Internet - its current and potential usage
• Benefits and dangers of the internet

POPULAR CULTURE
Cinema
• Types of film, changing trends
• The place of cinema in popular culture
• A good film I have seen
• Cinema versus alternative ways of viewing films
Music
• Types of music, changing trends
• The place of music in popular culture
• Music I like
• How music defines personal identity
Fashion/trends
• How we can alter our image
• Does how we look define who we are?
• Lifestyle and leisure activities
• The cult of the celebrity

HEALTHY LIVING/LIFESTYLE
Sport/exercise
• Traditional sports versus ‘fun’ sports
• Reasons for taking part in sport / physical exercise
• Factors influencing participation in sport / physical exercise
• Links between physical exercise and health
Health and well-being
• Alcohol, tobacco, other drugs
• Diet, including eating disorders
• The ‘work/life balance’
• Risks to health through accidents
Holidays
• Types of holiday and holiday activities
• The impact of tourism on holiday destinations
• Purposes and benefits of holidays
• Changing attitudes to holidays

FAMILY/RELATIONSHIPS
Relationships within the family
• Role of parents and importance of good parenting
• Attitudes of young people towards other family members
• Conflict between young people and other family members
• Changing models of family and parenting
Friendships
• Characteristics and roles of friends
• Conflicts with friends
• Importance of friends
• Friendship versus love
Marriage/partnerships
• Changing attitudes towards marriage or cohabitation
• Separation and divorce
• Staying single: benefits and drawbacks
• Changing roles within the home

A2
For A2, candidates must study two of the five Cultural Topics listed, together with the remaining three topics, ie Environment, the Multicultural Society and Contemporary Social Issues. The bullet points given under the sub-topics for Environment, the Multicultural Society and Contemporary Social Issues are only suggestions as to the general areas which could be covered as part of the teaching programme. They are neither prescriptive nor exhaustive and are not to be covered in a specific order, but are intended to clarify the scope of each sub-topic and will be used as a general steer by question setters in the preparation of examination papers and assessment tasks.
As Knowledge of Society is not a discrete assessment objective in the subject criteria for Modern Foreign Languages, there is no requirement to study the above topics in the context of the target language-speaking country/community. However, assessment material will include authentic sources. The requirement in the subject criteria to study aspects of the target language-speaking country/community is met in the Cultural Topics. The bullet points for the Cultural Topics are not prescriptive, but are intended to provide some guidance for teachers and students choosing to study these topics.

ENVIRONMENT
Pollution
• Types, causes and effects of pollution
• Measures to reduce pollution
• Individual action/responsibility versus collective action/responsibility
• Transport issues
Energy
• Coal, oil and gas
• Nuclear
• Alternative energy sources
• Changing attitudes to energy consumption
Protecting the planet
• Ways of minimising environmental damage
• The role of pressure groups
• Initiatives to improve awareness and change behaviour
• Responsibilities towards other nations, especially developing countries

THE MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY
Immigration
• Reasons for immigration
• Benefits and problems of immigration for immigrants and for country of destination
• Migration within the enlarged EU
• Curbs on immigration
Integration
• Factors making integration difficult
• Factors facilitating integration
• To which culture should immigrants show loyalty?
• Experiences of individual immigrants
Racism
• Victims of racism
• Reasons for racism
• Measures to eliminate racism and their effectiveness
• Experiences of individuals, including those of 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES
Wealth and poverty
• Causes of poverty in Europe and developing countries
• Work of charitable organisations and governments
• Attitudes to wealth and poverty
• Link between wealth and health
Law and order
• Examples of crime, especially committed by or affecting young people
• Reasons for criminal and anti-social behaviour
• Measures to reduce crime and their effectiveness
• Alternatives to imprisonment, their appropriateness and effectiveness
Impact of scientific and technological progress
• Technology in the home and workplace, including IT
• Space and satellite technology
• Medical research
• Ethical issues linked to scientific and technological progress

 

 

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