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Year 10 French

The Year 10 French curriculum focuses on establishing a solid grammatical base for GCSE success by consolidating the use of three time frames, as well as introducing the conditional mood, modal verbs (such as should or must) and the pluperfect tense. The boys will explore Theme 2 (Local, national, international and global areas of interest), which is a fascinating topic bursting with useful Grade 9 vocabulary. All work in class is underpinned with exposure to the target language and cultural examples from the francophone world. Teaching and learning are evenly distributed over the four key skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. Boys will be frequently assessed against the GCSE mark scheme and all work done in class will be referenced with its key requirements to ensure their success in the Year 11 examination. 


The French room is equipped with mini iPads often used in lessons, as well as a range of textbooks, original texts in French (such as comic books, short stories, picture books), dictionaries, a variety of target language DVDs to aid exposure to native speakers and cultural understanding of French speaking countries, as well as engaging wall displays to aid in-class learning and spontaneous use of the target language.

Autumn Term

Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest
U5: Home, town, neighbourhood and region
Describing your home and your ideal home
Describing a town
Describing a region
The conditional of regular verbs
Comparatives and Superlatives

Spring Term

Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest
U6: Social Issues
Describing charity work and the importance of charities
Comparing new and old health habits
Describing health resolutions
The Subjunctive

Summer Term

Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest
U7: Environment
Discussing environmental problems and their solutions
Discussing Global issues
Discussing inequality
Discussing poverty in the world
The pluperfect tense

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