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Year 11 French

In the final year of the GCSE course, we will focus on completing the topical requirements of the Themes in order to equip the boys with all necessary vocabulary and grammar needed to achieve GCSE success. In addition, we will stress the importance of revision and examination techniques. Mock examination at the beginning of the spring term will allow us to assess the work done thus far and identify areas of improvement. 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.


GCSE Revision Conference


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
U7: Environment
Discussing environmental problems and their solutions
Discussing Global issues
Discussing inequality
Discussing poverty in the world
The pluperfect tense
Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest
U8: Holidays and travel
Talking about holiday preferences
Describing holidays in detail
Talking about visiting different places in France
Talking about visiting French towns and cities 
Using three time frames (past, present and future)

Spring Term

Theme 3 – Current and future study and employment
U9 – U10: School subjects and Life at school and college
Describing a typical school day
School day in different counties
School rules
School uniform
Ideal school
Revision of the conditional
Mock Exams
Theme 3 – Current and future study and employment
U11 – U12: Education post-16; Jobs, career choices and ambitions
Talking about future options
Discussing university and apprenticeships
Discussing how to get a job
Talking about the advantages and disadvantages of jobs
The passive voice in the present tense

Summer Term

Revision and preparation for May Examination
Past paper practice
Exam techniques
Revision techniques
Study Leave