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French

Year 7

Timeline   Topic
Autumn 1 Tout sur moi Introduce yourself, describe yourself and other people
Describe your favourite object
Autumn 2 Mon monde perso French speaking regions
Describe your personality
Talk about family members and friends
Give opinions of school subjects
Spring 1 Autour de moi Compare yourself now with how you used to be
Talk about school and where you live
Talk about different places to live
Talk about leisure activities and personal possessions
Spring 2 Autour de moi
A Table
Talk about animals and colours
A table: Talk about food
Give opinions of food and drink
Talk about your favourite restaurant and order food
Summer 1 A Table
Mon Quartier
Understand quantities and recipes
Understand places in town
Describe a town
Say what activities you can do at different places
Ask for and give directions
Summer 2 Ça, c’est mon truc
Mon look
Arrange to go out / Discuss meeting places
Identify and describe the location of places on a map
Talk about clothes and say what style you like
Say how often you do an activity

Year 8

Timeline   Topic
Autumn 1 Destinations Vacances Je vais en vacances
L’essentiel pour les vacances
Mes vacances de rêve
Un Tour du monde
Les fêtes
Autumn 2 Bouger c’est important Tu aimes le sport?
Sport d’été ou sports d’hiver?
Centre aéré ou stage sportif?
Aie, j’ai mal!
Les stars du sport
Spring 1 Aux quatre coins du monde
(6 weeks)
Mon pays
Ma journée
Où-es-tu allé?
Engagez-vous!
L’Afrique: terre de contrastes
Spring 2 Allez 2
C’est quoi la France?
On est différents?
La géo, tu aimes?
Quelques Français célèbres
En France, on innove
La BD, culture française?
Summer 1 Le monde des médias La télé, ma réalité!
La musique, ma muse
Le ciné, ma passion!
Lire, ça me fait plaisir
Publicité ou duplicité?
Summer 2 Accro à la technologie? Alors, quoi de neuf?
La technologie: juste pour s’amuser?
Les ados et les réseaux sociaux
Pour ou contre la technologie?
Le meilleur gadget?

Year 9

Timeline   Topic
Autumn 1 Le monde des médias La télé, ma réalité
La musqiue, ma muse
Le cinéma, ma passion
Lire, ça me fait plaisir
Autumn 2 En pleine forme Tu manges bien?
Comment vivre sainement?
Attention: danger!
Ma vie changera!
Ce sera comment?
Spring 1 Rendez-vous Alors, cette fête de fin d’année?
On pourrait sortir?
Les festivals j’adore!
Rencontre
Calendrier des fêtes
Spring 2 Autour du monde On voyage comment?
Pour les vacances, on réserve?
On part en vacances?
Et tes vacances, c’était comment?
Voyage dans le temps!
Summer 1 Chez moi, ça veut dire quoi? Un toit à moi
Dessine-moi une maison
Ne pas déranger!
La maison de mes rêves
Chez moi, ça m’inspire!
Summer 2 Un métier, un rêve! Quel métier fais-tu?
Le métier de mes rêves
Grandes ambitions!
Les petits boulots!
Echec et réussite

Year 10

Timeline   Topic
Autumn 1 Transition Unit

Me, my family and friends

Technology in everyday life

1. Ma famille et mes amis
2. La famille et l’amitie
3. Tu aimerais te marier
4. Seul ou en couple1. Les réseaux sociaux
2. 2. avantages et inconvénients des réseaux sociaux
3. Tu t’en souviens?
4. Bienfaits et dangers
Autumn 2 Free time activities 1. Qu’est-ce que tu as fait ce week end?
2. Le week end qu’est-ce que tu fais?
3. Qu’est-ce que tu aimes manger?
4. Que mange-t-on dans le monde?
5. Le sport, c’est ma passion!
6. Les sports extrêmes
Spring 1 Customs and festivals 1. La fête chez nous
2. La fête, c’est pour toi?
3. La fête pour tout le monde
4. Les fêtes en famille, tu aimes?
Spring 2 Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Social issues

1. Des maisons différentes
2. Ma maison idéale
3. Trouver ta ville jumelée idéale
4. Ma région1. Mon travail bénévole
2. Pourquoi a-t-on besoin d’associations?
3. Mon mode de vie avant et maintenant
4. Opération «remise en forme»
Summer 1 Global issues 1. Les problèmes de l’environnement
2. Planète en danger
3. Les inégalités
4. La pauvreté
Summer 2 Travel and Tourism 1. Moi, je préfère
2. Quelles vacances!
3. Découverte de la France
4. Les vacances en ville

A Level

Course Overview

Exam Board
Edexcel
http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/French-2016.html

Subject Content

There are 4 themes that make up the full French A Level. Each theme contains 3 subtopics. In addition, students will study a French-language film in the first year, and a French-language literary text in the second year.

Year 12 Year 13

Les changements dans la société française

Culture politique et artistique dans les pays francophones

Immigration et société multiculturelle française

L’occupation et la résistance

Year 12 Year 13
Independent research project (SMA and BAB) Independent research project (SMA and BAB)
Film study: Les Intouchables (BAB) Book study (SMA) Le Tartuffe par Molière

Students will carry out an independent research project, which may be based around any of the four themes or a subject of the your choosing, but must relate to the cultural and social context of the language studied.

AS French is not set; students are provided with work appropriate to their ability and potential, and provided with extension tasks or additional support as necessary.

In addition to the timetabled lessons, it is a course requirement that students attend conversation classes with the French Language Assistant.

Exams and Assessment

As A Level French is a new qualification for 2016, all students will be entered for the official AS French exams at the end of Year 1. AS French is a standalone qualification, which will not contribute towards the full A Level in French. However, by undertaking the AS level exams, the students will gain a better understanding of their progress, and will give students the opportunity to make a better-informed decision regarding continuing the A Level French course into Year 2.

Year 1

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation

  • Based on themes 1 and 2.
  • 1 hour 45 minutes.
  • 64 marks – 40% of AS qualification.

Paper 2: Written response to works and translation

  • Based on study of French language film “Les Intouchables”.
  • 1 hour 40 minutes.
  • 60 marks – 30% of AS qualification.

Paper 3: Speaking

  • Based on themes 1 and 2.
  • 15 minutes preparation time + 12-15 minutes exam.
  • 72 marks. – 30% of AS qualification.

Year 2

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation

  • 2 hours.
  • 80 marks – 40% of A Level qualification.

Paper 2: Written response to works and translation

  • Based on study of French language film “Les Intouchables” and literary text (TBD).
  • 2 hour 40 minutes.
  • 120 marks – 30% of AS qualification.

Paper 3: Speaking

  • 5 minutes preparation time + 16-18 minutes exam.
  • 72 marks. – 30% of AS qualification.

A2 Level

Course Overview

Exam Board
AQA
http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/French-2695

Subject Content

There are 3 topics that make up the A2 French course. Each theme contains 3 subtopics. In addition, students study the play “Tartuffe” by Molière.

Topic 1:
The Multicultural society
Topic 2:
Current Affairs
Topic 3:
The Environment
Immigration
Integration
Racism
Wealth and poverty
Public order
Scientific and technological advances
Pollution
Energy
Protecting the planet
Exams and Assessment

As A2 French is not part of the new A Level French specification, the performance of each student during the AS French exams will make up 50% of the final overall grade that the student is awarded for the A Level French course. In order to maximise their chances of obtaining their A Level French target grade, some students may wish to retake all/part of the AS French course. Students wishing to do this should discuss the matter with Miss Shaw (Head of French) in the first instance. Final decisions on entries for retakes of AS French exams will be at the full discretion of the MFL faculty.

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing

  • Based on topics 1, 2, 3 and study of French play (Tartuffe).
  • 2 hour 30 minutes.
  • 110 marks – 35% of A Level qualification.

Paper 2: Speaking

  • Based on topics 1, 2, 3, study of the play “Tartuffe” and research on French-speaking region/country.
  • 20 minutes preparation time + 15 minutes exam.
  • 50 marks. – 15% of A Level qualification.

Spanish

Year 7

Timeline   Topic
Autumn 1 Me presento Facts about Spain and Latin America
Greetings
The alphabet
Family members
Autumn 2 Me describo Dates and birthdays
Pets and colours
Physical descriptions of people
Nationalities and languages
Spring 1 El insti School subjects and opinions
Telling the time
School facilities
School uniform and opinions
Comparisons of schools in different countries
Spring 2 Mi Semana The weather
Free time activities
Daily routine
Summer 1 Donde vivo yo Saying where you live
Understanding and giving directions
Rooms of the house
Describing your bedroom
Giving opinions on the area you live in
Summer 2 Me gusta comer Food
Saying what you eat at different mealtimes
Giving opinions on food
Describing healthy and unhealthy food
Asking for food in cafés
Discussing different types of food

Year 8

Timeline   Topic
Autumn 1 Me presento Facts about Spain and Latin America
Greetings
The alphabet
Family members
Autumn 2 Me describo Dates and birthdays
Pets and colours
Physical descriptions of people
Nationalities and languages
Spring 1 El insti School subjects and opinions
Telling the time
School facilities
School uniform and opinions
Comparisons of schools in different countries
Spring 2 Mi Semana The weather
Free time activities
Daily routine
Summer 1 Donde vivo yo Saying where you live
Understanding and giving directions
Rooms of the house
Describing your bedroom
Giving opinions on the area you live in
Summer 2 Me gusta comer Food
Saying what you eat at different mealtimes
Giving opinions on food
Describing healthy and unhealthy food
Asking for food in cafés
Discussing different types of food

Year 9

Timeline   Topic
Autumn 1 La Vida Sana Sports
Food
Healthy lifestyles
Autumn 2 Mis Vacaciones Holidays
Modes of transport
Accommodation
Hotel facilities
Making a reservation
Holiday activities
Spring 1 ¡Vamos de compras! Clothes
Shopping
Transactions
Colours (Revision)
Sizes
Spring 2 Conocer personas nuevas Meeting new people
Saying how you feel
Getting along with friends and family
Invitations and arrangements to go out
Buying cinema tickets
Making excuses
Summer 1 ¡Aquí se habla español! Countries of Latin America
Spanish-speaking people
Some Latin American festivals
The importance of learning languages
Summer 2 Guerra y Paz War & Peace
El Salvador Civil War
Film: “Voces Inocentes”

Year 10

Exam board: AQA
Specification: GCSE Spanish (8698)

Timeline   Topic
Autumn 1 Me, my family and friends Talking about friends
Describing family relationships
Talking about future plans
Talking about relationships nowadays
Autumn 2 Technology in everyday life Giving opinions about online messaging
The pros and cons of social media
Giving opinions about mobile technology
Talking about mobile technology overuse
Spring 1 Free-time activities Revising the regular present tense
Talking about plans for the weekend
Eating out in restaurants
Special occasion meals
Talking about sports that you do
Talking about sports in the world
Spring 2 Customs and Festivals Learning about local customs
Learning about Spanish customs
Learning about Latin American culture
Learning about Spanish culture
Summer 1 Home, town, neighbourhood and region Saying what your house is like
Describing your house and where it is
Talking about the amenities in your area
Pros and cons of living in town/country
Summer 2 Social issues Talking about charity and voluntary work
Talking about healthy/unhealthy lifestyles
Opinions on healthy/unhealthy living

Year 11

Exam board: Edexcel
Specification: GCSE Spanish (2009)

Timeline   Topic
Autumn 1 La vida sana Talking about the body and illnesses
Buying food
Talking about how to stay in good shape
Reading problem pages and giving advice
Talking about issues facing young people
Autumn 2 Donde vivo Talking about your home
Talking about your neighbourhood
Environmental issues
Looking at solutions to global problems
Spring 1 Free-time activities Talking about pocket money
Talking about hobbies and sports
Extreme sports
Making arrangements to go out
Television and cinema
Writing a film review
Spring 2 Exam preparation Past exam papers (reading and listening)
Vocabulary learning and tests
Summer 1 Exam preparation  

Year 12

Exam board: Edexcel
Specification: A Level Spanish (2016)

Timeline   Topic
Autumn 1 The change in family structure Diversity of family models
Attitudes towards marriage
Relationships within the family
Music The role of singers and musicians
Popular and classical music in Spain
The evolution of the Tango in South America
The impact of music on contemporary culture
Autumn 2 The working world Working life in Spain
Attitudes towards work
Job opportunities for young people
Gender equality
Mediums of communication Television, soap operas and reality TV
Changes in written mediums of communication
The social and political impact of the internet
Spring 1 The impact of tourism on Spain How tourism has changed in Spain
The economic impact of tourism
The opportunities and benefits of tourism
The environmental impact of tourism
Festivals and traditions The importance of gastronomic traditions in Spain
Traditions and festivals in Latin America
How religious festivals are celebrated in Spain
Spring 2 Spanish language film: ‘Volver’ by Pedro Almodóvar
Revision and exam preparation  
Summer 1 Revision and exam preparation  
Revision and exam preparation  

Year 13

Exam board: AQA
Specification: A Level Spanish (2695)

Timeline   Topic
Autumn 1 Spanish language film ‘Volver’ by Pedro Almodóvar
The multicultural society Causes of immigration
Benefits of immigration
Autumn 2 The environment Pollution
Transport
The multicultural society Integration
Coexistence of cultures
Racism
Spring 1 The environment The energy crisis
Alternative energies
Environmental awareness
The role of ecologist pressure groups
Social issues The causes & symptoms of poverty
The work of charities and governments
Antisocial behaviour
Juvenile delinquency
Spring 2 The impact of scientific and technological advances The impact of technology at home and at work
Medical and scientific matters
Ethical dilemmas
Revision and exam preparation  
Summer 1 Revision and exam preparation  
Revision and exam preparation