Curriculum Plan – French

Year / Term

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Year 7

 

On commence

Develop the key skills required to learn a foreign
language.

Ma famille et moi

Les descriptions

Learn to describe yourself and your family.

avoir / être

Develop an understanding of the application of French
verbs.

GCSE-style listening and reading assessments

Mon collège

Mes opinions

Learn to give opinions about your school subjects and
justify those opinions.

Regular ER verbs

Learn how to conjugate regular ER verbs.

L’heure

Learn how to tell the time in French and describe a school
day.

GCSE-style speaking and writing assessments

Au café je voudrais

Au marché

Les quantités

Learn the transactional language required to order food and drink in French.

Regular IR verbs

Learn how to conjugate regular IR verbs.

GCSE-style listening, reading and writing
assessments

Year 8

 

Mes passe-temps

faire de / jouer à

Describe your hobbies using regular and irregular verbs.

Le parfait

Use the past tense to describe past events.

Les adverbes

Use adverbs to make descriptions more sophisticated.

GCSE-style listening and reading assessments

Où j’habite

Describe where you and others live.

Regular ER / IR / RE verbs

Use a range of verbs in the present indicative tense.

Les pays et les nationalités

Les vacances

Talk about holidays at home and abroad.

Aller + Le futur proche

Describe future plans.

GCSE-style speaking and writing assessments

Mes rêves et mon avenir

Les métiers

Mes projets pour l’avenir

Le futur / le conditionnel

Use the future tense and the conditional tense to describe
future plans and aspirations.

GCSE-style listening, reading and writing
assessment

Year 9

 

Moi et les autres

Les rapports

Describe friends, family and relationships.

Le présent

Use a range of regular and irregular verbs in the present
indicative tense.

L’imparfait

Talk about life when younger.

GCSE-style listening and reading assessments

Les temps des loisirs

Describe hobbies and leisure activities.

La technologie

Les médias

Describe your relationship with modern technology and the
media.

Jours ordinaires, jours de fête

Describe family celebrations and celebrations in the
French-speaking world.

GCSE-style speaking and writing assessments

 

De la ville à la campagne

Describe where you live, the weather and the wider region.

On peut

Describe what you can/can’t do where you live.

Les avantages et inconvénients

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of a region.

Le grand large

Describe normal, past, future and ideal holidays.

GCSE-style listening, reading and writing
assessments

Year 10

De la ville à la campagne

Describe where you live, the weather and the wider region.

On peut

Describe what you can/can’t do where you live.

Les avantages et inconvénients

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of a region.

Le grand large

Describe normal, past, future and ideal holidays.

GCSE-style listening, reading and writing
assessments

Au collège

Talk about schools in the UK and French-speaking
countries.

Discuss rights, rules and responsibilities.

En pleine forme

Discuss health issues and healthy living.

GCSE-style listening, reading and speaking
assessments

Bon travail

Discuss jobs, work preferences and career choices.

Le subjonctif

Understand use of the subjunctive.

Après avoir / être…

Avant de…

Using the perfect infinitive.

GCSE-style listening, reading, speaking and writing assessments

 

Year 11

Les temps des loisirs

Describe hobbies and leisure activities.

La technologie

Les médias

Describe your relationship with modern technology and the media.

De la ville à la campagne

Describe where you live, the weather and the wider region.

On peut

Describe what you can/can’t do where you live.

Les avantages et inconvénients

Describe the advantages and disadvantages of a region.

GCSE-style speaking and writing assessments

Un œil sur le monde

L’environnement

Les problèmes sociaux

Talk about significant issues. The environment, social
issues, moral issues and ethical issues.

GCSE-style listening, reading and speaking
assessments

Révisions

Preparation for terminal GCSE examinations.

GCSE Examinations