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AQA GCSE Theme 2
HOMELESSNESS

Stating information about living in poverty
Stating information about being homeless


Grammar :

Understanding and using indefinite pronouns
Understanding and using reflexive pronouns
Using reflexive verbs with a direct object

Key questions
(Finish Term 1 )
Homeless picture to comment & questions attached .

Revisit

New Tech vocab ( Y7 T3)
Modal verb revision
Questions and question words
Word order
Tenses
Adjectives and qualifiers
Opinions and justifications
Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
Use the infinitive after modal verbs
Pronouns
Reflexive verbs

MFL - French

Subject: Modern Foreign Languages - French

Head of Subject: Mrs D. Morey

Overview

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied

Key Stage 3 Overview

This course introduces students to language at beginner level and takes them through to GCSE. The course will motivate students with a variety of activities responding to the individual needs of each pupil.

Year 7

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Topic: My World and I

 

Vocabulary HALF TERM 1

  • French pronunciation and alphabet
  • Greetings
  • Classroom questions in TL
  • Classroom questions in TL
  • Numbers & age
  • Personality
  • Likes & dislikes

 

Grammar

  • Pronouns
  • Present tense of ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Gender
  • Introduction of connective “Because”
  • Adjectives and qualifiers

 

Skills

  • Pronunciation
  • Spellings
  • Using cognates and connectives
  • Asking questions
  • Conjugation
  • Checking your work
  • Adapting a text
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone “vous “


Revisit:

  • Phonics
  • Cognates
  • Verbs in English
  • Pronouns in English
  • Grammatical parts of a sentence
  • Adjectives in English
  • Phonics to aid reading and pronunciation
  • Using to be and to have in English
  • Present tense in English (I play, I am playing)
  • Question words in English

 

Key Questions

HALF TERM 1

  • Est-ce-que je peux enlever ma veste ?
  • Comment ça va ?
  • Quel âge as- tu ?
  • Comment ça s’ écrit ?
  • Tu peux décrire ta personnalité ?
  • Qu’est-ce –que tu aimes ?
  • Pourquoi ?

 

Topic: My World and I

 

Vocabulary HALF TERM 2

  • Describing yourself physical description
  • My family members. Say where you live
  • Talking about basic musical skills

 

Grammar

  • Pronouns
  • Present tense of ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • Definite and indefinite articles (family )
  • Gender
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Adjectives and qualifiers

 

Skills

  • Pronunciation
  • Spellings
  • Using cognates and connectives
  • Asking questions
  • Conjugation
  • Checking your work
  • Adapting a text
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone “vous “
  • Using “on “.

 

Assessment point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
    Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Revisit:

  • Working out meaning of words
    Pronouns in French.
  • Position of verb in a French sentence and questions
  • Definite and indefinite articles in English
  • Question words in French.
  • French phonics to aid reading and pronunciation
  • Using to be and to have in French.
  • Present tense in French.(I play BUT NOT I am playing)
  • Use a bilingual dictionary
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Adapt a text
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘vous ’
  • Using “on “ instead of “nous”.

 

HALF TERM 2
Key questions

  • Comment es-tu physiquement ?
  • Qu’est –ce que tu n’ aimes pas / ne fais pas ?
  • Où habites – tu ? voudrais-tu habiter ?
  • Est-ce que tu chantes / danses ? Pourquoi ( pas ) ?
  • Qui joue d’ un instrument ? Tes parents ?
  • Qui chante ? ton frère ? tes amis ?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Learning about famous French musicians and singers.
  • Talking about different French Departements d’ Outre-mer ( Francophonie across the world ) .

 Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic: SCHOOL and EDUCATION

 

Vocabulary HALF TERM 1

  • School subjects
  • Adjectives and reflexive opinion
  • Asking questions about school
  • Questions words
  • Describe my teachers
  • Talk about my school day.
  • 24 clock / time
  • Numbers 1-100
  • My time table ( days of the week/ Periods / moments of the day )

 

Grammar

  • Like + Reflexive Opinions using REFLEXIVE ( M expressions )
  • Possessive
  • Using question words and word order in questions .
  • Time phrases places .
  • Modals one must / one can ( devoir / pouvoir)/ falloir)
  • Present Tense with ER / IR / RE VERBS


Skills

  • Understanding conjugation
  • Using pronouns
  • Using connectives
  • Using group phrases
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Expressing opinions
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone

 

Key Questions HALF TERM 1

  • Quelle est ta matière préférée?
  • Qu’est ce-que tu aimes ?
  • Comment trouves-tu ta / ton prof ?
  • Pourquoi ?
  • Quelle matière tu as le mercredi ?
  • A quelle heure ?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Discussion of different types of schools
  • French Baccalauréat.
  • Uniform scolaire et le port du foulard ( headscarf debate) .

 

Revisit:

  • Spellings
  • Cognates
  • Pronouns
  • Numbers 1- 31
  • Word order in questions
  • Position of verb in a French sentence and questions
  • Nouns and plurals
  • French phonics to aid pronunciation
  • Use of a bilingual dictionary
    Conjugation of verbs( ER)
  • Use of “ like “
  • Use of connectives
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite and plural forms of addressing someone ‘ils ’ & “vous”

 

Topic: SCHOOL and EDUCATION

 

Vocabulary HALF TERM 2

  • Activities & school routine .
  • School rules vocab .
  • Food ( lunch) and drinks.
  • Core vocab about school trends ( holidays/ timetables/detentions/ reset )

 

Grammar

  • Like + Reflexive Opinions using REFLEXIVE ( M expressions )
  • Possessive
  • Using question words and word order in questions .
  • Time phrases places .
  • Use of “some” du . de la . des ( + food)
  • Modals one must / one can ( devoir / pouvoir)/ falloir)
  • Use NOUS instead of ON
    Present Tense with ER / IR / RE VERBS

 

Skills

  • Understanding conjugation
  • Using pronouns
  • Using connective
  • Using group phrases
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Expression opinions
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions HALF TERM 2

  • Qu’est-ce que tu fais pendant la récréation ?
  • Qu’est-ce-qu’ il faut / on peut faire en classe ?
  • Qu’est-ce –que tu manges à midi ?
  • Qu’est-ce-que tu as comme routine ?
  • Quelles sont les différences en France ?


Cultural Capital

  • Holidays in France Vs England
    Reset of classes ( redoublement )
  • Meals at French school & school day
  • Detention system : the French school week

 

Assessment point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Revisit:

  • Spellings
  • Infinitives
  • Modal verbs pouvoir / falloir .
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Cognates
  • Pronouns
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Word order
  • Position of verb in a French sentence and questions
  • Using question words
  • Nouns and plurals
  • French phonics to aid pronunciation
  • Use a bilingual dictionary
  • Conjugation of verbs ( ER)
  • Use of connectives
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
    Memorisation skills
Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic: Mes passe-temps

 

Vocabulary HALF TERM 1

  • New Technology activities
  • Time Expressions
  • Expressing opinions
  • Giving reasons
  • Sports with jouer


Grammar

  • Conjugation of ER verbs
  • Using opposition connectives ( whereas)
  • Whilst ( en ) gerundive
  • Asking questions
  • Use of “some” du . de la . des
  • RE verbs at the present tense = irregular forms
  • Use of When as a conjunction.
  • Like ( aimer as an Infinitive structure ) J’aimerais

 

Skills

  • Giving your reason
  • Using correct word order in Questions .
  • Using time phrases
  • Developing prediction strategies
  • Saying what you like and dislike with aimer + infinitive
  • Varying your writing
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘vous ’& “ils”

 

Key Questions HALF TERM 1

  • Qu’est-ce- que tu fais dans ton temps libre ?
  • Quand ?
  • Est-ce-que tu fais/joues/peux/aimes ?
  • Qui joue au foot/ sur l’ordinateur dans ta famille ?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Different sports (Handball) la pétanque = boules
  • Famous French sports icon and Olympic athletes .

 

Revisit:

  • Spellings
  • Question words
  • Conjugation of verbs in the present tense ( ER & RE Verbs)
  • Pronouns
  • Opinions and justifications using M expressions ( reflexive)
  • Work out meaning of unknown words
  • Pronunciation
  • Conjunctions
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Memorisation skills
  • PAST Tense ( je me suis entrainé) in English
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘vous ’

 

 

 

Topic: Free Time HALF TERM 2

  • Leisure and more sports with “ faire “
  • Weather
  • Likes & dislikes
  • Connectives ( linking words to order paragraphs)


Grammar

  • Conjugation of ER verbs
  • Using opposition connectives ( whereas)
  • Whilst ( en ) gerundive
  • Asking questions
  • Past tense ( jouer )
  • Intro during = pendant .
  • Use of “some” du . de la . des
  • RE verbs at the present tense = irregular forms
  • Use of When as a conjunction.
    Like ( aimer as an Infinitive structure )

 

Skills

  • Giving your reason
  • Using correct word order in Questions .
  • Using time phrases
  • Developing prediction strategies
  • Saying what you like and dislike with aimer + infinitive
  • Varying your writing
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘vous ’& “ils”

 

Key Questions

  • Qu’ est-ce-que tu fais comme port ?
  • Et le reste de ta famille ?
  • Quel temps fait –il ?
  • Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire ?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Famous sports event broadcasted .
  • Weather in France ( map of town / côte d’ Azur / les Alpes)/ La Bretagne )

 

Assessment point 3

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Revisit:

  • Conjugation of verbs in the present tense ER-IR-RE
  • Le.la .les = the article
  • Time phrases
  • Question words
  • Pronouns
  • M Opinions and justifications
  • One can ( = modal = infinitve structure )
  • Work out meaning of unknown words
  • Pronunciation
  • Word order
  • Connectives
  • Time expressions
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘vous’ “ils”

 

 

Year 8 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Topic:
ma zone ( Town & house)
( M4 in S1 &S2)

 

Vocabulary HALF TERM 1

  • Talk about your town facilities
  • Giving directions .
  • Week –end activities
  • Asking and agreeing with people to go out.
  • what people can do (touristic activities)

 

Grammar

  • Introduce the connectives alors que /Cependant .
  • There was ( imperfect Tense)
  • Relative pronoun ( qui est )
  • Imperative tense
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Prepositions
  • Present tense of the modal verb "vouloir" et “pouvoir”.
  • IR/RE/ER infinitve Verbs

 

Skills

  • Building longer sentences
  • Giving reasons
  • Using qualifiers
  • Understanding longer reading texts
  • Using a bilingual dictionary
  • Developing answers/ Using oppositions in sentences ( negatives/ conjunctions).
  • Memorisation skills
    Using modals

 

Key Questions

  • Qu’est-ce-qu’il y a dans ta ville ?
  • Tu aimes ça ? Pourquoi ?
  • Où est ?
  • Où vas-tu le week- end ?
  • Qu’est-ce-que tu veux faire ?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Describing different types of school
  • Finding out about the school system in France
  • French school day routine


Revisit:

  • Work out meaning of new words
  • Using possessive adjectives
    Pronunciation.
  • Revise il y a / nous avons
  • Use negative mais , Cependant
    Reflexive Opinions ( ce qui me plait/ m’ amuse ) and justifications ( including comparative).
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Time expressions
  • Word order ( TV)=time & verb ( revise days of the week).
  • Use of ‘to have’ ( J’ai envie de)
  • Infinitives (ER)
  • The modal verb ‘pouvoir”and “vouloir “= first person only (term1 Y7).

 

 

Topic: chez moi ( M4 in S1 &S2)

 

Vocabulary HALF TERM 2

  • Say where you live and would like to live
  • Describing your home
  • Talking about breakfast .
    Forthcoming events


Grammar

  • Introduce the conditional ( I would like )
  • Introduce the connective alors que /Cependant .
  • IR/RE/ER PRESENT Tense .
  • Present tense of the IRREGULAR aller .
  • Future tense
  • Future time phrases

 

Skills

  • Building longer sentences
  • Giving reasons
  • Using qualifiers
  • Understanding longer reading texts
  • Using a bilingual dictionary
  • Developing answers
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Où habites-tu ?
  • Où voudrais tu habiter?
  • Décris ta maison ?
  • Qu’ est-ce-que tu manges au petit déjeuner ?
  • Où vas-tu aller le week- end prochain ?


Cultural Capital

  • Developing map skills
  • Different types of holidays and accommodations.
  • Suburbs and stigma attached to France .
  • Festivals in French towns ( to attend in the future).
  • Le Puy du Fou= number 1 Tourist attraction .

 

Assessment point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Revisit:

  • Future tense
  • Use of ‘to have’ ( rooms )
  • Time expressions
  • Word order ( TV)=time & verb ( revise days of the week).
  • Verb MANGER at the present Tense
  • Revise SOME
  • Verb ALLER with all 6 pronouns ( present tense) .
  • Reflexive Opinions ( ce qui me plait/ m’ amuse ) and justifications ( including comparative).

 

 

 

 Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic: T’ es branché ?

 

Vocabulary HALF TERM 1

  • Mon caractère
  • Talking about Friendship
  • Talking about music (opinion/ when/ concerts?).
  • Activities I do with my friends

 

Grammar

  • INTRO I WAS
  • Use of negatives and comparatives
  • Variety of opinion .
  • Gerundive ( whilst) .
  • Intro of WAS ( imperfect ) Talking about clothes. Introduction of opposition connectives ( whereas/ although)

 

Skills

  • Understanding word order with negative
  • Looking for false friends
  • Focusing on high-frequency words
  • Understanding longer listening texts
  • Adapting a model
  • Writing at length
  • Memorisation skills
  • Utilisation de “They = ils” to encourage photo description .

 

Key Questions

  • Quelle sorte de personne es-tu ?
  • ’es-tu –pas ?
  • Quel genre de musique écoutes- tu ?
  • Que penses-tu de la musique Française ?
  • Quel est/ était ton chanteur / ta chanson préférée ?
  • Quand est-ce que tu écoutes de la musique ?
  • Qu’ est-ce - que tu fais avec tes amis ?


Cultural Capital

  • Developing knowledge of French Musical culture
  • Different types of instruments ( Celtic/ Brittany Music) .

 

Revisit:

  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Revision intensifiers
  • Revision of time phrases
  • Using comparatives
  • M opinions
  • Infinitive verbs
  • Possessive ( my)
  • Conjugation of present tense verbs of both ER and RE Verbs
  • Building longer sentences using connectives
  • Giving more detailed opinions and justifying them
  • Work out meaning of unknown words
  • Adapt a text
  • Free time activities

 

Topic: t’ es branché ?

 

Vocabulary HALF TERM 2

  • Clothes
  • Use near future
  • Talking about last week-end .
  • Talking about TV programs
  • Talking about films & cinema

 

Grammar

  • Adjectives agreements
  • Near future
  • Past Tense with aller ( to be) je-il- elle – nous
  • Past Tense with avoir + ER verbs only
  • Opinions using complex reasons .

Skills

  • Looking for false friends
  • Focusing on high-frequency words
  • Understanding longer listening texts
  • Adapting a model
  • Writing at length
  • Memorisation skills

 

Key Questions

  • Qu’est-ce que tu vas porter pour sortir ?
  • Où es-tu allé ?
  • Qu’est-ce –que tu as fait ?
  • Qu’est-ce que tu regardes à la télé ? Et le week- end dernier ?
  • Quels films aimes-tu regarder au cinéma ?


Cultural Capital

  • French fashion and designers
  • French iconic movies and actors 
  • French leisures including sailing. Canoeing. Boules.

 

Revisit:

  • Conjugation of present tense verbs
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’ with the past tense
  • Use of modal verbs and infinitives
  • Pronunciation
  • Nouns and plurals
  • Building longer sentences using connectives
  • Giving more detailed opinions and justifying them
  • Writing paragraphs
  • Work out meaning of unknown words in listening and reading exercises
  • Adapt a text
  • Future tense
  • Using present, past and future tenses
  • forming past participles
  • Free time activities


Assessment point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
    Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic: Holidays

 

Vocabulary HALF TERM 1

  • Holiday destination accommodation
  • Holiday activities
  • Daily routines
  • Food & drinks


Grammar

  • Present tense with er.IR.RE
    Near Future ( with aller all pronouns )
  • Reflexive verbs

 

Skills

  • Combining present, future and past tenses
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Writing a holiday review
  • Pronunciation
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘vous ’

 

Key Questions HALF TERM 1

  • Où vas-tu en vacances ?
  • Qu’est-ce-que tu fais ?
  • Qu’est-ce-que tu bois / manges ?
  • Quelles sont les spécialités Françaises ?

 

Revisit:

  • Countries
  • Reflexive (M) opinions
  • Conjugation of present tense verbs
  • Time
  • The weather
  • Conditional Tense ( I would like )
  • “Some”. determinant
  • Past tense
  • Near Future tense
  • Combining the present, future and past tense in the 4 language skills
  • Use of formal way of addressing someone
  • Pronunciation
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Working out meaning of unknown vocabulary
  • Adapting a text for own purposes
  • Word order
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’ with the past tense
  • Use of modal verbs and infinitives
  • Building longer sentences using connectives
  • Giving more detailed opinions and justifying them
  • Writing paragraphs

Topic: Holidays

 

Vocabulary HALF TERM 2

  • Transports
  • What people can do in Paris .
  • Questions about access (tourist office ) .
  • Past activities.

 

Grammar HALF TERM 2

  • Modals can
  • Present tense with er.IR.RE
  • Near Future ( with aller all pronouns )
  • Past tense all pronouns


Skills

  • Combining present, future and past tenses
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Writing a holiday review
  • Pronunciation
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘vous’

 

Key Questions

  • Comment voyages-tu ?
  • Que fais-tu pendant le trajet ?
  • Qu’est-ce qu’on peut faire à Paris ?
  • Est-ce-que c’est ouvert/ fermé/ cher/ gratuit / pour les enfants ?
  • Qu’est-ce que tu as visité et fait à Paris le 14 Juillet ?
  • Qu’est-ce que tu as fait pendant les vacances scolaires ?

 

Cultural capital

  • Variety of holiday experiences
  • French speaking countries
  • Food & drinks French & regional specialities
  • Paris main monuments
    Cities & Tourism in France .

 

Revisit:

  • See above +
  • Using ‘There is’ and ‘There was’.

 

Useful websites/resources

www.quizlet.com 

www.wordreference.com 

Key Stage 4 Overview

This course will enable our students of all abilities to develop their language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. Learning a language is a skill for life and something students should find rewarding.  Studying a language will give a student the possibility to obtain the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), thus enhancing their prospects to enter further education or employment.

The course will focus on the following topics:

Theme 1: Identity and culture

Theme2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Theme3: Current and future study and employment.

Exam Board

AQA

Qualification type

GCSE

Assessment

The qualification is linear so students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

25% of GCSE Listening examination

What’s assessed: Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language

Foundation: 35 minutes approximately

Higher: 45 minutes approximately

25% of GCSE Speaking examination with class teacher

What’s assessed: Communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes

Foundation: 7-9 minutes + preparation time

Higher: 10-12 minutes + preparation time

25% of GCSE Reading examination

What’s assessed: Understanding and responding to different types of written language

Foundation: 45 minutes

Higher: 1 hour

25% of GCSE Writing examination

What’s assessed: Communication effectively in writing for a variety of purposes

Foundation- 1 hour

Higher- 1 hour 15 minutes

Year 9

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

AQA GCSE Theme 1
RELATIONSHIPS

  • Me and my family Family relationships& descriptions
  • Describing ideal friends


Grammar

  • Complex sentences ( TVMP)
  • Use of comparative
  • Use of “was” “had” = Basic imperfect.
  • Use of opposition conjunctions
  • Use of new M opinions & plural
  • Use of negative

 

Key questions

Q1 .Decris toi

  • comment es-tu ( ou pas ) ?
  • comment peux tu être parfois ?
  • Comment étais- tu avant ?

 

Q2 : tu t’ entends avec ta famillle ?

  • avec qui tu t’entends ou te disputes ?
  • Pourquoi ?


Revisit:

  • Family members
  • Description of appearance and character
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Adjectives and intensifiers
  • Comparative and superlative of adjectives.
  • Time phrases
  • M opinions
  • Use of negatives .
  • Conjugation in the present tense
  • Structure of the future tenses
  • Structure of the past tense
  • Question words
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences.
  • Examples include: parce que (because); mais / cependant (but); car (because); même si (even if )
  • Alors que ( whereas)
    Quand ( when )
    Modals / je veux / je peux ( I want I can )

 

AQA GCSE Theme 1
Topic: Me, my family and friends

  • Describing ideal friends
  • Mrriage
  • Week end activities with friends and family
  • Sports

 

Key questions

Q3 .Comment serait ton meilleur ami ?
Q4 : tu voudrais te marier ? pourquoi ?
Q5 : Qu’est-ce que tu as fait avec tes parents le week – end dernier ?

 

Grammar

  • Use of conditional tense with have & be
  • Use infinitive structures ( I would like / we could )
  • use of past tense with I – we- he & she
  • Use of simple explanations present & past using( there is / there was /it is / it was/ I can / I could )

 

Revisit:

  • Family members
  • Description of appearance and character
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Adjectives and intensifiers
  • Comparative and superlative of adjectives.
  • Conditional “je voudrais “ & j’ aimerais “
  • Time phrases
  • M(reflexive) opinions
  • Use of negatives .
  • Conjugation in the present tense
  • Structure of the conditional tense.
  • Structure of the past tense
  • Free time activities including sports
  • Question words
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions include: parce que (because); mais / cependant (but); car (because); même si (even if )
  • Time phrases & revision of Quand
  • Modals ( I want /I can )
  • Weather revision

 

Assessment Point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 Spring 1

Spring 2

AQA GCSE Theme 1
SOCIAL MEDIA AND
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

  • Social media
  • Safety on the internet
  • Mobile technology

 

Key questions

Q6. Comment utilises-tu les nouvelles technologies ?

  • 6.1. .Qu’est-ce que tu aimes faire sur internet ?
  • 6.2.Qu’est-ce que tu as fait hier soir en ligne avec ton portable
  • 6.3.Quand utilises tu ton portable ?
  • 6.4 .Aspects negatifs d’ internet ?


Grammar

  • Explanations using one can there is /there was / It is more
    Intro I wanted ( imparfait modal)
  • Use of Past Tense
  • Past tense and negative ( not / never)
  • intro / revise after

 

Revisit:

  • Opinions and justifications
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Question words
  • Use the modal verb pouvoir to list out the potential uses of technology
  • Use adverbs of time and adverbial phrases to describe in more detail when/how you do something( gerundive = whilst = en ) use of quand
  • Après avoir .être

AQA GCSE Theme 1
SPORTS
MUSIC
TV and CINEMA

  • Sports activities
  • Talking about cinema and TV
  • Discuss French movies & programs .

 

Questions
Q7 : Qu’est-ce que tu fais comme sports et loisirs ?
Q8 : Qu’est-ce-que tu regardes à la télevision ou au cinéma ?


Grammar

  • use of to do ( faire + du .de la .des / jouer +au )
  • when + weather Intro
    Focus on INFINNITIVE STRUCTURES
  • Intro avant de + infinitive.
  • Intro in order to ( pour + inf)
  • Intro of avoir besoin de + inf
  • imparfait
  • imparfait opinion .(j’aimais/ je detestais)
  • Explanations using one can
  • Use of Near Future
  • Past tense and negative ( not / never)

 

Revisit:

  • Sports & leisure (Y8)
  • Media ( films ) vocab (Y8)
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Question words
  • Use adverbs of time and adverbial phrases to describe in more detail when/how you do something.
  • when/how you do something( gerundive = whilst = en ) use of quand .
  • revise means of transports ( I listen to music in the car. When you walk).
  • Time clauses Après avoir .être

 

 

Assessment Point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills
Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic: Free time activities

  • Talking about music,
  • Talking about customs and traditions
  • Festivals and customs in target language-speaking countries.

 

Questions
Q.9: Quel style de musique tu écoutes ?quand ?
Q10 : Un anniversaire mémorable ?
Q 11.. Aimerais tu assister a un festival en France ?

 

Grammar

  • intro gerundive / en …ant
  • M opinion at the Past tense ( ça m’ a amusé)

 

Revisit:

  • Music vocab (Y8)
  • Media ( films ) vocab (Y8)
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Question words
  • Use adverbs of time and adverbial phrases to describe in more detail when/how you do something

 

Topic: Customs and festivals

  • Talking about customs and traditions
  • Festivals and customs in target language-speaking countries.

 

Questions
Q.9: Quel style de musique tu écoutes ?quand ?
Q10 : Un anniversaire mémorable ?
Q 11.. Aimerais tu assister à un festival en France ?

 

Grammar

  • Intro avant de + infinitive .
  • M opinion at the Past tense ( ça m’ a amusé)
    intro

 

Revisit:

  • Opinions and justifications
  • Opposition clauses .
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Question words

 

Assessment Point 3

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

Year 10

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

AQA GCSE Theme 2
HOME
WHERE YOU LIVE

  • Give information about where you live.
  • Give information about facilities in your town
  • Describing your ideal,house,rooms ,area.

 

Grammar

  • Using plurals correctly
  • Understanding and using prepositions
  • Using inversion to form questions
  • Using interrogatives to form a question
  • Understanding the verb “Pouvoir “accurately
  • After having ( après avoir + past participles.)(1)

 

Key questions

Q1: Ou habites – tu ? Que penses tu de ta ville ?( where do you live = geo / housing intro )
Q2: Qu’est-ce –que les touristes et jeunes a peuvent faire dans ta ville ? ( What can young people and tourists do in your town ? )
Q3 : Ou et Comment serait ta maison idéale? (where and how would be your ideal house ?).

 

Revisit:

  • Family members & adjectives
  • Singular and Plural
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Modal verb revision
  • Questions and question words.
  • Word order
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use infinitive constructions, e.g. pour (in order to);
  • Using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences

 

AQA GCSE Theme 2
CHARITY and VOLUNTARY WORK

  • identify and understand who vulnerable people are in our society .
  • State solutions to support them
    Describing volunteer experience. Stating voluntary work you would like to do .


Grammar

  • Using quantifiers and intensifiers
  • Using when clauses
  • Using on devrait / il faudrait
    Higher : intro subjonctive « il faudrait qu’ on aille / fasse /aie «

 

Key Questions

Q.4 : Quels sont les problèmes sociaux à Luton ? ( social issues in Luton)
Q5: Qu’est ce que tu voudrais faire pour aider les personnes vulnérables ?
( what would you like to do to help vulnerable people ? )


Revisit:

  • Modal verb revision
  • Questions and question words
  • Word order
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use infinitive structures, e.g. afin de / pour
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences

 

Assessment Point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 Spring 1

Spring 2

AQA GCSE Theme 2
HOMELESSNESS

  • Stating information about living in poverty
  • Stating information about being homeless


Grammar :

  • Understanding and using indefinite pronouns
  • Understanding and using reflexive pronouns
  • Using reflexive verbs with a direct object

 

Key questions
(Finish Term 1 )
Homeless picture to comment & questions attached .

 

Revisit

  • New Tech vocab ( Y7 T3)
  • Modal verb revision
  • Questions and question words
  • Word order
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Use the infinitive after modal verbs
  • Pronouns
  • Reflexive verbs

AQA GCSE Theme 2
HEALTHY and UNHEALTHY LIVING

  • give information about lifestyle choices
  • give information about health issues
  • Describing future lifestyle choices( resolutions)


Grammar

  • Using modal verbs
  • Using when talking about the past.
  • Infinitive structure ( il faut ) .
  • Intro ils peuvent ( they + modal) ils doivent / font / ont / sont /peuvent )

 

Key questions

Q6 : Que fais tu pour rester en bonne santé? ( what do you do to be healthy )-
Q7 :Quels sont les problèmes pour les ados comme toi ? : ( tell me about issues for teenagers )

 

Revisit

  • Food & drinks vocabulary
  • Modal verb revision
  • Questions and question words
  • Word order
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Use the infinitive after modal verbs( il faut )

 

 

Assessment Point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Summer 1 Summer 2

AQA GCSE Theme 2
ENVIRONMENT

  • Stating how you help the environment
  • Describing local environmental problems
  • Using subordinating conjunctions
  • Using the imperative and pluperfect tense
  • Understanding longer compound nouns

 

Questions
8. Qu’Est-ce que tu fais pour protèger l’ environment au quotidien ? et la semaine dernière ?

  • 8.1 Quels sont les problèmes dans le monde ? que pourrait –on faire ?

 

Grammar

  • Revision should .could . would .
  • Negatives ( all= only . never.not anymore ) subjunctive ( pour qu’ on puisse ..)

 

Revisit:

  • Modal verbs linked to behaviours (must do/can do/should do/could do)
  • Tenses
  • Outlining consequences of Word order
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use connectives and conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Use the infinitive after modal verbs

AQA GCSE Theme 2
HOLIDAYS AND TRAVEL
FRANCE AND Departements d’Outre Mer

  • Stating dates and numbers
  • Describing the weather
  • Describing accommodation
  • Understanding and using the imperfect tense
  • Understanding and using the conjunctions
  • Stating detail about French-speaking countries
    Stating information about holiday destinations

 

Grammar

  • Using comparative and superlative adverbs
  • Using relative pronouns and was
    Imparfait with weather
  • Subjunctive structures

 

Questions
Q9: Aimerais -tu aller à l’étranger ?(would you like going abroad? )

 

Q10.Que fais tu pendant les vacances en general ? (What do you do in general ?).Et l’ année dernière ? And last year ?

 

Quelles sortes de vacances tu prefers?


Revisit:

  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use connectives and conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Tenses Using
  • All Pronouns

Assessment Point 3

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Year 11

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

AQA GCSE Theme 3
LIFE AT SCHOOL

  • Describing your timetable and school day
  • Stating opinions on Subjects & Teachers and lessons
  • Describe and comment on school trips importance


Grammar

  • Using question words and word order for Role play .
  • Using reflexive verbs
  • Using common subjunctive forms
  • Using conditional
  • Past Tense with several pronouns .

 

Key questions

 

Q1 Qu’est-ce que tu fais pendant le récréation ? Et HIER ?

 

Q2 Quelle est ta matière préférée? Et avant ? HIGHER

 

Q3 Tu es allé en voyage scolaire ? C’est important pour ton education ?

 

Revisit:

  • Telling time
  • Days of the week
  • Comparatives
  • Using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Using negatives
  • Modal verbs
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Expressing opinions
  • Pronouns
  • Using quand + imparfait

 

AQA GCSE Theme 3
LIFE AT SCHOOL

  • Describing your uniform & school rules& Hmwk and giving your opinion on it
  • Discussing issues in school and stress related problems.
  • Exploring differences in between French & English school and education

 

Grammar

  • using sophisticated opinions ( feelings ) and explanations
  • Using adjectival endings
  • Using reflexive verbs ( feelings)
  • Using common subjunctive & conditional forms(pour que je ouisse / fasse/ aille)

 

Key questions

Q4 Qu’est-ce que tu n’aimes pas au collége ? (comment on uniforme / Hmwk )

 

Q5. Quelles sont les differences scolaires entre la France et la Grande Bretagne?

 

Q.6 Comment serait ton collège idéal ( H)

 

Q7. Quels sont les problèmes au collège ? ( school rules& exams/ drugs )

 

Revisit

  • Irregular ( do / go / be / have ) with imparfait & conditional
  • Comparatives
  • Using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Using negatives
  • Modal verbs
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Expressing opinions
  • Pronouns
  • Using quand + imparfait

Assessment Point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 Spring 1

Spring 2

AQA GCSE Theme 3
UNIVERSITY or WORK

  • Stating information about future choices
  • Understanding and using the future tense
  • Understanding and using ”quel/ quelle/ quels sont 
  • Forming plurals for different nouns
  • Using infinitives following Intent clauses pour / afin de


Grammar

  • Intro / Revise irregular Past tense & imparfait .
  • Opinion Past & imparfait & Future
  • Using après avoir & après être
  • Goal clauses ( pour/ afin de ) + infinitive

 

Key questions

Q8. As-tu un petit boulot ?

Q9. Tu as fait un stage ?

Q10. Qu’est-ce que tu feras après le lycée ?


Revisit

  • Future tense ( near & simple future ) with all pronouns
  • Word order in questions ( RP)
  • Opinions
  • Modal verbs
  • Tenses including Conditional
  • Comparing
  • Revision Subjunctive (in goal clauses ) pour que je puisse / fasse/ aille )

 

AQA GCSE Theme 3
UNIVERSITY or WORK

  • Stating information about future choices
  • Understanding and using the future tense
  • Understanding and using ”quel/ quelle/ quels sont
  • Forming plurals for different nouns
  • Using infinitives following Intent clauses pour / afin de


Grammar

  • Intro / Revise irregular Past tense & imparfait .
  • Opinion Past & imparfait & Future
  • Using après avoir & après être
  • Goal clauses ( pour/ afin de ) + infinitive

 

Key questions

Q8 As-tu un petit boulot ?
Q9.Tu as fait un stage ?
Q10. Qu’est-ce que tu feras après le lycée ?

 

Revisit

  • Future tense ( near & simple future ) with all pronouns
  • Word order in questions ( RP)
  • Opinions
  • Modal verbs
  • Tenses including Conditional
  • Comparing
  • Revision Subjunctive (in goal clauses ) pour que je puisse / fasse/ aille )

 

Summer 1 Summer 2

 

Exams

 

Exams

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CGP GCSE AQA French 9-1 - Complete Revision and Practice (with Online Edition)

French Reading Target Grade 5 and  French Reading Target Grade 9

FrenchWriting Target Grade 5 and French Writing Target Garde 9