French

Please see below for detailed Annual Overviews.

Year 10

Students are expected to consolidate the skills begun in Year 9 and to begin to demonstrate a level of grammatical knowledge that they can use in terms of correct phonics and correct use of adjectives and verb tenses. You should be able to:

  • Learn your ‘ten words per week’ accurately on ‘vocabexpress.com’.
  • Understand French when it is spoken to you, using your previous knowledge of vocabulary and phonics to ‘de-code’ unfamiliar words.
  • Speak French using sentences with mostly-correct pronunciation and apply phonic rules to unfamiliar language.
  • Understand familiar words and memorise unfamiliar words, creating an ever-increasing stock of active vocabulary. Translate from and into French. Describe photos and take part in role-plays.
  • Respond to a range of questions using opinions, descriptions and a range of tenses.

Write with correct spelling, building sentences over time with past, present and future tense.

Year 11

Students are expected to consolidate the skills begun in year 10 and to demonstrate a level of grammatical knowledge that is required for successful completion of the 6 components of GCSE. You should be able to:

  • Understand French when it is spoken to you, with a varying degree of difficulty.
  • Speak French using sentences with mostly-correct pronunciation and apply phonic rules to unfamiliar language.
  • Understand familiar words and memorise unfamiliar words, creating an ever-increasing stock of active vocabulary.
  • Use your knowledge of vocabulary and grammar to translate correctly from, and into, French.

Write with correct spelling, building sentences over time with past, present and future tense, using a range of ‘higher level’ language.