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.

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.

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