The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 11 GCSE French Curriculum

    Key topics to be taught this year (first examination for new GCSE specification with AQA):

    Content Grammar
    Unit 5: local, national, international and global areas of interest: holidays  
    Talking about an ideal holiday; booking and reviewing hotels; ordering in a restaurant; talking about travelling; buying souvenirs; talking about holiday disasters the conditional; reflexive verbs in the perfect tense; en + present participle; avant de + infinitive; demonstrative adjectives and pronouns; pluperfect tense
    Unit 6 : current and future study and employment: school; local, national, international and global areas of interest : healthy and unhealthy lifestyles; exchanges  
    Talking about school; comparing schools in UK and francophone countries; school rules; healthy living; discussing vices; talking about a school exchange using ‘il’ and ‘elle’; using ‘ils’ and ‘elles’; ‘il faut’ and ‘il est interdit de’; the imperative; present and future tenses; past, present and future timeframes
    Unit 7 : current and future study and employment: work  
    Discussing career choices; plans hopes and wishes; applying for jobs; work case studies better, worse, best, worst; subjunctive; direct object pronouns; prepositions after verbs
    Unit 8 :  local, national, international and global areas of interest: environment  
    Discussing problems facing the world; protecting the environment; ethical shopping; volunteering; big events types of word; pouvoir and devoir in conditional; passive; indirect object pronouns; presenting arguments


    Autumn Term


    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Units 1-5 GCSE course

    Listening and reading comprehension, writing (October) and speaking (December)

    Spring Term



    CAT 2

    Units 1-6 GCSE course

    Listening and reading comprehension and writing

    Summer Term



    CAT 3

    Full GCSE specification

    GCSE exam

    Main Resources:




    Studio for AQA Higher GCSE



    Recommended reading

    Grammar and translation workbook, vocabulary list 


    Recommended websites


    Languages online




    Pens, pencils, ruler, crayons. Pritt Stick


    Enrichment opportunities:


    Day and time or term

    Support sessions if required

    One after school and one lunchtime session

    Extension group for most able Tuesday lunchtime from October onwards