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

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    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:

    Resource

    Details 

    Term 

    Studio for AQA Higher GCSE

     

    All

    Recommended reading

    Grammar and translation workbook, vocabulary list 

    All

    Recommended websites

    Linguascope

    Languages online

    Duolingo 

    All

    Equipment

    Pens, pencils, ruler, crayons. Pritt Stick

    All

    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activity

    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