The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 9 French Curriculum

    UNITS 1-6 Studio 2: each unit will last approximately 10 weeks:



    Unit 1 T'es branché


    Talking about TV programmes

    Talking about films 

    Talking about reading 

    Talking about the internet 

    Talking about what you did yesterday evening 

    Culture: French TV programmes and leisure activities 

    Using nous 

    Using reflexive verbs 

    Using higher numbers 

    Using the near future tense 

    Using je voudrais + infinitive 

    Unit 2 Paris, je t’adore!


    Saying what you did in Paris
    Saying when you did things
    Understanding information about tourist attractions
    Saying where you went and how
    ‘interviewing a suspect’ – story about the theft of the Mona Lisa
    Culture: Learning about Paris and doing some research about the city
    Perfect tense of regular verbs
    Perfect tense of irregular verbs
    Use of c’était and j’ai trouvé ça
    Perfect tense with être
    Asking questions in the perfect tens

    Unit 3 Mon identité


    Talking about personality
    Talking about relationships
    Talking about music
    Talking about clothes
    Talking about your passion
    Culture: Different regions and cultural identities in France
    Adjectival agreement
    Reflexive verbs, possessive adjectives
    Agreeing, disagreeing and giving reasons, two tenses together, venir
    Revision of near future tense, 
    Past, present and future tenses used together

    Unit 4  Chez moi, chez toi


    Describing where you live
    Describing your home
    Talking about meals
    Discussing what food to buy
    Talking about an event, Carnaval
    Culture: Different life-styles in French-speaking countries, Carnaval
    Comparative adjectives, irregular adjectives
    Boire and prendre
    Il faut, partitive article, quantities
    Using three tenses
    Unit 5  Quel talent  
    Talking about talent and ambition
    Encouraging and persuading someone
    Rehearsing for a contest
    Talking about who is the best
    Culture: Learning about Nouvelle Star
    Infinitives and vouloir
    Pouvoir and devoir
    The imperative
    Superlatives adjectives
    Using a variety of structures and tenses
    Unit 6 Studio Découverte  
    A cultural unit:
    World Geography and French-speaking countries
    The French Revolution
    More specialised vocabulary
    Revision of opinion vocabulary


    Autumn Term


    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Unit 1-2

    listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing

    Spring Term



    CAT 2

    Unit 3-4


    Summer Term



    CAT 3

    All  units

    End of year exam - listening, reading and writing

    Main Resources:




    Materials produced by department

    Studio 2


    Recommended reading

    Unit booklets + résumés and notes

    Learning homework guidelines


    Recommended websites


    Languages online




    Pens, pencils, ruler, crayons. Pritt Stick


    Enrichment opportunities:

    Activities in class

    Project on Paris, francophonie and French history,
    Film study Untouchable, café

    Support sessions if required

    Thursday after school or as staffing permits 

    Languages Club

    Weekday lunchtime