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Year 8 French Curriculum

  Topic Further details about the topic
Autumn Term
1 & 2

Unit 5 3-2-1 Vacances!

Holiday destinations - Using nous

Holiday activities

Getting ready to leave - Using reflexive verbs

Buying drinks and snacks at a café - Using higher numbers

Talking about holiday plans - Using the near future tense

Talking about dream holidays - Using je voudrais + infinitive

Culture: Learning about holiday destinations in France

Spring Term
1 Unit 6 Studio Découverte

A cultural unit:

An introduction to poetry in French leading to a competition to produce a short poem in French - First introduction to past tense receptively

2 Studio 2 Unit 1 T’es branché ?

Talking about TV programmes - Revision of present tense of  -er verbs and different subject pronouns, use of negative

Talking about films - Revision of present tense of avoir and être

Talking about reading - -ir and –re verbs

Talking about the internet - aller and faire

Talking about what you did yesterday evening - 

perfect tense with avoir. Use of adverbs and expressions of time as sequencers

Culture: French TV programmes and leisure activities

Summer Term
1 Unit 2  Paris, je t’adore ! 

Saying what you did in Paris - Perfect tense of regular verbs

Saying when you did things - Perfect tense of irregular verbs

Understanding information about tourist attractions - Use of c’était and j’ai trouvé ça

Saying where you went and how - Perfect tense with être

‘interviewing a suspect’ – story about the theft of the Mona Lisa - Asking questions in the perfect tense

Culture: Learning about Paris and doing some research about the city

2 Unit 3 Mon identité

Talking about your personality, friends and interests - Adjectival agreements and invariable adjectives

Talking about relationships - Using negatives

Talking about music, singers and musical preferences - Using reflexive verbs

Talking about clothes and future plans - Using possessive adjectives

Talking about your passions in life - Near future tense. Venir. Using different tenses together

Culture: Different regions in France


  Topic Type of Assessment
CAT 1 Unit 5 Listening, reading and writing
CAT 2 Units 1-2 Speaking, listening, reading and writing

Main Resources

Resource Details Term
Text Book

Studio 1 and 2 in class

Other materials


Unit résumés

Online platform (This provides access to the textbook, online homework and additional practice exercises)


Recommended websites

Linguascope (school subscription)

Languages online


Enrichment opportunities

Activity or trip Day and time or term
Activities in class Project on Paris, poetry competition, film study of Le Petit Nicolas
Support sessions As required
Languages Club Weekday lunchtime as staffing permits
International Trip TBC

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