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Year 8 French Curriculum

YEAR 8 Studio 1 UNITS 5-6 Studio 1 and Studio 2 Units 1-3:



Unit 5 3-2-1 Vacances!


Holiday destinations

Holiday activities

Getting ready to leave

Buying drinks and snacks at a café

Talking about holiday plans

Talking about dream holidays

Culture: Learning about holiday destinations in France

Using nous


Using reflexive verbs

Using higher numbers

Using the near future tense

Using je voudrais + infinitive

Unit 6 Studio Découverte


A cultural unit:

An introduction to poetry in French leading to a competition to produce a short poem in French

An introduction to French painting leading to a research project on a French painting


First introduction to past tense receptively


Opinion vocabulary

Studio 2 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

Revision of present tense of  -er verbs and different subject pronouns, use of negative

Revision of present tense of avoir and être

-ir and –re verbs

aller and faire

perfect tense with avoir

Use of adverbs and expressions of time as sequencers

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 tense

Unit 3 Mon identité


Talking about your personality, friends and interests

Talking about relationships

Talking about music, singers and musical preferences

Talking about clothes and future plans

Talking about your passions in life

Culture: Different regions in France

Adjectival agreements and invariable adjectives

Using negatives

Using reflexive verbs

Using possessive adjectives

Near future tense


Using different tenses together




Type of Assessment


Unit 5

Listening, reading and writing


Units 1-2

Speaking, listening, reading and writing

 Main Resources:



Course book

Studio 1 and 2 in class

Other materials

Unit résumés

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

Recommended websites

Linguascope (school subscription)

Languages online



Pens, pencils, ruler, rubber and Pritt Stick should be brought to all lessons.

 Enrichment opportunities:

Activities in class

Projects on painting and Paris, poetry competition, film study of  Les Choristes

Support sessions

As required

Languages Club

Weekday lunchtime as staffing permits

KS3 French / German trip

March 2020


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