The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 12 French Curriculum

    Autumn Term

    Topics/Teachers

    Further details about the topic

    Skills

     

    Evolution of family CM

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Cyber society EH

     

     

     

     

     

    French cinema TLR

     

     

     

     

     

     

    La Haine (prescribed film) TLR

    Trends in marriage and other forms of partnership; merits and problems of different family structures; problems between generations

     

    Technology in everyday life; dangers of digital technology; users of digital technology and future developments

     

    Aspects of French cinema; developments in French cinema and its history; popularity of French cinema and film festivals

     

    Detailed study of la Haine

    Listening, speaking, reading, writing

     

    grammatical control

     

    cultural understanding

     

    use of reference materials and independent research

     

    structuring and justifying arguments, essay writing

     

    oral presentation skills,

     

    translation

     

    effective summarizing

     

     

    Spring/Summer Terms

     

     

     

     

    Cultural inheritance TLR

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Contemporary French music EH

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Voluntary work CM

     

     

     

     

     

    L’Auberge Espagnole (prescribed film) EH

     

    The notion of heritage; preservation of heritage on a local and national scale; France’s most important cultural heritage sites and their marketing strategies; impact of culture on heritage

     

    Popularity of francophone music and its diversity; who listens to French music, how often and how; threats to French music and safeguarding

     

    Range of voluntary work in France; benefits of voluntary work to all concerned; impact on society

     

    Detailed study of L’Auberge Espagnole

    As above

    Summer Term

     

     

     

     

    Completion of above topics

     

    NB if completing AS exams, speaking exams are usually held in the first week of May and there is a focus on preparation for this.  Past papers are also completed in preparation for the listening, reading and writing exams

     

    Grammar completed by end of year

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Nouns, articles, adjectives, numerals, adverbs, quantifiers, pronouns, verbs and tenses, prepositions, conjunctions, negation, questions, commands, word order, other constructions, discourse markers, fillers.

     

    Assessments:

    Autumn Term

    Topic

    Type of Assessment

    CAT 1

    Evolution of family; cyber society; cinema

    Reading. listening and writing

    Spring Term

     

     

    CAT 2

    Speaking: all topics. Writing:La Haine/L’Auberge Espagnole

    Speaking and writing

    Summer Term

     

     

    CAT 3

    All topics and both films

    Full AS paper:speaking,listening, reading and writing

    Main Resources:

     

    Resource

    Details

     

    Term

     

    Text books

    Oxford University Press course for Year 12 A level study and materials produced by the department, grammar notes

     

    All

    Recommended reading

    Grammar notes + department has stocks of literature, CDs and DVDs for use by pupils.

     

    All

    Recommended websites

    Any French websites  - all hold a wealth of authentic materials in the target language

     

    All

    Equipment

    Folders and associated materials which encourage good organisation; a sound basic dictionary; verb tables.

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