The King's School Grantham

Isaac Newton's School

    Year 12 French Curriculum

    Autumn Term


    Further details about the topic



    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,




    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.



    Autumn Term


    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:







    Text books

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



    Recommended reading

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



    Recommended websites

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




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