MFL Curriculum Overview
Students in Year 7 will all "start to learn" French. They will cover a variety of basic structures to start with and rapidly move onto more developed sentences. Topics will cover greetings, numbers, likes and dislikes, describing yourself, talk about school, hobbies, describe where we live and describe holidays. They will start using the future tense towards the end of the year.
In Year 8, students have the opportunity to follow the Studio 2 rouge resources, which are more challenging. They will be covering the following topics: modern technology, visiting Paris, our personality and character, discussing special occasions and meals, talking about talents and ambitions.
In Year 9, studio 3 vert and rouge will be followed. Students will improve on their past skills and cover the following topics: invitations out, health and body, discussing your future ambitions, describing ideal holidays, talking about what is important to you and your rights. By the end of Year 9, all students should be confident in using three tenses, refer to opinions and justify those.
In Year 10 and 11, students will be working towards a qualification in French with the AQA exam board. The course will cover all four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Throughout the two years, students will gain confidence through practising writing and talking about a variety of contexts. From 2016, these will cover the following: theme 1: Identity and culture, theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest, theme 3: Current and future study and employment.