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Department Aims

  • To develop pupils’ ability to use the language effectively for the purposes of practical communication.
  • To form a sound base of the skills and language required for further study.
  • To offer insights into the culture and civilisation of the countries where the language is spoken.
  • To develop an awareness of the nature of language and language learning.
  • To provide enjoyment.
  • To encourage positive attitudes to foreign language learning and to speakers of foreign languages and a sympathetic approach to other cultures and civilisations.
  • To ensure that all pupils of all abilities have access to the languages curriculum.

French Year 5:

The focus during this term is on building confidence through oral work and engaging activities. The programme of study covers:

  • Greetings
  • Personal identification, birthday and age
  • Classroom objects and interactive language


French Year 6

More written and reading tasks are introduced to balance the listening, speaking. The programme of study covers:

  • House and home
  • Use of authentic materials, ICT, video and printed
  • Basic grammar relating to verb patterns


French Year 7

  • Pupils have two hours of French per week. The programme of study this term will cover:
  • Daily routines, reflexive verbs
  • School subjects, preferences and justifications
  • School time-table
  • Activities after
  • Writing and reading longer passages about a school day.
  • Creating a short film or presentation about our daily routine



French Year 8

In addition to French most pupils have the opportunity to study German for 1 hour a week. Pupils have two hours of French per week. The French programme of study covers this term will cover:

  • Introduction to the perfect tense (passé compose)
  • Travel and countries
  • Combining tenses (past, present and future with aller)
  • Passé composé (perfect tense with être and avoir)
  • Irregular past participles
  • French speaking countries