S1 French Course


In first year pupils have 2 periods of French per week, and they study a range of topics which ensure that they are practising the skill areas of Reading, Listening and Talking and Writing. The pupil are taught grammar, but through the main skill areas. Pupils are encouraged to participate fully in lessons through group work, projects and interactive presentations.

The department subscribes to the Linguascope, Atantot, Atantot Extra and Language skills websites which pupils can access at home with the username and password given to them in school. There are many useful interactive exercises on these sites which will enhance the work done in school.

Course Content

In S1, three broad topic areas are covered:

  • Topic 1: Self and home

  • Topic 2: Leisure and free time

  • Topic 3: School

Details of the areas covered in each topic can be found here.


Pupils will be expected to:

  • Revise vocabulary regularly
  • Occasionally complete some project work
  • Finish work started in class
  • Do reading or writing tasks

View our Homestudy Expectations.