S1 - S3 French Course
 
 
 
 
 
 

Overview

In S1-S3, pupils who study French have 2 periods per week on their timetable. 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 teaching incorporates a variety of approaches with group work and project work being a feature. This allows the pupils to make presentations in the foreign language and develop key strengths across a range of techniques, including ICT, where available.

The department subscribes to the LinguascopeAtantotAtantot 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. 



S1 Course Content

In S1, three topic areas are covered:

  • Topic 1: Personal information 
  • Topic 2: School life
  • Topic 3: Free time
Details of the areas covered in each topic can be found here.

 

S2 Course Content

In S2, the theme of the learning is to equip students for "A visit to France". Eight topic areas are covered:

  • Topic 1: Revision of self 
  • Topic 2: In town
  • Topic 3: Accommodation
  • Topic 4: Daily routine
  • Topic 5: Food, eating out and healthy eating
  • Topic 6: Parts of the body and illness
  • Topic 7: Travel and transport
  • Topic 8: Tour de France – a tourist's guide of France

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

 

S3 Course Content

In S3, three topic areas are covered:

  • Topic 1: Family, friends and relationships 
  • Topic 2: Media and communication
  • Topic 3: My studies

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

 


Homework

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.