What do students study?
All students study French throughout Key Stage 3. Throughout the Key Stage our aim is to help students develop the confidence to use the language in a practical way. The topics covered are those that are relevant to students and enable them to talk about themselves.
Lessons are lively and practical and we help students develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. We also cover grammar and encourage students to use reference materials to help their learning and to become independent learners. A variety of revision, consolidation and extension activities help students to transfer language from one context to another and to adapt the language patterns they have learned. There is also support for those students who may feel less confident in their language learning.
How are students assessed?
In Key Stage 3, students are assessed as follows:
There are module assessments roughly every half term. Students are expected to complete a piece of work using the vocabulary, structures and grammar covered in that topic and also include elements from previous topics.
Students are given a level based on department assessment criteria and in line with the old national curriculum levels*. It is expected that students in year 7 will be working between Level 2 and Level 4 by the end of the year; in year 8 they will be working between Level 3 and Level 5 and in Year 9, between Level 3 and Level 7.
*These could be changing, nationally
Contact Mr O'Neill,, Head of Department for further information: