We use French all the time. How often have you had a sense of déjà vu? Or eaten a pain au chocolat? Do you say 'bon voyage' when people go away on a trip? Have you eaten in Café Rouge or Prêt à Manger?

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

We want our learners to be confident at communicating in French. The skills taught during Key Stage 3 include vocabulary learning, speaking practice, listening and reading skills, dictionary skills, writing practice as well as the study of grammar to hold it all together. We make swift progress, which we track every half term through assessments. Pupils are encouraged to communicate in French and consolidate topics through homework and class work tasks. We use the Allez 1 and 2 coursebooks.

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GCSE (Years 10 & 11)

Examination Board: AQA

French is an optional subject of study at Key Stage 4. The GCSE course consists of three themes: Identity and Culture; Local, National, International and Global areas of interest; Current and future study and employment. During the course, students further develop the skills already harnessed during Key Stage 3. French is both an academic and a practical subject. In essence, we aim for our learners to gain lifelong skills that equip them for the future.

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"One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way." Frank Smith

Trips and Enrichment

Year GroupMonthLocation
7JuneBoulogne-sur-mer or Le Touquet
8September / October

French restaurant visit

8NovemberTheatre company in to school
9OctoberBoulogne-sur-mer or Le Touquet
9FebruaryTheatre company in to school
GCSEOctoberBoulogne-sur-mer or Le Touquet
GCSEFebruaryTheatre company in to school
GCSEJuneBoulogne-sur-mer or Le Touquet
"With languages, you are at home anywhere." Edward De Waal
"Je ne regrette rien." Edith Piaf