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Year 7

  • French Artists, Greetings, Classroom Language, alphabet, Days, Dates and Numbers, Personal   Information,   Colours,   Gender,   Countries   and   Nationalities, Personal Description, Family, Pets, Preferences.
  • The time, School subjects, School uniform, Simple descriptions of the school, day, Likes and Dislikes, Justifications, Opinions and Preferences, Clothes.
  • Sports and Hobbies, time expressions, further opinions.


  • the present tense (-er, -ir, -re, avoir, etre, aller, faire, lire, sortir)
  • the near future
  • il faut / on doit
  • negative
  • connectives
  • genders
  • definite and indefinite articles
  • adjectives and agreements (incuding possessive adjectives)
  • comparisons
  • guidance for spelling and pronunciation
  • question words


Year 8

  • Describing where you live, town, area and house. Describing bedroom and furniture.
  • Using the infinitives of verbs with ‘I like’ to describe what you do at home. Present tense of other irregular verbs.
  • The weather
  • Directions
  • Holidays
  • Families


  • Prepositions
  • Using infinitives
  • Irregular verbs in the present tense
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Pres + de and a
  • Irregular adjectives
  • The perfect tense
  • The imperfect tense
  • The conditional tense
  • Further negative phrases
  • Superlatives
  • Further opinion phrases


Year 9

  • Arranging a holiday, talking about how to get there, getting to know Paris, getting around in Paris, talking about what you have done 
  • Health (Body parts, illnesses, food and drink, shops, daily routine and health - (exercise, smoking, alcohol and drugs).


  • Consolidation of present, perfect, imperfect, near future and conditional tense
  • Future tense
  • Direct and indirect object pronouns
  • Adverbs of frequency
  • ‘Some’
  • Expressions with avoir
  • Nouns - patterns



Key Stage 4 – GCSE Specification AQA Languages


Year 10

•          Identity  and culture

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free-time activities
  • Customs and festivals
  • Local, national, international and global areas of interest
  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region
  • Social issues (charity/voluntary work, healthy and unhealthy living)
  • Global issues (the environment, poverty and homelessness)
  • Travel and tourism

Year 11

  • Current and future study and employment
  • My studies
  • Life at school
  • Education post-16
  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions


Assessment -

Listening – 25% 

Reading – 25%

Writing – 25%

Speaking -25%


The speaking exam will be sat before the Easter holiday in year 11 and the other three exams will be sat during the exam period at the end of year11.


Further Information

Homework booklets can be found on the website. Specific pages will be set each week.

Textbooks:  KS3 – Metro 1 and 2 (rouge)   KS4 – AQA French (higher and foundation)

Useful websites for support and extension:

*please ask the teacher for usernames and passwords