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MFL: French

MFL: French

Year 7 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Express likes and dislikes
  • Describe essentials for school
  • Understand adjectives in order to describe oneself and others

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key Vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 1.2
  • Understand key language in order to talk about school subjects and describe your timetable
  • Agree and disagree with the opinions of others and justify your point of view
  • Understand the 12-hour clock in order to give a detailed account of the school day

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 2.1
  • Discuss what you like to do in your spare time
  • Give information about the sports you play and the hobbies you do
  • Understand and describe what others like to do during their free time

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 2.2
  • Describe what there is/isn't in your town and what you can/can't do there
  • Give directions to visitors to your town
  • Use and adapt language in order to arrange a meeting

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key Vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 3.1
  • Discuss where you like to go on holiday and what you like to do whilst you're there
  • Adapt conversational vocabulary and phrases in order to buy snacks and drinks whilst on holiday
  • Talk about where you are going to go on holiday next and where you might like to go in the future

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 3.2
  • Apply prior knowledge and skills in order to understand cultural texts
  • Review and apply key comprehension skills to gain a deeper understanding of new langua
  • Assess understanding of key topic-based vocabulary and grammatical structures

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks

Year 8 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Use the present tense, opinions and reasons in order to discuss the television programmes, films and books you like/don't like
  • Use adverbs of frequency to discuss how often you use the internet and what you use it for
  • Apply the rules of the perfect tense (with avoir) to describe what you did last weekend

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 1.2
  • Understand and apply the rules of irregular verbs in the perfect tense in order to describe a day out
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the perfect tense to include the 14 verbs that take être
  • Formulate questions using the perfect tense and apply this in order to ask others where they

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 2.1
  • Review adjectives and adjectival agreements in order to describe personality traits of yourself and others
  • Describe the relationship that you have with your friends and/or family and say how well you get on
  • Discuss the aspects of yourself that make you an individual; musical taste, fashion, hobbies and past-times

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary and grammarlearning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 2.2
  • Use key vocabulary and phrases in order to describe your house and where you live in order to compare it to other parts of the world
  • Discuss mealtimes where you live and what your meals typically consist of
  • Recognise and apply the past, present and future tenses in order to understand information about a cultural festival

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 3.1
  • Use language to discuss talent and ambitions for the future
  • Use the imperative to give instructions and use emotive language to persuade and encourage othe
  • Apply knowledge of adjectives, comparatives and superlatives in order to discuss the best of something

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 3.2
  • Gain an understanding of francophone countries around the world, their geography and culture
  • Apply prior knowledge and understanding in order to understand target-language texts regarding the French Revolution
  • Use 'il faut' in order to express what you must/mustn't do

ASSESSMENT

  • End of topic assessment (listening and reading and/or speaking and writing)
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks

Year 9 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Discuss members of the family.
  • Articulate how well you get on with friends and family.
  • Recognise key structures to discuss issues affecting young people today.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of unit reading and listening assessment
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 1.2
  • Understand vocabulary related to parts of the body in order to describe what hurts and describe illness/injury.
  • Discuss the role of sport and fitness and their importance in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • Consider what you should do in the future to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of unit reading and listening assessment
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key bocabulary learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 2.1
  • Use the present tense to talk about which jobs you want to do in the future and why.
  • Use the imperfect and future tense to talk about what you used to do when you were younger and what your future plans are after school and beyond.
  • Understand and apply language related to job descriptions and duties and talk about which skills are required for certain jobs.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of unit reading and listening assessment
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 2.2
  • Discuss where you go on holiday,how long you go for and what you usually do.
  • Use the conditional tense to talk about an adventure holiday and what activities you would do and what things you would take with you if you had the chance.
  • Use the perfect tense to describe what you did on holiday, what the weather was like and express your overall opinions of the holiday.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of unit reading and listening assessment
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 3.1
  • Discuss what your parents allow you to do.
  • Talk about your priorities in life and issues which are important to you and what you are concerned about.
  • Investigate what makes you happy in life and what could make you even happier and why.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of unit reading and listening assessment
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks
Term 3.2
  • Review the key grammatical structures of past, present, future and conditional tenses and vocabulary from the units covered in Year 9.
  • Apply knowledge of vocabulary and key linguistic structures to new contexts. 
  • Complete a culturally topic-based project on francophone countries.

ASSESSMENT

  • End of unit reading and listening assessment
  • Vocabulary and grammar tests

HOMEWORK

  • Key vocabulary learning
  • Reading comprehension tasks
  • Topic-based written tasks

Year 10 

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Be able to describe yourself, your personality and that of others.
  • Articulate how well you get on with others.
  • Recognise key structures to discuss social problems affecting young people today.

ASSESSMENT

  • GCSE reading and listening topic-based comprehension (lifestyle)
  • Controlled assessment task

HOMEWORK

  • Vocabulary/grammar learning
  • Written tasks
  • Controlled assessment preparation
Term 1.2
  • Learn key words and phrases related to sport, food and habits.
  • Discuss your lifestyle and what you do or don't do to keep healthy.
  • Recognise key vocabulary in relation to unsocial habits such as smoking and alcohol.

ASSESSMENT

  • GCSE reading and listening topic-based comprehension (lifestyle)

HOMEWORK

  • Vocabulary/grammar learning
  • Reading comprehension questions
  • Written tasks
Term 2.1
  • Recognise and manipulate vocabulary and phrases related to free time activities.
  • Discuss how you receive pocket money and your spending habits.
  • Discuss fashion: the clothes that you like to wear and the new technology that you like to use.

ASSESSMENT

  • GCSE reading and listening topic-based comprehension (leisure)

HOMEWORK

  • Vocabulary/grammar learning
  • Reading Comprehension questions
  • Written tasks
Term 2.2
  • Recognise and understand language related to countries, holiday destinations, modes of transport and accommodation.
  • Describe aspects of future and ideal holidays.
  • Familiarise yourself with the target language country as a holiday destination.

ASSESSMENT

  • GCSE reading and listening topic-based comprehension (leisure)
  • Controlled assessment task

HOMEWORK

  • Vocabulary/grammar learning
  • Written tasks
  • Controlled assessment preparation
Term 3.1
  • Review key aspects for success with controlled assessment.
  • Practise strategies to create developed pieces of writing.
  • Practise key question types and examination strategies in Reading and Listening at both Foundation and Higher entry.

ASSESSMENT

  • GCSE reading and listening topic-based comprehension (leisure)

HOMEWORK

  • Vocab/grammar learning
  • Controlled assessment preparation
Term 3.2
  • Review progress of the year and highlight strategies to improve performance across the four language skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of language related to describing your environment; house, area and region.
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of living in your area.

ASSESSMENT

  • Summer progress examinations
  • GCSE cross-topic reading and listening questions (Foundation / Higher Level)

HOMEWORK

  • Summer progress exams revision
  • Written tasks - home and local area

Year 11

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Understand vocabulary and phrases related to discussing environmental issues.
  • State what you and others do to protect the environment.
  • Discuss environmental issues specific to your area.

ASSESSMENT

  • GCSE reading and listening topic-based comprehension (education and work)

HOMEWORK

  • Vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Written tasks
Term 1.2
  • Review language to describe where you live.
  • Review a variety of ways of giving opinions and points of view about where you live.
  • Compare your area to others and describe its advantages and disadvantages

ASSESSMENT

  • Controlled assessment task

HOMEWORK

  • Vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Written tasks
  • Controlled assessment preparation
Term 2.1
  • Understand language related to describing your life at school; school subjects, the school day, rules and uniform
  • Use a range of tenses in order to discuss your future plans and possible career path
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of certain jobs including part-time jobs

ASSESSMENT

  • Winter progress examinations

HOMEWORK

  • Revision of key topic vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • Practise tier appropriate past papers via Frog
  • Written tasks
Term 2.2
  • Use language to understand job specifications and job descriptions.
  • Understand texts that compare aspects of different jobs.
  • Discuss the benefits of completing work experience.

ASSESSMENT

  • GCSE reading and listening topic-based comprehension (education and work)
  • Controlled assessment task

HOMEWORK

  • Vocabulary and grammar learning
  • Controlled assessment preparation
Term 3.1
  • Review key vocabulary and structures related to the topics of Lifestyle, Leisure, Home and Environment, Education and Work.
  • Practise question types in reading; synonyms, gap-fill questions and English comprehension.
  • Practise question types in listening; T/F/?, English comprehension and synonyms.

ASSESSMENT

  • GCSE reading and listening topic-based comprehension (all topics)

HOMEWORK

  • Vocab learning
  • Completion of practice papers
Term 3.2
  • Practise and prepare for the GCSE reading paper at Foundation or Higher tier.
  • Practise and prepare for the GCSE listening paper at Foundation or Higher tier.
  • Revise key topic vocabulary and grammar.

ASSESSMENT

  • Final GCSE reading and listening papers at Foundation or Higher tier

HOMEWORK

  • Revision of key topic vocabulary and grammatical structures
  • Practise tier appropriate past papers via Frog