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MFL: French

French - A level

Year 12

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Understand language associated with television programmes in order to discuss viewing habits and the benefits/dangers of watching TV.
  • Analyse the purpose of advertising and the positive/negative techniques used by advertisers in order to influence the buying public.
  • Consider arguments for and against the use of new technologies in modern society.

ASSESSMENT

Grammar and Vocabulary/Translation testing
Timed essay writing
Topic-based discussion
End of topic test: Reading and Listening

HOMEWORK

Grammar learning and exercises
Translation
Speaking examination preparation
200 word essay

Term 1.2
  • Discuss the cinema; the types of films you like to watch and why and understand French cinema trends.
  • Talk about music; the role it plays in the life of a young person and how it can reflect a young person's personality.
  • Consider the impact of celebrity and consumerism on the fashion industry and how this impacts our everyday clothing choices.

ASSESSMENT

Grammar and Vocabulary/Translation testing
Timed essay writing
Topic-based discussion
End of topic test: Reading and Listening

HOMEWORK

Grammar learning and exercises
Translation
Speaking examination preparation
200 word essay

Term 2.1
  • Discuss the benefits of being involved in sporting activity and how this can impact positively on physical and mental health.
  • Consider the dangers posed to health by alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and stress.
  • Gain an understanding of the francophone world and France as a holiday destination whilst considering the purpose of holidays and their importance.

ASSESSMENT

Winter progress exam (Units 1 and 2)
Grammar and Vocabulary/Translation testing
Timed essay writing
Topic-based discussion

HOMEWORK

Grammar learning and exercises
Translation
Speaking examination preparation
200 word essay

Term 2.2
  • Consider the changing models of family and parenting on today's society and how conflict and good/parenting impacts on the child.
  • Talk about the role that friends play in a young person's life, the conflict that friendship may cause and the characteristics that make a good friend.
  • Discuss the changing attitudes to marriage in modern day society whilst also the impact of divorce and separation on others.

ASSESSMENT

Grammar and vocabulary/translation testing
Timed essay writing
Topic-based discussion
End of topic test: reading and listening

HOMEWORK

Grammar learning and exercises
Translation
Speaking examination preparation
200 word essay

Term 3.1
  • Review knowledge and understanding of grammar and vocabulary across all AS topics
  • Practise key question types involved in listening, reading and essay writing in preparation for the Unit 1 paper
  • Give personal responses across all AS topics, justifying ideas and developing thoughts on each theme

ASSESSMENT

AS Examination (Units 1 and 2)

HOMEWORK

Practice Unit 1 papers via Frog

Term 3.2
  • Focus on listening and interpretation skills via French film.
  • Understand and begin to analyse the key techniques and main themes of the film of Matthieu Kassovitz, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Luc Besson.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the francophone world and focus on the social and economic development of the province of Quebec in Canada.

ASSESSMENT

Essay writing (le film francais)
Culturally-based discussion

HOMEWORK

Research task on le film francais
200 word resume on French film

Year 13

Term Topics taught and learning outcomes
Term 1.1
  • Discuss the causes and effects of pollution and the solutions that can be found to help to save the planet.
  • Explore the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear energy and the effect it may have on future of the planet.
  • Consider the changes in attitude towards energy consumption and how these may change in the future.

ASSESSMENT

Grammar and vocabulary/translation testing
Timed essay writing
Topic-based discussion
End of topic test: reading and listening (Unit 3)

HOMEWORK

Grammar learning and exercises
Translation tasks (French > English and English>French)
Cultural topics - speaking preparation

Term 1.2
  • Consider the impact of consumerism on the environment and the influence of environmental pressure groups
  • Evaluate and examine the cinematic techniques used by Jean-Pierre Jeunet in the film Amelie
  • Practise a variety of essay structures in order to accurately respond to essay questions regarding the cinematic techniques of a French film director

ASSESSMENT

Grammar and vocabulary/translation testing
Timed essay writing
Topic-based discussion
End of topic test: Reading and Listening (Unit 3)

HOMEWORK

Grammar learning and exercises
Translation tasks (French > English and English>French)
Cultural topics - speaking preparation

Term 2.1
  • Understand and apply key language and vocabulary to discuss the reasons for immigration within the European community.
  • Consider the themes of integration and multiculturalism in France and England.
  • Explain the barriers that exist which prevent effective integration into society and how these contribute to the rise of individualism.

ASSESSMENT

Winter progress examinations

HOMEWORK

Grammar learning and exercises
Translation tasks (French > English and English>French)
Cultural topics - speaking preparation
Practice Papers Booklet (Unit 3)

Term 2.2
  • Consider the reasons for racism and discrimination in modern day society and discuss possible solutions.
  • Gain an understanding of the French political system and discuss the popularity of the nationalist party, le Front National.
  • Research la francophonie with a particular focus on the socio-economic and tourist data related to the province of Quebec in Canada.

ASSESSMENT

Grammar and vocabulary/translation testing
Timed essay writing
Topic-based discussion
End of topic test: reading and listening (Unit 3)

HOMEWORK

Grammar learning and exercises
Translation tasks (French > English and English>French)
Cultural topics - speaking preparation

Term 3.1
  • Consider the links between wealth and poverty in society and how this can cause discord in society.
  • Discuss the reasons for criminal behaviour, measures to reduce crime and alternatives to prison.
  • Discuss the impact of different types of technological advances and how this can be to the detriment of nature and morality.

ASSESSMENT

Grammar and vocabulary/translation testing
Timed essay writing
Topic-based discussion
End of topic test: Reading and Listening (Unit 3)

HOMEWORK

Grammar learning and exercises
Translation tasks (French > English and English>French)
Cultural topics - speaking preparation

Term 3.2
  • Review and revise key topic-based questions regarding the 2 cultural topics of French film and Literature.
  • Review and revise grammatical structures and key topic-based vocabulary in preparation for the Unit 3 paper.
  • Practise accuracy of language, coherent essay structure and essay specific vocabulary to maximise performance in the Unit 3 paper.

ASSESSMENT

A2 final examination (Units 3 and 4)

HOMEWORK

Revision of key questions types, grammar and topic vocabulary