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Fullhurst Community College

French

Curriculum Intent

The MFL department aims to support students to understand life in French speaking countries and culture in these countries so that pupils can be more open and adaptable to new experiences. We aim to develop confident language learners who are resilient and are able to communicate effectively and confidently in French, building skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. We endeavour to make learning French enjoyable and meaningful, providing students with a variety of language learning opportunities. We ensure that students have a sound understanding of French grammar and vocabulary and are able to progress readily to the next stage of their learning and aim to develop independent learners by ensuring that learning in the classroom is enhanced through self-study.

 

Curriculum Outline

 

Year 7 Curriculum

Cycle 1: Students become familiar with French countries and basic introductory language.

Cycle 2: Students develop their understanding of French culture and language through the topic of food.

Cycle 3: Students learn about French sport whilst consolidating grammatical structures learnt throughout the year.

 

Year 8 Curriculum

Cycle 1: Students learn about French celebrities and historical figures, building upon grammar and structures learnt in year 7.

Cycle 2: Students learn about Francophone countries and the differences between cultures, whilst developing the ability to use and manipulate the language with increasing accuracy.

Cycle 3: Students consolidate what they have learnt to use more challenging structures, communicating in the past, present and future, as well as learning about current French past times. 

 

Year 9 Curriculum

Cycle 1: Students develop a deeper understanding of life in France, including learning about different styles of gastronomy, famous places and festivals, as well as developing clearer understanding and confidence in manipulating language.

Cycle 2: Students develop a deeper understanding about the culture and history of France, specifically the French revolution and Bastille Day, as well as consolidating grammatical structures and tenses, being able to manipulate these.

Cycle 3: Students learn about social issues in France, including poverty, immigration and racial discrimination, whilst developing accuracy in communicating in different time frames.

 

Year 10 Curriculum

Students are taught a range of topics, which aim to continue expanding students’ cultural knowledge. Year 10 builds upon the structures learnt from yr7 to yr9 and students are taught further grammatical structures and more in-depth content. They practise communicating using all four skills: speaking listening, reading and writing.

 

These are the topics taught at GCSE:

 

·         Family and relationships

·         Technology

·         Customs and Festivals

·         Healthy lifestyles

·         Environment

·         Education

·         Post 16

·         Holidays

·         Free time and activities

·         Social issues

·         In town and at home

 

The students have 3 cycles in year 10, which interlink all of the topics.

 

Year 11 Curriculum

Students continue learning the topics introduced in year 10, which aim to continue expanding students’ cultural knowledge and continue to build upon the structures learnt in year 10. They also continue developing their ability to manipulate grammatical structures and communicate with confidence when speaking, listening, reading and writing.

 

These are the topics taught at GCSE:

 

·         Family and relationships

·         Technology

·         Customs and Festivals

·         Healthy lifestyles

·         Environment

·         Education

·         Post 16

·         Holidays

·         Free time and activities

·         Social issues

·         In town and at home

 

The students are taught in 2 cycles in year 11, which continue to interlink all of the topics and not only consolidate the content and grammar learnt in year 10 but also develop further grammatical structures.

 

Extra-curricular Opportunities

***In line with the current Coronavirus Risk Assessment we are unfortunately unable to offer our usual wide range of extra-curricular activities across both the Fosse and Imperial Sites.***

We hope this becomes something that we are able to offer once again in the near future.

Annual French trip to Paris

Year 7 and 8 language club

Fullhurst Community College

Fullhurst Community College
Imperial Avenue
Leicester
LE3 1AH

tel: 0116 282 4326
fax: 0116 282 5781
email: office@fullhurst.leicester.sch.uk