French S1 - S3
In S1-S3, pupils who study French have 2 periods per week on their timetable. They study a range of topics which ensure that they are practising the skill areas of Reading, Listening and Talking and Writing.
The pupils are taught grammar, but through the main skill areas. Pupils are encouraged to participate fully in lessons through group work, projects and interactive presentations.
The teaching incorporates a variety of approaches with group work and project work being a feature. This allows the pupils to make presentations in the foreign language and develop key strengths across a range of techniques, including ICT, where available.
The department subscribes to Linguascope and pupils can access it from home with the username and password given to them in school. There are many useful interactive exercises on these sites which will enhance the work done in school.
S1 Course Content
In S1, three topic areas are covered:
Topic 1: Personal information
Topic 2: School life
Topic 3: Free time
Details of the areas covered in each topic can be found here
S2 Course Content
In S2, the theme of the learning is to equip students for "A visit to France". Eight topic areas are covered:
Topic 1: Revision of self
Topic 2: In town
Topic 3: Accommodation
Topic 4: Daily routine
Topic 5: Food, eating out and healthy eating
Topic 6: Parts of the body and illness
Topic 7: Travel and transport
Topic 8: Tour de France – a tourist's guide of France
Details of the areas covered in each topic can be found here. (link)
S3 Course Content
In S3, three topic areas are covered:
Topic 1: Family, friends and relationships
Topic 2: Media and communication
Topic 3: My studies
Details of the areas covered in each topic can be found here.
Pupils will be expected to:
Revise vocabulary regularly
Occasionally complete some project work
Finish work started in class
Do reading or writing tasks