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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