“Learn a new language and get a new soul”
In today’s world, speaking one foreign language is not enough. Students who speak several languages will increase their chances of finding a job, whether at home or abroad. Learning another language enriches the mind and opens up new horizons, both personal and professional.
More than 220 million people speak French on all the five continents. It is the second most widely learned language after English and the sixth most widely spoken language in the world. French is also the second most widely taught language after English, and is taught on every continent. The OIF, an international organization of French-speaking countries, is made up of 77 member States and governments.
Key Stage 3 (Years 7, 8 & 9)
At the beginning of Key Stage 3 in French, students consider questions such as ‘Why learn a foreign language?’ and ‘How to learn a foreign language?’
Students build skills in the four key areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing; through a wide variety of teaching methods and resources.
Topics covered include:
- Why and how do you learn a foreign language?
- The francophone world
- Self & Family
- Sports & Hobbies
- House & Home
Key Stage 4 (Years 10 & 11)
Cambridge French IGCSE is accepted by universities and employers as proof of linguistic ability and understanding. The course encourages learners to develop lifelong skills, including:
- the ability to use a foreign language as a means of practical communication
- insight into the culture and civilisation of countries where the language is spoken
- a positive attitude towards language learning, towards the speakers of other languages, and towards other cultures and civilisations
- techniques which can be applied to other areas of learning, such as analysis and memory skills
- a sound foundation for progression to employment or further study
The syllabus content is organised around five broad Topic areas which provide contexts for the acquisition of vocabulary and the study of grammar and structures. Through the study of these Topic areas, candidates gain insight into target language countries and communities.
The Topic areas are:
- Everyday activities
- Personal and social life
- The world around us
- The world of work
- The international world.
Long Term Plans
The long term plans set out the programmes of study for the whole academic year and enables parents to see the topics being studied term by term.