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French

All pupils and students at Hagley Catholic High School follow a taught course of French. The Department is made up by four specialist teachers who are fully committed to the education of the pupils;

  • Miss M. Mugnier – Subject Leader of MFL (P/T)
  • Mrs H. Evans – Teacher of MFL
  • Mr P. Neenan – Teacher of MFL
  • Mrs S. Sunderland – Teacher of MFL and LSA (P/T)

 

Year 7

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

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Year 8

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Town and Shopping

Holidays

School

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Year 9

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Francophone World

Tourism – Paris

Leisure Activities

Environment

World of Work

Travel Plans

Health

Holidays

At the end of each unit of study, students will undertake an assessment to check their progress and at each half term, pupils will be assessed in the key skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These assessments will follow the format of the current GCSE papers and test skills such as translation, comprehension and application of grammatical structures. 

Key Stage 4

In line with national guidelines, the majority of students will be taking the French GCSE.

Students study the following themes on which assessments are based;

  1. Identity and culture
  1. Local, national, international and global areas of interest
  1. Current and future study and employment.

Over the course, eight individual modules will be taught and in-class assessments will be carried out routinely to ensure good progress. The course will be taught across four lessons per fortnight and approximately 45 minutes of homework will be set per lesson. Additional support is available during lunch breaks and after school.

Assessment will take place at the end of the two-year course across four papers across the fours skill areas of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Each section equates to 25% of the overall grade. There is a Foundation tier (grades 1-5) and a Higher tier (grades 4-9) and all students will take the same tier for each paper.

Examination Board: AQA 8658

Key Stage 5

The A-Level course will be taught predominantly in the target language and students are encourage to express their ideas on a variety of topics. It is expected that students will develop their vocabulary through additional reading and all students will have regular opportunities to develop in confidence and fluency with the support of class teachers.

The A Level Course will be taught as follows;

Year 12

Year 13

  • Induction stage;
  • Language “themes” 1+2;
  • Film studies;
  • Mini-IRPs;
  • End of Year 12 “mocks”.
  • Language “themes” 3+4;
  • Literature studies;
  • Film revisions
  • IRP preparaton;
  • Final exams in summer.