In years 7, 8 and 9, students learn the foundations of the language. They learn to recognise the key sounds and common spellings of words. Spoken French becomes more fluent as students are much more confident with pronunciation and intonation.
Family and Friends
At my house
My School Day
Sports and Hobbies
Family and home life
Food and Drink
What interests me?
Health and Fitness
People like us
Rights of Young People
The French GCSE consists of four externally examined papers based on the following skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Themes and Topics
Questions across all four language skills are set in common contexts, addressing a range of relevant contemporary and cultural themes.
Theme: Identity and culture
Who am I?: relationships; when I was younger; what my friends and family are like; what makes a good friend; interests; socialising with friends and family; role models
Daily life: customs and everyday life; food and drink; shopping; social media and technology (use of, advantages and disadvantages)
Cultural life: celebrations and festivals; reading; music; sport; film and television
Theme: Local area, holiday and travel
Holidays: preferences; experiences; destinations
Travel and tourist transactions: travel and accommodation; asking for help and dealing with problems; directions; eating out; shopping
Town, region and country: weather; places to see; things to do
Theme: Future aspirations, study and work
Using languages beyond the classroom: forming relationships; travel; employment
Ambitions: further study; volunteering; training
Work: jobs; careers and professions
Theme: International and global dimension
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