French – Key Stage 4

Year 9

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 1Social Life1. Present tense
2. Using the near future
3. Bi-lingual dictionary skills
4. Direct object pronoun
5. Using the perfect tense
Autumn HT 2Health, diet and exercise1. Definite articles
2. Using modal verbs
3. Using the future tense
4. Using three tenses together
5. Recognising and using infinitives
Spring HT 1Work and the wider world1. Using masculine / feminine nouns
2. Using modal verbs
3. Using the imperfect tense
4. Investigating jobs using languages
5. Using time-setters
Spring HT 2Holidays1. Asking questions using inversion
2. Using the conditional
3. Using reflexive verbs
4. Combining different tenses
5. Using emphatic pronouns
Summer HT 1Me in the world1. Past, present and future tense formation
2. Discussion and debating skills in target language
3. Using si in complex structures
4. Using direct object pronouns
5. Using complex structures
Summer HT 2School1. Conditional tense
2. Examining the French school system
3. Discussion and debating skills in target language
4. Telling the time
5. Comparatives and superlatives

Year 10

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 1Free time and the media1. Reading habits, TV, music and film
2. Imperfect tense
3. Adverbs of frequency
4. Expressing preference
5. Plural nouns
Autumn HT 21. Free time and the media
2. Personal relationships
1. Family, friendship, marriage
2. Perfect tense
3. Conditional tense
4. Genitive case
5. Drawing comparisons
Spring HT 1Personal relationships1. Personal pronouns
2. Future tense
3. Modal verbs in the imperfect tense
4. Subordinating conjunctions
5. Dictionary skills (noun gender and plural forms)
Spring HT 2Identity and culture1. House, home, local area, daily routine
2. Reflexive and separable verbs
3. Applying correct register
4. Present tense verb conjugation
5. Wenn clauses
Summer HT 11. Identity and culture
2. Travel and tourism
1. Hotels, train stations, restaurants, shopping
2. um/zu infinitive clauses
3. Comparative and superlative adjectives
4. Telling the time
5. Prepositions with the dative case
Summer HT 2Travel and tourism1. Imperative verb forms
2. Asking and answering questions
3. Seit + present tense
4. Imperfect tense
5. Perfect tense

Year 11

Half TermTopics to be coveredKey skills covered
Autumn HT 1Holidays1. Discussing holiday experiences
2. Outlining a dream holiday plan
3. Past, present and future tenses
4. Conditional tense
5. Co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions
Autumn HT 2Study and employment1. Career choices and ambitions
2. Job descriptions
3. Writing CVs
4. Imperfect and conditional tenses
5. um/zu clauses
Spring HT 1A wonderful world1. Environmental issues
2. Issues of gender, race and poverty
3. Community support in a modern society
4. Use of multiple tenses
5. Explaining and expanding ideas
Spring HT 2Exam preparation1. Vocabulary revision
2. Past exam paper practice
Summer HT 1Exam preparation1. Vocabulary revision
2. Past exam paper practice
Summer HT 2