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French

 
‘Building powerful knowledge to grow confident & creative global citizens.’

At the Priory Lincoln Academy we are dedicated to developing global citizens of the future. Students develop knowledge and skills to communicate in French about themselves and the world around them.  A second language provides understanding beyond the practical purposes of communication. Having a good understanding in French builds capability in student language skills across all subjects. The cornerstones of listening, speaking, reading and writing in another language draw definite and helpful parallels with English grammar.  Students work hard learning the new vocabulary and enjoy the success of communicating in another language. 

Year 7

Introduction to French

Self and Family

School

Practical French – Shopping and eating out

Year 8

House and Home

Sport and free time

Food and healthy living

Body and illness

Work and future plans

Year 9

Home town

Environment

Holidays and travel

Year 10

Link to specification: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/french/specifications/AQA-8658-SP-2016.PDF

Self and family

Technology in everyday life

Free time

Customs and festivals

Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Year 11

Link to specification: https://filestore.aqa.org.uk/resources/french/specifications/AQA-8658-SP-2016.PDF

Social issues – Charity & Healthy living

Global Issues – Environment & Poverty

Travel and tourism

Life at school and college

Jobs, career choices and ambitions

Year 12 - 13.  French (studied at LSST as part of the joint 6th form provision)

This is a two-year course that will develop students ability to communicate in French at a higher level and includes the following content:

• Social Issues and Trends in the Francophone World

• Political and Artistic culture in the Francophone countries

• An in depth study of French Grammar

• The study of a film ( Les 400 Coups, Francois Truffaut) and a book (No et Moi, Delphine de Vigan)

French is assessed by final examination at the end of Year 13 through:

Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing (including translation and grammar) Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes, 100 marks (50% of A Level)

Paper 2: Writing (one text and one film, and grammar) Written exam: 2 hours, 80 marks (20% of A Level)

Paper 3: Speaking (stimulus card, and discussion of a research project on an aspect of French speaking society, culture or political life) and the

Speaking exam: 21-23 minutes (inc 5 minutes preparation time), 60 marks (30% of A Level)