1. Overall subject intent
At JCSC our intention reflects the MFL National Curriculum’s belief that we can liberate our students from insularity and provide an opening to other cultures. Therefore, we intend to deliver an enjoyable language education that will foster our students’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Our aim is to enable them to express their ideas and thoughts in French orally, whilst understanding and responding to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. We strive to give them opportunities to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read literature in the original language. We hope that, by learning French, our students will develop an awareness of cultural differences in other countries to our own and be inspired and learn more languages, whether it be for personal or professional purposes.
2. Are there annual events that take place within the subject or do you do something different that makes your subject stand out?.
The French department is in the process of planning a cultural trip to Paris with the art department and we are exploring the possibility of running a joint French exchange trip with another local school to France.
3. Special in-school facilities (labs, library with librarian, instruments, design/tech equipment etc)
We use modern technology to learn about the Francophone world and communicate with a school near Paris.
4. Any careers and stakeholder involvement in curriculum planning and delivery e.g. visits from authors, to universities, from industry, community projects (identify the year group if applicable)
At Key Stage 4 we have visited Newcastle University to produce a French cartoon and explore the 100+ languages on offer available to learn with any degree combination. The students have actively participated in workshops.
5. Extracurricular activities linked to the subject offered both at lunchtime and after school, this could also include regular residential trips/field work.
Revision workshops, including speaking, are available from the spring term of Year 11.
6. Highlight any apps/ or resources that students will use
There are a multitude of apps available to students from Quizlet, Memrise, Kerboodle, Duolinguo, Languagesonline, Conjuguemos – all are free to students. Specific links are on Key Stage 5 document for A-Level.
Qualification Name: GCSE French (8658)
Exam Board: AQA
Website Link: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658
Exam Information: Foundation and Higher tiers
– paper 1: Listening (25%)
– paper 2: Speaking (25%)
– paper 3: Reading (25%)
– paper 4: Writing (25%)
Contact Name: Mrs T. White
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qualification Name: A-Level French
Exam Board: AQA
Website Link: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/french-7652
Exam Information: – paper 1: Listening, reading and writing (50%)
– paper 2: Writing (20%)
– paper 3: Speaking (30%)
Contact Name: Mr P.Favier / Mrs T. White
Contact e-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org