Learning a language is a journey of discovery. It has many challenges, just like those we meet when learning our first language. However, the benefits of being able to communicate in a second language are far-reaching. Learning a second language frees us from insularity, opening our minds to different cultures and allowing us to express our thoughts and ideas with increasing fluency and creativity.
We believe that language learning is best where there is as much exposure to the meaningful language as possible whilst ensuring that you have opportunities to think about how the language works and to practise regularly in an ordered way that focuses on high-frequency structures and vocabulary. Our curriculum includes a range of teaching and learning methods, with a strong emphasis on re-using and recycling language in a variety of contexts and regularly checking that these high-frequency structures, key vocabulary and grammatical concepts are mastered. One thing is certain; anyone can learn another language; the difficulty lies in trying to understand or use language that has not been sufficiently practised. This, therefore, is our core purpose.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” (Aristotle)
Where you live; advantages and disadvantages of where you live; community projects
Holidays – three tenses, tourism in France, narrating events, travel and transport
Life at school, routines, rules, lifestyle
Post-16 education, work and future ambitions
Social issues: unemployment, poverty, homelessness, volunteering and global issues – environment, war, famine
Revision and exam technique
The Development of the Family; Cyber Society
The role of volunteering; The Francophone Heritage
Francophone music and cinema; film study (setlist)
Positive aspects of a diverse society; social exclusion; politics and immigration study of set text
Criminality; politics and young people; strikes; study of set text
Y12 and Y13 topic revision and exam technique