What will I learn Year 9 ? 2020-2021 Year 9 Students

In Year 9 you may opt to study French at GCSE level. In Year 9 you will cover a range of topics to help you prepare for the GCSE course and to give you confidence in applying key grammar rules such as using past, present and future tenses and expressing opinions and reasons using adjectives. Topics in Year 9 include School and Work, Healthy Living, Holidays, Free Time and Media and GCSE Skills.

Key Stage 4

GCSE French

Exam Board: AQA

Course Title: AQA GCSE French

Course Code: 8658

Exam board information:

In GCSE French you will be tested in listening, reading, speaking and writing and will develop transferable skills, relevant to further study and the world of work. The range of topics within the specification aims to inspire students who are interested in French culture and French speaking countries. GCSE French has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9). You must take all four question papers at the same tier. In Years 10 and 11 you will cover the topics from the 3 main theme areas. As topics overlap you will study a range of topics from the 3 themes over the course of years 10 and 11 and complete revision of all topics in Spring Term of Year 11:

Theme 1: Identity and culture:

Topic 1: Me, my family and friends

Relationships with family and friends, Marriage/partnership

Topic 2: Technology in everyday life

Social media, Mobile technology

Topic 3: Free-time activities

Music, Cinema and TV, Food and eating out, Sport

Topic 4: Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Topic 2: Social issues

Charity/voluntary work and Healthy/unhealthy living

Topic 3: Global issues

The environment and Poverty/homelessness

Topic 4: Travel and tourism

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

Topic 1: My studies

Topic 2: Life at school/college

Topic 3: Education post-16

Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions

KS5 French

Exam Board AQA

Course Title AQA A-Level French

Course Code: 7652

Exam Board Information:

Subject content

Core content



Paper 1 Listening Reading and Writing 50% of A-level

Paper 2 Writing 20% of A-level

Paper 3 Speaking 30% of A-level