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Academic year 2021-22

What are we studying?

YEAR 10

ACCREDITATION ENTITLEMENT –  AQA GCSE
Knowledge  covered   OUP AQA kerboodle French

TERM 1
Students will explore the theme of local area, town and home. Skills will involve:
Using adjectives to enhance descriptions
Recognising key topic words in reading and listening tasks
Using verbs which start with a vowel
Simplification and paraphrasing
Use of authentic reading resources.

Metacognitive processes/ skills covered
Recognition of hidden meanings
Being able to infer from  reading and listening texts
English comprehension skills using academic text.

APP data evidence base
Foundation/Higher tier
Mid term test.
Reading and translation.
Speaking photo card and role play.
Theme: Home and Local Area
New spec AQA Listening and Reading Higher tier. Mid term assessment.

TERM 2
Students will discuss social issues including Charity/voluntary work, Healthy and unhealthy living, Eating habits and Comparing old and new health habits. Students are encouraged to vary vocabulary, to add mark winning phrases and to use different tenses accurately.

Skills include:
Using verbal context when listening,
Using adverbs to enhance sentences and recognising common patterns in French when listening.
Build a growing awareness of social issues in France and French speaking countries.

Metacognitive processes/ skills covered
Using methods and theories in new situations.
Identifying tenses in question words and applying to new themes using  exam material.

APP data evidence base
Foundation/Higher tier
AP1 Listening.
Reading and translation.
Writing and translation.
(Assessment from Kerboodle varied themes: Higher level).
New spec AQA Listening, Reading and writing Higher tier. (PPE 1 Mock exam)

TERM 3
Students define and discuss environmental issues such as pollution, recycling and alternative resources.
They will analyse problems and come up with solutions.
Students focus on reusing known verbs and phrases and making use of social and cultural context when listening.
Extension listening activities on kerboodle.
Making use of social and cultural context when listening.

Metacognitive processes/ skills covered
Applying knowledge across a greater range of contexts.
As students revise previous themes, they will apply the skills they’ve been developing to identify and analyse.
English comprehension skills using academic text.

Cultural Capital/Diversity/Enrichment/curriculum enhancement
After school dinner in French restaurant, ordering in French.

APP data evidence base
Foundation/Higher tier
AP1.5 Social Issues Unit 6 (kerboodle)
All 4 skills- Higher tier.
Mock speaking test- higher tier.

TERM 4
Students explore social issues such as homelessness and poverty, evaluating the current situation and creating solutions to problems of social inequality.
There is an emphasis on justifying answers and using key phrases for agreeing and disagreeing in a discussion.
Further practice at higher tier on kerboodle.
Develop their translation skills so that students can translate clearly into English and into the target language.
Build a growing awareness of social issues in France and French speaking countries.

Metacognitive processes/ skills covered
Relating knowledge from several areas.
Students will apply key structures to different themes using assassin phrases.

APP data evidence base
Foundation/Higher tier
AP2 Speaking.
(AQA assessment resources photo card and role play).
Listening.
Reading and translation.
AQA Higher Tier Sample test 1
AQA  Listening, Reading and writing Higher tier. (PPE 2 Mock exam)

TERM 5
Students describe holiday experiences, express and justify preferences and talk about holiday activities in the perfect tense.
The focus is on using negatives to improve writing, paraphrasing and expressing opinions using intensifiers.
Extending writing enrichment from kerboodle.
Develop their writing skills so they can interpret different question types and plan and write a clear answer.

Metacognitive processes/ skills covered
Reproducing key language in speaking exams to include higher structures.
Adapting prior knowledge to the speaking exam tasks:Role play and photo card practice on varied themes.
English comprehension skills using academic text.

APP data evidence base
Foundation/Higher tier
AP2.5 Global Issues Unit 7 (kerboodle)
All 4 skills- Higher tier
Mock Higher speaking test and actual speaking exam in early-mid May.

TERM 6
Students develop their uses of tenses when describing holidays. They are encouraged to apply descriptive and narrative structures to their speaking preparation for Part 3 (using context booklets)
Summer series exam prep, performance and DIRT.
Develop their writing skills so they can interpret different question types and plan and write a clear answer.
Develop their translation skills so that students can translate clearly into English and into the target language.

Metacognitive processes/ skills covered
Reproducing key language structures to fulfil exam requirements:
Use of assassin phrases in writing/speaking. Working on spontaneity of language by applying key phrases and devising questions to ask the examiner.

APP data evidence base
Foundation/Higher tier
Summer exam series. AP3.
Listening.
Reading and translation.
Writing and translation.
Speaking.
AQA Higher Tier Sample Test 2
Summer GCSE AQA  exam higher tier.

YEAR 11

ACCREDITATION ENTITLEMENT –  GCSE AQA
Knowledge  covered

TERM 1
Students will be studying the theme, ‘My Studies’ in which they discuss life at school and college. They will be using extracts from the higher tier course.
Mark winning structures encouraged.
Students given both higher and extension listening and reading tasks to do from kerboodle.
www.memrise.org higher file used for vocabulary consolidation.
Develop their writing skills so they can interpret different question types and plan and write a clear answer.
Develop their translation skills so that students can translate clearly into English and into the target language.

Metacognitive processes/ skills covered
Recognition of hidden meanings
Being able to infer from foundation reading and listening texts
English comprehension skills using academic text.
Theme: Education.

Cultural Capital/Diversity/Enrichment/curriculum enhancement
French film: Education theme.

APP data evidence base
Foundation/Higher tier
New spec AQA Listening and Reading Foundation/
Higher tier. Mid term assessment.

TERM 2
Students will be studying the theme of Education- post 16.
Students will focus on increasing their confidence speaking and will take part in exam style photo card and role play scenarios using current themes. They will be encouraged to use a variety of tenses in their answers and to try and talk for two minutes on each task.
Develop their listening skills and their ability to deal with the full range of question types.
Develop their speaking skills so they can talk about a photo and the topic associated with the photo, perform roles plays on a variety of topics and answer questions on a variety of topics using a range of tenses and language structures.

Metacognitive processes/ skills covered
Using methods and theories in new situations.
Identifying tenses in question words and applying to new themes using foundation tier exam material

APP data evidence base
Foundation/Higher tier
New spec AQA Listening, Reading  and writing (PPE 1 Mock exam)

TERM 3
Students will be studying the theme of Jobs, Career Choices and Ambitions.
Students will focus on learning useful higher tier structures and learn to vary vocabulary and language in order to achieve the highest grades.
They will also begin recalling earlier themes from Identity and Culture.
Develop their writing skills so they can interpret different question types and plan and write a clear answer.
Develop their translation skills so that students can translate clearly into English and into the target language.

Cultural Capital/Diversity/Enrichment/curriculum enhancement
After school dinner in French restaurant, ordering in French.

Metacognitive processes/ skills covered
Applying knowledge across a greater range of contexts.
As students revise previous themes, they will apply the skills they’ve been developing to identify and analyse using foundation resources across the four skills.
English comprehension skills using academic text.
Theme: Careers using French.

APP data evidence base
Foundation/Higher tier
Mock speaking test

TERM 4
Students will continue reviewing all themes covered over the 2 year course in the context of exam style tasks from AQA website.
Students given both higher and extension listening and reading tasks to do from kerboodle.
www.memrise.org higher file used for vocabulary consolidation.
Develop their listening and reading skills and their ability to deal with the full range of question types.
Prepare them to be confident and more spontaneous speakers of French with an emphasis on correct intonation and pronunciation.

Metacognitive processes/ skills covered
Relating knowledge from several areas.
Higher students will apply key structures to different themes using higher phrases.

APP data evidence base
Foundation/Higher tier
AQA  Listening, Reading and writing
(PPE 2 Mock exam).

TERM 5
Preparation and delivery of speaking exam (early May)
Review of all themes using AQA revision powerpoints/recap to retain revision worksheets and analysis of past papers.
Emphasis on grading and exam criteria for grades  7-9.
Use of kerboodle assessment file on all 4 themes: higher level practice assessment in listening, reading, writing and translation.
Prepare them to be confident and more spontaneous speakers of French with an emphasis on correct intonation and pronunciation.

Metacognitive processes/ skills covered
Reproducing key language in speaking exams to include some higher structures.
Adapting prior knowledge to the speaking exam tasks: Role play and photo card practice on varied themes.

APP data evidence base
Mock Foundation/Higher
Speaking test and actual speaking exam in early-mid May.

TERM 6
APP data evidence base
Foundation/Higher tier
Summer GCSE AQA  exam

CONTACT DETAILS

Mrs Foster – Assistant Principal and Head of College
cfoster@wykhampark-aspirations.org

Mrs Graver- Head of Modern Foreign Languages
cgraver@wykhampark-aspirations.org

WEBSITES
BBC Bitesize French
https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/z9dqxnb

Vocabulary consolidation
https://www.memrise.com/

Practice of key language structures/tenses and topic vocabulary
https://www.languagesonline/

THE LANGUAGES TOOLBOX
Everything you need to be successful in French

  • A dictionary (book or online access)
  • Keep an eye out for documentaries
  • An eagerness to learn about the world, other cultures and languages.
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