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French

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Introduction

Welcome to the MFL Department at Hodge Hill College.

Currently all students study French at KS3, and we have 4 groups in both Year 10 and Year 11, studying for GCSE French.

 

 

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KS3 French

During KS3 students cover a wide variety of topics, including ‘Where I live’, ‘Healthy eating’, ‘Fashion’ and ‘Media’

Students are encouraged to develop language skills with activities in listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as broader skills such as communication, decision-making, problem solving and teamwork. Students also build their resilience by regularly working independently.

Lessons are made engaging with a wide variety of activities including paired and group work, language games and competitions and students are rewarded regularly for their efforts.

Key Stage Three Overview

Students are assessed regularly by means of both class activities and more formal assessment tasks.

 

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KS4 GCSE French 

GCSE French

Exam board

Edexcel

Course code

1FR0

Examined by

4 exams at the end of Year 11 – listening (35/45 minutes), speaking (9/12 minutes, plus 12 minutes preparation time), reading (45 minutes/1 hour) and writing (1 hour 10/1 hour 20 minutes).

Two tiers of entry available, Higher (grades 9-4) and Foundation (grades 5-1)

Key topics taught

Identity and culture

Local area, holiday and travel

School

Future aspirations, study and work

International and global dimension.

Students in KS4 follow the Edexcel GCSE in French. There are 4 exams, in listening, speaking, reading and writing, each worth 25% of the final grade.

Students cover a range of topics including ‘Holidays’, ‘The Environment’ and ‘The World of Work’

Key Stage 4 Overview:

 Students are assessed regularly in all 4 skills

 

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Support

All students in KS4 have speaking practice, in small groups.

Students can improve their vocabulary by using the ‘Memrise’ website or app.

They are provided with revision guides, exam practice workbooks and vocab/grammar key rings in order to further develop their language skills.