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French

At Hodge Hill College, pupils receive a broad and balanced French curriculum that inspires pupils to succeed in all aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It provides opportunities for all pupils to make progress and achieve whilst allowing our students to become independent, creative, resilient, enquiring and thoughtful learners. We have a curriculum that aims to develop confident individuals who make a positive contribution to British society, as well as being global citizens equipped for a modern, diverse future. We ensure that SMSC and British Values are embedded in our curriculum, as well as following the school’s CARE brand.

Our curriculum aims to develop:

  • Pupils’ communication skills in terms of listening, speaking, reading and writing, as well as being able to offer their own opinions and justifications
  • Pupils’ confidence in communication, enabling students to be good presenters and confident public speakers
  • A better understanding of different people and cultures from the wider world, improving cultural capital and an awareness of different places
  • Pupils’ communication and teamwork through the use of games, role play, different music and paired or group tasks in lessons

 

Five Year Plan

 

Key Stage Four

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)

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 studying for French GCSE follow the Edexcel (9-1) syllabus.

The course is examined via final exams in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing, with each paper carrying an equal weighting of 25%.

Students study the themes of ‘Identity and Culture’, ‘Local Area, Holidays and Travel’, ‘School’, ‘Future Aspirations, Study and Work’, and ‘The Global and International Dimension’.