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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 French
Term 1T’es branché(e)?   
In this unit pupils learn to talk extensively about their taste in books and films, describe their use of the internet and the weather, review the regular use of the present tense and learn some of the irregular forms..
Assessment: For the first assessment of Year 8, students will be tested on Listening, Reading, and will have weekly vocab tests.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Paris, je t   
Students talk about what has happened in Paris using the perfect tense of regular and irregular verbs. They are introduced to information about tourist attractions and the accompanying vocabulary and use 'c'etatit' and the perfect tense with 'avoir' and 'etre'.
Assessment: Students will complete a Reading and a Listening Assessment.Students will have to apply their understanding of three tenses to unseen texts which incorporate vocabulary from Module 1. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Mon identité   
In this unit pupils learn to talk about themselves extensively, by describing theirs and other people’s personality, hobbies, and taste in music and clothing. Grammar: more on irregular present tense and perfect tense.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Speaking and Translation. The assessment will mainly include structures and vocabulary from the current unit, but also recall on prior knowledge. For the Speaking, students will prepare answers to a series of questions in lesson prior to the assessment, and will be individually asked these same questions to be assessed on communication, content and pronunciation/ fluency.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Chez moi, chez toi   
In this unit pupils learn to talk about where they live extensively and about food (eating and shopping), by using il faut+ infinitive. They also approach the near future tense in more detail.
Assessment: Students will sit a writing, listening and reading task based on the content taught during term 2. Students will have to complete a Foundation GCSE style writing task in which they will have to describe a photo and reply to unseen questions around the topic. In doing this, students will begin to learn the techniques required to be successful at GCSE languages. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Quel talent?!   
In this unit pupils learn to talk about their particular skills by taking part in a talent show. They express their opinion on the contestants and give them advice, using the imperative.
Assessment: There are two assessments at the end of Term 5. Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading and will have their weekly vocab tests. The assessment will mainly include structures and vocabulary from the current unit, but also recall on prior knowledge. Pupils will be assessed on a wide range of vocabulary to demonstrate their ability to use language in a range of contexts.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Studio découverte   
This unit is about applying French language to explicitly cross-curricular situations: Film and Media, Literature, Geography, Science and History, with extensive reading and presentations. Grammar: using a range of tense.
Assessment: Students will complete their end of year assessment. This will comprise of all 4 skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking) being tested. Students will have to apply their understanding of three tenses to unseen texts which incorporate vocabulary from across Year 8. Students will be given a GCSE Foundation writing question to assess their ability to structure a piece of writing correctly, whilst addressing all points raised in the question. The speaking exam will demonstrate the student's ability to describe a photo and to talk around the theme of the photo. Having done these assessments, students will be prepared and confident to begin year 9 French. Key Words and Terms
 

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