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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 13 French
Term 1.1Theme 3. Unit 7 - The Positive Impact of Immigration in France    
In this unit we will look at the topic of Immigration in France. We will begin by researching the origin of modern day immigrants and their reasons for coming to France, along with the challenges and benefits of immigration and multiculturalism. Students will complete independent and group study on how immigration is enriching French Culture.
Assessment: Students will sit a mock exam paper assessing on both units covered. Students will be examined on a reading, translation, listening, writing and vocab assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 1.2Theme 3. Unit 8. The Challenges of Immigration and Integration in France   
In this unit we will look at the topic of Immigration in France. We will begin by - the origin of immigrants and their reasons for coming to France - the challenges and benefits of immigration and multiculturalism - how immigration is enriching French Culture
Assessment: Students will be assessed on course content covered in class work and by individual study. This will comprise of a reading, translation, listening, writing and vocab assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 1.3Literature Study (L   
Through studying 'L'étranger' by Albert Camus this term, students will: - develop a detailed understanding and appreciation of the novel, by writing critical and analytical responses in French. - produce responses that show critical appreciation of features such as: o key concepts and issues; o characterisation; o form and technique of presentation, e.g. effect of narrative voice in prose text, effect of camera work in film; o social and cultural setting; as appropriate to the work studied - present viewpoints, develop arguments, draw conclusions, analyse and evaluate in writing
Assessment: Students will complete an essay on the chosen text and they will complete a vocab and translation assessment.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2.1Theme 3. Unit 9: The Extreme Right   
Students will complete a focused study on the roots of the main political party of the Extreme Right, Le Front National, in contemporary France. We will turn attention to the FN’s most underlying political features; its sociological transformation over time, notably from the mid-1980s up to now. Students will also analyse the aims of the FN party leaders and discover public opinion on this controversial party.
Assessment: End Topic test will be completed by each student and will comprise of a listening, translation and reading assessment based on the content covered. Students will also work with a FLA to complete a speaking booklet on possible questions based on Task one of the A Level exam.Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2.2Theme 4. France under Occupation and The Collaboration    
This unit looks at the German occupation of France during the Second World War, focusing on: Life for the French under the Vichy regime The nature of anti-Antisemitism in France under the occupation Life under the occupation and post-war reprisals
Assessment: Students will sit and end of unit test which will assess understanding of all content covered during this unit.This assessment will be in the format of the following: -Video comprehension - Listening comprehension - Reading comprehension - Translation - Task 1 of speaking examKey Words and Terms
 
Term 3.1Theme 4: Unit 11 - Vichy   
Within this unit students will study the Vichy Regime and focus on: - Marshal Pétain and what life was like for the French under the Vichy Régime. - the National Revolution and the role propaganda played in it - the impact of the policies of Vichy and the fate of Marshal Pétain
Assessment: At the end of this unit students will sit an 'end of unit' assessment which will encompass all 4 language skills with a translation. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3.2Theme 4: Unit 12 - The Resistance    
Students are introduced the resistance movements in France during the Second World War. This unit will focus on the role of Jean Moulin and how women played a key role in the French resistance. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the Free French; who were they, and how they supported General de Gaulle.
Assessment: Students will sit an End of Unit test in which they they will be assessed on reading, listening, translation, speaking and writing. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4.1Theme 1 Revisited   
This unit revisits the topics covered in Themes 1 and 2, focusing on: - What France is doing to care for the most vulnerable - Volunteers in the workplace and in charities studying abroad -The role of the internet in crime and crime prevention
Assessment: Assessment for this topic will be exam style questions covering: - reading - listening - translation - speakingKey Words and Terms
 
Term 4.2Themes 2 Revisited   
Students will revisit themes 1 and 2. The focus will be on: - what France is doing to care for the most vulnerable - volunteers in the workplace and in charities - studying abroad - the role of the internet in crime and crime prevention
Assessment: Students will be assessed through a mock A level exam encompassing all skills examined at A Level. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Revision of Literature and Film Studied   
Students will complete an intense revision course on both the text and film studied over the course of the A Level course.
Assessment: Students will have regular essay-based assessments with a focus on previous exam paper questions. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5.2Exam Period
Assessment: Key Words and Terms
 

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