MFL



Year 7

Tout sur moi

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to introduce themselves

to describe themselves and other people

to describe their favourite object

about French speaking regions

nouns and articles (le, la, l’, les, un, une, des)

the present tense of avoir

adjectives

in + countries (au, en)

memorisation strategies

ask and answer questions

pronunciation (silent letters at the end of words)

Mon monde perso

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to describe their personality

to talk about family members and friends

give opinions of school subjects

to compare themselves now and how they used to be

the present tenses of avoir and être

adjective agreement

possessive adjectives (mon, ma, mes)

comparaisons (plus, moins ... que)

connectives

object pronouns (le, la, les)

reading strategies

memorisation strategies

using transferable language

pronunciation (last consonants as silent letters

Autour de moi

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to talk about school

to talk about where they live

to talk about leisure activities

to describe animals

the present tenses of regular –er verbs and aller, faire, avoir, être

adjective agreement and position

the perfect tense

writing strategies

cognates and false friends

using a bilingual dictionary

pronunciation (accents)

A table

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to say what they eat and drink

to give opinions

to say where they like to eat

to order food at a café

to give quantities and understand recipes

to talk about food specialties

partitive articles (du, de la, de l’, des)

the present tense of manger and boire

negatives

verb + infinitive

memorisation strategies

writing strategies

pronunciation (silent letters at the end of words)

Mon quartier

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to describe a town

to say what you can do

to ask and give directions

to arrange to go out and to meet

il y a / il n’y a pas de

position of adjectives

prepositions

the imperative

modal verbs + infinitive

reading and listening strategies

pronunciation (silent h)

Ça c’est mon truc

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to talk about clothes and styles

to talk about the weather

to discuss weekend activities

to talk about music preferences and national events

the present tense of –er verbs, reflexive verbs and faire

possessive adjectives (son, sa, ses)

memorisation strategies

listening strategies

pronunciation (having a good accent)

Destination vacances

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to talk about usual and preferred holiday

to describe their ideal holiday

to describe a past holiday

to talk about festivals

the present tense of choisir, finir and prendre

the near future tense

verb + infinitive

in + country, city (en , au, aux, à)

the perfect tenses with avoir and of aller

speaking strategies

reading strategies

using a bilingual dictionary

time expressions

pronunciation (liaison after s)

Bouger c’est important

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to talk about sports, leisure activities

to name parts of the body

to talk about sports injuries

to describe sports personalities and sports events

jouer and faire

depuis + present tense

the perfect tenses of aller

verbs + infinitive

j’ai mal au, à la, à l’, aux

checking written work

remembering grammar rules

pronunciation (vowels)

Aux quatre coins du monde

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to talk about where they live and where they are going to live

to describe their daily routine

to talk about what they did yesterday

to discuss what they do to help others

about French speaking countries in Africa

comparisons (plus, moins)

the near future

reflexive verbs

the perfect tense with avoir and être

expressions with avoir (faim, soif, peur)

thinking strategies

speaking strategies

using transferable language

Year 8

C’est quoi la France?

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to compare France and the UK

to describe a country

to talk about French personalities

to talk about transport and new technology

to discuss Francophone cartoon characters

the present tense of –er verbs

use of on

comparatives and superlatives

ask questions

the perfect tense

use qui to link sentences

motivation strategies

agree and disagree

geographical knowledge

cultural awareness

pronunciation (intonation)

Le monde des medias

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to talk about television programmes

to give opinion on musical genres

to talk about film and reviews

to talk about reading preferences

to understand the language of advertising

direct object pronouns

faire + infinitive

rendre + adjective

ce que

verb + infinitive

reading, listening and writing strategies

express and justify opinions

translation strategies

phonics

pronunciation (qu)

Accro à la technologie

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to talk about technology and gadgets

to identify the risk of social networking sites

?discuss the pros and cons of new technologies

adjectives agreement and position

verb + preposition + infinitive

impersonal structures

à + definite article

speaking and reading strategies

memorisation strategies

spoken and written register

debate a point

pronunciation (eu)

Etre ado, c’ect quoi?

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to discuss relationships with parents

to talk about pocket money and helping at home

to discuss pressures faced by teenagers

to discuss life in the past

to describe the life of homeless children

pronouns (me, te, se)

modal verbs (devoir, pouvoir, devoir)

the imperative

the imperfect tenses

ask and answer questions

listening strategies

cultural awareness

pronunciation (silent verb ending, -ent)

En pleine forme

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to discuss healthy lifestyles

to talk about resolutions

to talk about what life in the future

impersonal structures

the pronoun en

the perfect tenses

expression of quantity

the future tense

dictionary skills

use context to work out meaning

evaluate one’s performance

check written work

translate into French

pronunciation (r)

Rendez-vous

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to organise a party

to suggest activities and make excuses

to talk about traditions, festivals or events

to communicate in formal situations

the near future tense

on pourrait + infinitive

the perfect tense with être

the imperfect tense

vous form

speaking strategies

evaluate one’s performance

conversation skills

cultural awareness

pronunciation (perfect and imperfect tense)

Autour du monde

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to talk about travel plans

to compare means of transport

to buy tickets

to describe a past holiday

negatives

the present tense of –ir verbs

si, quand + tense

the perfect and imperfect tense

24 hour clock

memorisation strategies

translation skill

pronunciation (r, u, ou)

Chez moi, ça veut dire quoi?

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to talk about types of homes

to describe rooms in a house

to describe a bedroom

to describe their ideal home

y

depuis + present tense

the present of –re verbs

prepositions

si clauses + imperfect and conditional

translation strategies

different writing styles

debate a point

memorisation strategies

pronunciation (i, y)

Un métier, un rêve !

What students will learn Key grammar structures Key learning strategies
to talk about jobs and qualities

to discuss ideal jobs and ambitions

to talk about part-time jobs

to talk about success and failure

masculine and feminine

imperfect tense and the conditional

si clauses

quand + different tenses

ask and answer questions

translation strategies

motivation strategies

pronunciation (tongue twisters)

At Y8 & Y9, students use Allez 1 and Allez 2 textbooks, by Oxford press.


Year 9

Theme Topic Grammar
Identity & culture Relationships with family and friends possessive adjectives

adjective agreement rules

reflexive verbs (se disputer/se fâcher/s’entendre)

comparatives (plus que/moins que)

adverbs of frequency

present tense (regular verbs, avoir and être)

direct object pronouns

Identity & culture Marriage/ partnership position of adjectives

use of qui, que, dont to enhance descriptions

en + present participle

revision of future tense & future tense

direct and indirect object pronouns

Local, national & global areas of interest Home, town, neighbourhood and region il y a, on a, c’est

prepositions

plural partitive article and de after negative

?voir + infinitive

expressions of quantity

irregular verbs aller/faire ceux qui + verb

s’intéresser à

enhancing descriptions using qui/que/dont

demonstrative adjectives ce, cet, cette, ces

Current & future study & employment My studies devoir, il faut + infinitive (compulsory subjects)

parce que/car to express reasons

perfect tense avoir verbs (choisir/décider de/laisser tomber - options)

two verbs together eg aimer/aimer mieux/préférer

comparative and superlative in opinions about subjects

use of tu and vous in informal/formal exchanges

Current & future study & employment Life at school/ college transfer devoir/pouvoir/il faut/vouloir to school rules

si clauses using imperfect and conditional

quantity words beaucoup/trop/assez/pas assez + de

perfect tense with (ce que j’ai fait comme devoirs)

Identity & culture Free-time Music Cinema & TV Eating out Sport present tense incl. irregular verbs sortir, prendre, mettre, voir, vouloir

extend range of two verbs together

future tense introduced for eg weekend plans

adverbs such as d’habitude/normalement

clauses introduced by quand/lorsque and si

Local, national & global areas of interest Social issues Healthy/ unhealthy living partitive articles with food items

recap on devoir/il faut and introduce conditional forms

il vaut mieux/il vaudrait mieux

negative ne…jamais

previous health habits using imperfect tense

Local, national & global areas of interest Charity/ voluntary work vouloir + infinitive

vouloir que + subjunctive

il est possible que + subjunctive

Year 10

Theme Topic Grammar
Identity & culture Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries perfect of verbs with être + agreement rules

reflexive verbs in perfect; perfect and imperfect tenses together

describing a past event/festival; actions and opinions

Local, national & global areas of interest Travel and tourism consolidation of perfect and imperfect tenses

sequencing words, expressions and phrases

avant de/après avoir etc/pendant que/depuis/venir de

developing greater complexity in spoken and written accounts of past events or experiencesweather expressions with faire

Current & future study & employment Education post-16 ce qui/ce que … c’est… sentence pattern

building on si clauses with present and future

more complex two verb structures

Current & future study & employment Career choices and ambitions enhanced statements of possibility including permettre de

Identity & culture Technology in everyday life

Social media

Mobile technology

revision of past tenses to recount how social media have been used; or life before technology

grâce à/sans/avec

enhanced statements of possibility including permettre de

il est possible que + subjunctive

Local, national & global areas of interest Global issues The environment modal verbs linked to behaviours (must do/can do/should do/could do etc)

past tense for effects of behaviours on environment

si sentences revised for outlining consequences of actions

pluperfect tense perspective

Local, national & global areas of interest Global issues Poverty/ homelessness si j’étais…

à la place de … with conditional completions

il faut + infinitive and il faut que + subjunctive

Year 11

Theme Topic Grammar Skills Strategies
Identity & culture Me, my family and friends the present tense

the perfect tense with avoir

the perfect tense with être

the imperfect tense

the pluperfect tense

the near future tense

the future tense

the conditional

modal verbs

reflexive verbs

common irregular verbs

adjectives (agreement and position)

extended sentences and subordinate clauses

direct and indirect object pronouns

verbs + infinitive

opinions

register (tu, vous)

Listening

Speaking

role-play

picture

description

Reading

Writing

message

structured

open-ended

Translation

from French

into French

pronunciation

learning vocabulary

ignoring unecessary words

near-cognates

memorising

coping

using a dicitonary

making use of social and cultural context

unprepared questions

false-friends

idioms

Identity & culture Technology in everyday life
Identity & culture Free time activites
Identity & culture Customs and festivals
Local, national & global areas of interest Home, town, neighbourhood and region
Local, national & global areas of interest Social issues
Local, national & global areas of interest Global issues
Local, national & global areas of interest Travel and tourism
Current & future study & employment My studies
Current & future study & employment Life at school and college
Current & future study & employment Education post-16
Current & future study & employment Jobs, career choices and ambitions
At KS4, students use the AQA GCSE textbooks, by Oxford press.

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