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High School


The language of our closest European neighbour, French is a widely-used foreign language for business and travel. It is the official language of more than 20 countries, a common second language in many more – and is in high demand as a business language.

Students will prepare for the AQA French GCSE, linear specification.  Assessment at the examination stage takes place through 4 modules: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing, each of worth 25% of the final grade. There are three themes covered (Theme one: Identity and Culture, Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest, Theme 3: Current and future study and employment). Constant feedback from the teacher is provided and rigorous data tracking and intervention is in place. Students are expected to complete homework twice a week in the Examination Stage and to use the wide variety of resources provided to revise vocabulary constantly.

In the sixth form, students prepare for the AQA A-level in French. Through the study of various aspects of modern life and current issues, using the medium of the French language, students deepen their knowledge of the language and culture of French-speaking countries and learn to express their views, both verbally and in written form, in a clear and structured way.