French Curriculum Overview

Year 7


  1. Personal details/age/birthday/classroom objects/pencil case.
  2. Describing your family/physical details/pets.
  3. Talking about where people live/ Describing your home/Talking about what you do in the evening.
  4. Asking about places in town/ expressing opinions/ ordering drinks and snacks.
  5. Talking about what you do in the morning/talking about school including subjects, timetable, giving opinions and what you do after school.
  6. Describing sports and hobbies.

Year 8


  1. Talking about families/jobs people do/where people live/describing the weather and a typical day.
  2. Using the past tense when talking about last weekend or yesterday evening/programmes you have watched/talking about events in the past.
  3. Inviting people to a party/ making excuses and what to wear/shops and shopping.
  4. Food/talking about French meals and food shopping/ describing a meal at home or in a restaurant.
  5. Holidays using past and present tense.
  6. Talking about pocket money, gadgets and hopes and wishes.

Year 9


  1. Interests/discussing what’s on television/talking about films/what you read/describing what you saw and read/describing your routine in the past tense.
  2. Planning what you will do/talking about the future and future careers/why languages are important.
  3. Healthy living and going to the doctor.
  4. Talking about when you were little and what you used to do or what you used to be like/jobs/sport/giving an opinion.
  5. Learning about a region in France/travel arrangements/hotel accommodation/visit to an attraction.
  6. Schools in different countries/young people and work/discussing world issues and Religion in France.

Year 10 French/German AQA

Theme 1 Identity and Culture

Topic 1: Me, my family and friends

  • Relationships with family and friends
  • Marriage/ partnership

Topic 3: Free-time activities

  • Music, cinema, TV, food and eating out, sport

Topic 2: Technology in everyday life

  • Social media
  • Mobile technology

Theme 2 Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Topic1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Topic 2: Social issues

  • Charity/voluntary work
  • Healthy/unhealthy living

Year 11 French/German Edexcel

Topic area A  Home and abroad

  • Holiday and tourist information
  • Travel, transport and directions

Topic area C    House, home and daily routine

  • Food and drinks
  • Hobbies, interests, sports and exercise

Topic area B  Education and employment

  • Work/ careers
  • Future plans

Revision on all topics for GCSE examinations in Summer

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