Y10: GCSE French

By GCSE level pupils have already covered past, present and future tenses, and should be routinely including all three in the language they are asked to produce, whether written or spoken. ‘POPQFACT’ remains at the heart of all language production, so adjectives, time phrases, connectives, quantifiers and opinions are also key features to develop. For higher level pupils, the imperfect, pluperfect, conditional and subjunctive verb forms also feature.
Pupils are encouraged to use online resources such as Linguascope, zut.org.uk and doddlelearn.co.uk
Pupils are advised not to rely heavily on the use of online translators, as the results often do not support but contradict the work they have done in lessons and do not aid their grasp of language structures.

Topics/ content taught includes:

1st half term: Autumn Family life and Relationships
2nd half term: Autumn Leisure activities
Review of the Past Tense
1st half term: Spring House, home and local area
2nd half term: Spring School life:
Subjects, opinions, rules, uniform
1st half term: Summer The world of work
Year 10 mock exams
2nd half term: Summer Holidays and review of tenses
Weather, booking a hotel, plans for holidays

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