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KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 9 French
Term 1Ma vie sociale d’ado   
In this unit pupils discuss social media and learn to arrange to go out and to discuss dates and events. They are reviewing the use of all verb tenses and giving their opinion.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation. The assessment will mainly include structures and vocabulary from the current unit, but also recall on prior knowledge. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Bien dans sa peau   
In this unit pupils learn about body parts and healthy habits, including healthy eating and making resolutions to be fit. They are using il faut and the future tense in more depth.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation. The assessment will mainly include structures and vocabulary from the current unit, but also recall on prior knowledge. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3A l’horizon   
In this unit pupils learn to talk about jobs, work experiences and demands, plans for their own future and the importance of languages in the workplace. They are using modal verbs in more depth.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Speaking and Translation. Students will prepare their answers to a set of questions in class, and will then be asked to answer these questions orally as part of the assessment. They will be assessed on communication, complexity of tenses of structures, pronunciation and fluency. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Spécial Vacances   
In this unit pupils learn to describe holiday activities, holiday plans and holiday essentials. They are using the conditional tense and emphatic pronouns.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation. The assessment will mainly include structures and vocabulary from the current unit, but also recall on prior knowledge. The writing should not only showcase a confident use of a range of verb tenses, but also imaginative ideas and ambitious vocabulary. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Moi dans le monde   
In this unit pupils discuss their rights and priorities as teenagers. They talk about what makes them happy and what they don’t like in the world, using si and the direct object pronoun.
Assessment: Students will be assessed on Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation. The assessment will mainly include structures and vocabulary from the current unit, but also recall on prior knowledge. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6GCSE Preparatory Work   
Pupils review the work that has been done during the year and develop key skills that will be used at GCSE, particularly regarding spontaneous speech.
Assessment: End of Year assessment. The assessment will cover the content and concepts/ grammar points we studied throughout the school year. Students will be expected to confidently isolate and understand information in a range of unseen passages (spoken and written), to develop written paragraphs on a topic of their choice, and to answer questions spontaneously in speaking. Results will inform set groups at the start of Year 10. Key Words and Terms
 

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