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KS4 Curriculum Guide - Year 10 French
Term 1Qui suis-je?   
In this unit, pupils will revise family and describing people, as well as places in town and activities. They will also learn to discuss family and friendly relationships, to make arrangements to go out and describe a night out, and talk about their lives when they were younger and their role models. Grammar points will include a range of verbs tenses, reflexive verbs and possessive adjectives.
Assessment: Students will be tested on their Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation skills. Each skill will follow GCSE style questions and include mainly items of vocabulary from the unit, but also general vocabulary and structures. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Le temps des loisirs   
This unit is about leisure and culture: sports, music, technology, life online, books and reading, television programmes, films and actors. Grammar points will include depuis, the comparative, the imperfect tense, direct object pronouns and superlative adjectives. This unit will allow us to discuss cultural aspects of French-speaking countries.
Assessment: Students will be tested on their Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation skills. Each skill will follow GCSE style questions and include mainly items of vocabulary from the unit, but also general vocabulary and structures. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Jours ordinaires, jours de fête   
In this unit, pupils will learn about social life and celebrations, including food for special occasions, shopping and clothes, daily lives, and festivals, traditions and celebrations. This unit will be the occasion to develop cultural awareness. Grammar points will include pouvoir and devoir, the pronoun on and tutoiement, ‘venir de + infinitive and using a combination of tenses.
Assessment: The assessment will test students on Listening, Speaking and Reading. The speaking assessment is on the topic of Cultural Life. It follows the GCSE format and will contain conversation questions regarding the entire topic as well as a role play and/or photocard. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4De la ville à la campagne   
In this unit, pupils will learn to describe places, the weather, directions and transport in detail. They will discuss what to do and see in a region and organise plans accordingly, and work on community projects. Grammar points will include the negative form, questioning including quel/ quelle/ quels, the pronoun y and a range of verb tenses.
Assessment: Students will be tested on their Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation skills. Each skill will follow GCSE style questions and include mainly items of vocabulary from the unit, but also general vocabulary and structures. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Le grand large…   
This unit is all about holidays and travelling: activities, accommodation and writing a review, ordering in a restaurant, buying souvenirs… and of course, holiday disasters. Grammar points will include the pluperfect and the conditional tenses, reflexive verbs, ‘en + present participle’, ‘avant de + infinitive’ and demonstrative adjectives and pronouns.
Assessment: The Year 10 Exams will replicate GCSE exams by testing on four papers (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) separately. Students will be assessed according to GCSE mark schemes and assessment criteria to get the full experience of GCSE papers in French. The Speaking will cover all the modules we have worked on so far, but the other papers will cover the entire content of the course, including the three modules we are yet to work on. Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Un œil sur le monde   
This unit is about issues in the world, and how to make things better: protecting the environment, ethical shopping, volunteering, and big cultural events. Grammar points will include making connections between word types, modal verbs (devoir and pouvoir) in the conditional. The passive, indirect object pronouns, and giving arguments for and against.
Assessment: Students will be tested on their Listening, Reading, Writing and Translation skills. Each skill will follow GCSE style questions and include mainly items of vocabulary from the unit, but also general vocabulary and structures. Key Words and Terms
 

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