French – Year 7

French Curriculum for Year 7

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Year 7 French

In Year 7, students look at the French alphabet and phonics, greetings and introductions, numbers, colours, basic facts about countries where the language is spoken, names of countries, nationalities and languages; how to give their age and birthday, describe themselves and others, talk about pets and family members, discuss school, talk about likes and dislikes, and tell the time.

They also learn some key grammatical concepts, including the present tense of verbs, negatives, the gender of nouns, adjective endings and the use of simple connectives.



The completion of regular homework tasks is essential for students to practise and consolidate the work they do in class. Sometimes, this will be vocabulary-learning, where other family members/carers can help with testing and practising.

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Progress in MFL

Students can track their progress along a ‘flightpath’, as they work towards the new GCSE grades 1-9 at the end of Year 11. At their Progress Review points throughout the year, students’ grades for assessed work in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be aggregated on the ‘flightpath’, showing what they can already do in the language, and what they will be working on to move to the next level.

Students’ grades might initially be lower than for other subjects which have been studied in much greater depth at primary school. However, they gain experience of and a grounding in the language(s) they will take into Year 8 and beyond, and students and their parents should see their grades go up roughly three sub-levels each year: for example, from ‘E’ in Year 7 (through ‘E+’ and ‘1-‘) to ‘1’ in Year 8.

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