Subject Information

We offer French to all students in Year 7 and Year 8 then students can choose French as an option. We are passionate about the benefits which learning a language can bring, and aim to create lessons which are challenging and promote independent thinking skills, whilst fully supporting all students and encouraging them to take risks. The course covers a wide variety of everyday topics such as: family, relationships and marriage; social media and mobile technology; free-time activities; home and local area; social and global issues; travel and tourism. Our objective is to enable students of all abilities to develop their French language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge and confidence to communicate in a variety of contexts.

Why study French?

We strongly believe in languages as a skill for life and something that students can enjoy and find rewarding. All four skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, are developed, enabling the students to communicate and interact effectively in French. French is spoken in approximately 33 countries across 5 continents. Studying French at GCSE can lead to further study; exciting courses exist to combine French with other subjects such as Marine Biology with French, French for Law, European Business with French and many more. Language learners are increasingly viewed as a valuable asset within companies and society.