French

Living in such a rural setting it can be easy to forget the importance of language learning however at Cape we endeavour to bring languages to life. Lessons are challenging and students are consistently pushed to achieve their full potential. The department seeks as many opportunities as possible to make language learning relevant and real to Cape students.

Throughout their time at Cape students of all ages sample a variety of languages thanks to visiting ex-students, foreign work experience students and one off cross curricular enrichment days. We also benefit from a close link with our partner school College St Gildas in Brittany, France. Currently there are no exchanges planned but we annually welcome French students to stay with hosts families from the Cape community.


Year 7

Term

Content

Assessment

Autumn

- Classroom language

- Family

- Descriptions

- Introduce avoir and être

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

Spring

- Comparisons

- Negatives

- Opinions and reasons

- Easter poems

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

Summer

- Introduce aller and faire

- Free time and hobbies

- Places in town

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

 

Year 8

Term

Content

Assessment

Autumn

- Healthy lifestyle

- Food and drink

- ER verbs

- Complex opinions

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

Spring

- TV and cinema

- Introduce past tense

- Time

 

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

Summer

- Around the world project

- Introduce future tense

- Francophone countries

 

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

 
 

Year 9

 

GCSE 9-1 course begins

Exam board – AQA 

 

Term

Content

Assessment

Autumn

- Relationships with family and friends

- Home and local environment

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

Spring

- My studies

- Music, cinema and TV

- Sport

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

Summer

- Food and eating out

- Sport

- Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries / communities

 

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

 

Year 10

GCSE 9-1 course

Exam board - AQA

 

Term

Content

Assessment

Autumn

-Life at school and college

-Travel and tourism

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

Spring

- Education post-16

-Healthy and unhealthy living

 

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

Summer

- Marriage and partnership

-Technology in everyday life

 

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

 

Year 11

Exam board – AQA

NB This is only for the current year 11s as they have had two years to complete the course instead of the new three year course.

Term

Content

Assessment

Autumn

-Global issues

-The environment

-Social issues

-Technology in everyday life

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

Spring

-Career ambitions

-Work experience

 -Mock exams in Reading, Listening and Writing.

 -Revision of themes covered to prepare for upcoming exams.

Formative assessments in class.

Summative assessments of all four skills: Writing, Speaking, Listening and Reading

Summer

- Revision for exams

-Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing exams

 
 

 

 GCSE assessment will consist of four exams in the four skills; Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing.

Each paper will be worth 25% of the final grade.

 

For more information about the French Schemes of Learning please contact Mrs Gemma Bourne at school on 01736 788501.




German

German Scheme of Learning

Pupils who enjoy learning French at KS3 have the option to pick up German GCSE from scratch in Year 10. This is a Twilight option and recommended for confident linguists.

Exam board - AQA

 

Year 10

 

Term

Content

Assessment

Autumn

- Basics

- Family and relationships

- Media

- Holidays

Peer/Self assessment

Mock speaking and writing assessments

Ongoing assessment of reading and listening skills

Spring

- School

- Health

Peer/Self assessment

Ongoing assessment of reading and listening skills Writing controlled assessment 1

Summer

- Where I live

- Environment

Peer/Self assessment

Ongoing assessment of reading and listening skills Speaking controlled assessment 1

 

 

Year 11

 

Term

Content

Assessment

Autumn

- Work

- Free time

Peer/Self assessment

Ongoing assessment of reading and listening skills Speaking controlled assessment 2

Writing controlled assessment 2

Spring

Recap...

- Holidays

- Health

 

 

 

 

- Revision for Reading and Listening exams

Peer/Self assessment

Ongoing assessment of reading and listening skills Speaking controlled

assessment 3*

Writing controlled assessment 3*

Past papers

Summer

- Revision for Reading and Listening exams

Past papers

 

 

* We complete 3 pieces of controlled assessment in both Speaking and Writing so that we can send away the best two pieces from each skill.

Controlled assessment makes up 60% of the overall GCSE grade.

 

For more information about the French or German Scheme of Learning please contact Miss Gemma Richards at school on 01736 788501 or email richardsg@cape.cornwall.sch.uk


Tel: 01736 788501