KS3 Curriculum Guide - Year 8 French
Weeks 1 to 6T’es branché(e)?  
In this unit, pupils learn to talk about TV, cinema and books using extended sentences, what they do online, and what they did yesterday evening using the perfect tense.
Assessment: There will be two assessments. Dependent upon the class, this will include one unseen reading or listening and one unseen speaking or writing. Decisions are made by the class teacher dependent upon class strengths and areas for development. Details will be on Show My Homework as will a grammar and vocab sheet to prepare for this assessment. Assessments will take up to three lessons and students will be tested on their ability to talk about what they like to read and watch using the present tense but also referring to the past tense and what they did yesterday.Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 13 to 19Mon identité   
In this unit, pupils learn to describe their personality in more detail, to discuss friendships and music, to talk about their own style and the things that they like and like doing.
Assessment: There will be two assessments. Dependent upon the class, this will include one unseen reading or listening and one unseen speaking or writing. Decisions are made by the class teacher dependent upon class strengths and areas for development. Details will be on Show My Homework as will a grammar and vocab sheet to prepare for this assessment. Assessments could take up to three lessons to be completed and students will be tested on their ability to talk about themselves (personality, passions, own style) as well as describing close friends and what their personality, passions and styles are like.Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 19 to 24Chez Anne  
In this unit, pupils learn to talk about where they live, the things in their home, food and drink, cooking and French festivals.
Assessment: There will be two assessments. Dependent upon the class, this will include one unseen reading or listening and one unseen speaking or writing. Decisions are made by the class teacher dependent upon class strengths and areas for development. Details will be on Show My Homework as will a grammar and vocab sheet to prepare for this assessment. Assessments could take up to three lessons and will test the students' ability to describe their homes, food and drink habits. Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 25 to 30Quel talent?!   
In this unit, pupils discuss talent competitions in the context of “La France a du Talent”, including using modal verbs, and the imperative, describing the judges and deciding on a winner.
Assessment: There will be two assessments. Dependent upon the class, this will include one unseen reading or listening and one unseen speaking or writing. Decisions are made by the class teacher dependent upon class strengths and areas for development. Details will be on Show My Homework as will a grammar and vocab sheet to prepare for this assessment. Assessments could take up to three lessons and students will be tested on their ability to use modal verbs (I want/I can/I have to), the imperative and using artistic vocabulary.Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 31 to 36Studio découverte   
In this unit, pupils learn about French-speaking countries and cultures, science in France and the French Revolution.
Assessment: Students will not be assessed on this unit as it is culturally based and should be seen as an opportunity to learn more about French culture (science, French revolution) as well as French-speaking countries all around the world.Key Words and Terms
 
Weeks 7 to 12Paris, je t   
In this unit, pupils learn about Paris, the different attractions, traditions and activities, to describe using “c’était”, using the 24 hour clock, and to use opinion markers.
Assessment: There will be two assessments. Dependent upon the class, this will include one unseen reading or listening and one unseen speaking or writing. Decisions are made by the class teacher dependent upon class strengths and areas for development. Details will be on Show My Homework as will a grammar and vocab sheet to prepare for this assessment. Assessments could take up to three lessons and they will be testing the students' ability to describe a short stay in Paris, what activities they have done, using the past tense.Key Words and Terms
 

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