What is the overall aim of what we are learning in French?

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. Studying French at Northolt High School fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of global matters. The lessons enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. They provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in French.

What are students learning in Year 7 & 8?

Students learn about a vast array of topics suited to the life of a young person. They explore how to describe themselves, their families, explore the different school systems, learn functional language skills, and by the time they reach year 8, they will be aware of life in the Francophone speaking world.

Why are they learning these things?

Students study these topics to broaden their minds, challenge their linguistic capabilities, and realise that there is a world awaiting their visit.

What are the students learning in Year 9, 10 & 11?

Students study three themes which include: Identity and Culture, local, national,, international global areas of interest, and finally, current and future study and employment.

Why are they learning these things?

At Northolt High School, our objective is to enable students to develop their French skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence.

Year 9 - Scheme of Learning Overview
9.1 Me, my family and friends
9.2 Technology in everyday life
9.3 Free-time activities
9.4 Customs and festivals
Year 10 - Scheme of Learning Overview
10.1 Home, town, neighbourhood and region
10.2 Social issues
10.3 Global issues
10.4 Travel and tourism
Year 11 - Scheme of Learning Overview
11.1   My studies, life at school and college
11.2 Education post-16 and jobs, career choices and ambitions

How can I find out more about what students are learning?

Schemes of Learning Over the course of this academic year, we will be sharing links to our schemes of learning. You can click on these links to see more about what your child is studying.
GCSE Exam Board See the exam board specification below for a full outline of how the course is structured.
GCSE Specification AQA               GCSE French
Subject Contact The name and email address of the subject leader can be found below. Please feel free to contact them if you have any further questions or would like to learn more about the curriculum students are following.
Subject Leader & email Mr Z Boolaky