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St John the Baptist’s College, Portadown



KS3 Overview

At Key Stage 3 pupils follow the National Curriculum for French and are taught how to express themselves both in oral and written form using a range of vocabulary and structures, as well as developing a sense of cultural awareness. Pupils are required to work independently as well as in pairs and groups.

In Years 8, 9 + 10 each student has two periods of French a week. Some topics covered at Key Stage 3 include the following:

  • Myself and my family
  • House and home
  • My school
  • Colours
  • Pets
  • Weather
  • Days and months
  • Numbers

KS4 Overview

Following the CCEA specification, there are four components involved in studying French: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing. The topics covered at GCSE level include:

  • Me and My Family
  • Free time
  • Where I live
  • School and Work
  • Tourism
  • Lifestyle
  • Environment

Some of the topics have been covered at Key Stage 3 but are looked at in much more detail at GCSE level. Grammar is looked at in more detail at GCSE level as well.