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Virtual Parents Evenings 

Y8 & Y11, Tuesday 23rd November 2021, 4.00pm-7.00pm

Y7, 9 & 10, Wednesday 1st December 2021, 4.00pm-7.00pm

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French

“To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world” – Chinese proverb

KS3 French Learning Journey

KS4 French Learning Journey

Course Outline

You will develop your language skills through the study of three key themes; Identity and culture, Local, national, international and global areas of interest and Current and future study and employment.

Within each of these three themes you will study a variety of topics that both foster language acquisition and help deepen your understanding of key grammar.

Throughout your time studying French you will develop a variety of valuable transferable skills including;

  • Communication skills both in English and in French
  • Problem solving skills
  • Translation skills
  • Memory enhancing skills

A deeper understanding of different people and cultures.

How will it be assessed?

Paper 1 – 25% Paper 2 – 25% Paper 3 – 25% Paper 4 – 25%
Listening Speaking Reading Writing

What parents need to know

Learning a foreign language requires continuous study. Pupils will regularly be asked to learn key vocabulary and complete reading, listening and writing tasks at home in order to ensure they make the best possible progress. Some pupils may need support and encouragement to do this.

Potential further study and careers

Languages combine well with a variety of other subjects at A-level.

Those who study foreign languages on average earn more throughout their career. Languages are desirable for a broad range of jobs in a variety of sectors including; teaching, translation and interpreting, media and journalism, travel and tourism, banking and finance, local and state government, charity organisations, health services, social services, immigration services, publishing companies, the department of defence and the fashion industry

Contact emails: j.oxley@oakwood.ac  l.owens@oakwood.ac

Other pupils’ experiences of the course/ testimonials:

“Learning a language is so much more than just learning vocabulary; you find yourself learning about a whole new culture and system of communication. It’s such a rewarding feeling when the sounds you once couldn’t understand and the words that you couldn’t make sense of, slowly start to mean something to you. Languages are about connecting with people, which is exactly what you’re allowing yourself to do every time you choose to learn one.”

Y11 French student

“French is a fascinating subject. Learning any language is a challenging but rewarding experience. Thanks to my amazing teachers and their engaging, immersive and interactive lessons, French has become one of my favourite subjects. I have gained so much confidence and also many valuable skills by learning French which are vitally important in everyday life. I have gained a lot of perseverance, social and communication skills. I have also gained active listening skills which has challenged and trained my brain to be more aware of my surroundings.”

Y11 French student

“Learning French has made me feel so much more confident! I’m always so excited to learn something new every lesson, it’s fascinating. It’s always so much fun communicating with other students in a different language, it’s cooler than you think !!”

Y10 French student

“Taking a language is extremely rewarding. Not only does it look good on an application but it can be useful for wherever you want to go in life, and can open up many doors for your future. This, combined with the amazing teachers and fun lessons makes taking this subject an amazing and a wonderful opportunity too good to miss.”

Y11 French student

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