Theme of the week is: Courtesy and manners
Examining Board : AQA
Method of Assessment
Students are examined on their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. There is no
written coursework, but in the speaking exam, they will deliver a short presentation on a
topic or issue of interest to them and discuss it with their teacher examiner.
4 topics are studied each year, each divided into 3 sub-topics:
Healthy Living / Lifestyle
Family / Relationships
Lessons conducted as far as possible in the target language, and listening, reading, speaking
and writing skills developed through the topics studied.
Time allocation: If groups are very small they are usually allocated 4-6 hours
per fortnight taught time. More time is allocated to larger groups.
Private Study Requirement
Ideally students should aim to complete 1 hour of extra self-study for every hour taught.
Realistically students should complete 5 hours of extra self-study per fortnight. A study-skills
booklet is issued to all students with a self-study log to be completed on a fortnightly basis.
Homework is also set.
Extra Curricular Opportunities:
Possible trips with the Comenius organisation; language study days in London or Bristol each
Spring; community service opportunities exist by assisting with younger French classes;
Language Leader award exists, but has not yet been set up; possibility of work experience
abroad if time and work commitments allow.
Good Combination With
Will positively enhance any portfolio combination.
Advisable for the following careers:
Countless opportunities for good linguists, including: Business, Communication, Education,
Government Services, Humanities and Arts, Sciences, Technology and Travel Services.
Link teacher : Mrs E Sanders