MFL Key Stage 3 French

1KS3 students (year 7, 8 and 9) follow schemes of learning based around the English National Curriculum framework. Activities that promote key literacy skills have been built into the schemes. Year 7 are initially taught in form groups and are then set after the first half term based on their KS2 levels and their understanding of work in this initial period.

Reading, writing, speaking and listening are covered each term. Students are taught in sets and the level of work covered will depend on prior attainment.

Year 7

Year 7 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 1Dynamo 1, Module 1 – La rentrée Introducing yourself, describing siblings, describing a classroom, our likes & dislikes, describe yourself & others, free time activities
Term 1Dynamo 1, Module 2 – En classe School environment, subjects, uniform, typical school day, learning about a typical French school
Term 2Dynamo 1, Module 3 – Mon temps libre Free time activities & sports, weather & seasons, sport in French speaking countries, our likes & dislikes
PR1 exams
Term 2Dynamo 1, Module 4 – Ma vie de familleAnimals, numbers, describing family and where you live, breakfast preferences, learning about Bastille Day
Term 3Dynamo 1, Module 5 – En ville Places in a town, where you go at the week-end, inviting someone out, ordering food & drink, making plans, learning about Paris
PR2 exams


Year 8

Year 8 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 1Dynamo 2, Module 2 – J’adore les fetes festivals, celebrations, special days, buying items at a market, talking about New Year and future plans
Term 1Dynamo 2, Module 1 - Vive les vacances holidays and school holiday activities, visiting a theme park, where did you go and how, answering questions
Term 2Dynamo 2, Module 3 – A loisir celebrity, TV programmes, technology, cinema, leisure activities
PR1 exams
Term 2Dynamo 2, Module 4 – Le monde est petitwhere you live, weather, daily routine, chores at home, moving house
Term 3Dynamo 2, Module 5 – Le sport en direct sports and sporting events, opinions on sports, giving direction to sporting events, illness and injury, interviewing a sports person
PR2 exams


Year 9

Year 9 Curriculum OverviewThemesUnit content
Term 1Studio 2 Rouge, Module 1 - T’es branché(e)TV programmes, films, internet, reading, activities in the past tense
Term 1
Studio 2, Rouge, Module 3 – Mon identitépersonality, relationships, music, clothes, your passions
Term 2Studio 2, Rouge, Module 4 – Chez moi, chez toi your home, where you live, what meals you have and where to buy food, special events in your life
Term 2Studio 3, Rouge, Module 2 – Bien dans sa peau parts of the body, sports, healthy eating, getting fit
PR1 exams
Term 3Studio 3, Rouge, Module 4 – Spécial vacances holidays, adventure holidays, planning a holiday, describing what happened on a recent holiday
PR2 exams