When learning French, you are given the skill to speak, listen, read and write in French. Varied topics are provided to assist students to gain these skills and feel more confident to utilise the language in academia and in the wider world after secondary school and into the wider world.

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart


Learning French is a skill and a key to opening many doors in our life nowadays. A high-quality language education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. During this course, students will use the 4 skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. They will focus on topics such as personal information, local area, housing, sports and food to mention a few.


In KS4, the beginning of the GCSE 2 year course, students will further develop the skills in more details on topics such as, Home & abroad, relationships, fitness and health. Students will assessed using the 4 skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing


For KS5, French has a clear structure, which will enable students to develop advanced-level, transferable language alongside a deeper cultural appreciation of French and Francophone culture. There is an emphasis on promoting understanding of grammar in order to allow spontaneous, creative use of language to suit different purposes. Students taking the A level will study four themes:

  • Theme 1: Les changements dans la société française
  • Theme 2: La culture politique et artistique dans les pays francophones
  • Theme 3: L’immigration et la société multiculturelle française
  • Theme 4: L’Occupation et la Résistance
  • Head of Department - Mr. Ross