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Our intention to create lifelong learners of French and offer students a development curriculum that accrues value from key stage 3 through to key stage 5 and beyond.
We aim to support student’s acquisition of the grammar and vocabulary required to express themselves orally and in writing, and to understand aural and written text. We will offer insight into French culture and Francophone customs and traditions, and give students confidence and the encouragement to continue learning and using French beyond school.
We want students to end each key stage with the relevant grasp of grammar and vocabulary that enables then to understand and express ideas that are meaningful to them and be well prepared for their next steps.
In order to fully embed knowledge, language is recycled both topically and grammatically and systematically built upon, year on year (spaced learning in the short and long term).
We plan and develop the curriculum carefully and logically so that a systematic acquisition of the relevant structures is in place.
Student’s culture capital is develop through an increasing awareness of Francophone culture. Our curriculum ensures students make progress by differentiated support of the different levels of out students (for example, our Allez course has Reinforcement, Star and Plus tasks throughout). Assessment is used formatively (interactive tests on Kerboodle, ongoing self-assessment and feedback in student’s note books, vocabulary tests, etc) as well as through summative measures (end of unit tests and mock examinations).
The French curriculum at St Edward’s Academy provides an appropriate balance of spoken and written language and lays the foundations for further language immersion and appreciation in adult life.
Curriculum Theological Underpinnings
“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.”
The Giving of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost was seen as a reversal of the confusion at the Tower of Babel. We want out students to have an international outlook and learn to communicate with all people to overcome barriers that divide us.