GCSE Scheme of Learning
Year 10 French
Topic and links to resources Grammar and skills coverage Possible Controlled assessment themes- speaking or writing
Autumn 1 Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their consequences-       How to keep yourself fit

–       Healthy and unhealthy food; what you usually eat

–       How to maintain a healthy lifestyle

–       Explain health problems

–       Bad habits and their consequences, how to avoid them

 

 

Grammar:

  • Using the present tense – regular, irregular, reflexives
  • Past tense(perfect/imperfect)
  • Interrogatives
  • Immediate future

Skills:

  • Pronunciation
  • Asking questions, starting a conversation
  • Extending sentences

 

 

 

  • Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles
  • Describing leisure facilities in Launceston to Spanish exchange partner, and what would improve them
Autumn 2 Relationships with others –       Relationships with family and friends – how you get on with different people

–       Future plans regarding marriage and partnership

–       What would be important to you in an ideal  partner

–       Social issues and equality – asking and giving opinions

 

 

Grammar:

  • Adjectives
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Present tense
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Comparatives
  • Future tense
  • Conditional tense
  • negatives

Skills:

  • expressing a range of opinions using connectives, comparatives and negatives

 

 

  • Social issues
  • Family life
  • Future plans
Spring 1 Home and local area-       special occasions celebrated in the home

–       household chores

–       describe a special occasion in the past

–       description of home, town, neighbourhood and region

–       compare area in the past with how it is now

–       what would make your area better

 

 

Grammar:

  • present tense
  • preterite tense
  • imperfect tense
  • conditional
  • comparatives and superlatives
  • negative expressions

Skills:

  • Scanning for information
  • Recognising different tenses in the same text
  • Listening for opinions and key information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Describe a special occasion
  • Ideas for improving home town and local area
  • Comparing where you live with what it might have been like 50 years ago and what it might be like in 50 years’ time
Spring 2 Free time and the media-       free time activities (including links to the weather)

–       planning a day out

–       shopping, pocket money

–       fashion and trends

–       advantages and disadvantages of new technology

 

 

Grammar:

  • negatives
  • past tense
  • pluperfect
  • imperfect tense
  • adverbs
  • object pronouns
  • comparisons

Skills:

  • Reading for context and gist
  • Reading for detail
  • Using adverbs to enhance writing

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sport and leisure: Hobbies/ Interests
  • Advantages and disadvantages of technology
  • My favourite TV programme
  • A day out in the past
  • Review of a film
Summer School and future plans-       Talk about school subjects, your preferences and how your choices fit into your future plans

–       Describe school and school life

–       Describe school rules

–       Describe your teachers

–       Give your opinion about bullying

Grammar:

  • Articles
  • Using 2 verbs together
  • Numbers and talking about the time

Skills:

  • Giving and justifying opinions
  • Revising basic vocab
  • Agreeing and disagreeing

 

 

  • Article about pressures of school life
  • Description of the “school of the future”
  • An article about your school
Summer 2 Jobs and future plans-       Learn different jobs

–       Talk about your future plans using future tenses

–       Talk about what you would do, where you would work etc if you won the lottery

–       Talk about what you are going to do for work experience, how you decided and what you hope to get from it

 

 

Catch up time for controlled assessments/revision/past papers

 

Grammar:

  • Future tense
  • Immediate future tense
  • Alternatives to the future: j’ai l’intention de, j’espere,
  • Conditional tense

Skills:

  • Expressing hopes about the future
  • Sustaining a conversation
  • Letter to penfriend about your work experience
Year 11 French
Topic Grammar and skills coverage Possible Controlled assessment themes
Autumn 1 Work-       Talk about work experience that you did in the past

–       Talk about how to prepare for the future

–       Evaluate different jobs – advantages an disadvantages

–       Understanding job adverts

–       Describe where you would like to work and why

 

 

 

Grammar:

  • Past tenses
  • Future tenses and alternatives

Skills:

  • Reading for gist

 

  • Write an article about your work experience and future work plans
Autumn 2 Environment-       Talk about environmental problems in the world/local area

–       Talk about how to preserve the planet and be ecological

–       Talk about ecotourism and its benefits

 

 

 

 

 

Grammar:

  • The passive
  • Il faut +infinitive
  • pouvoir

Skills:

  • Making a strong case; justifying your opinion
  • Reading for detail
  • Listening for gist – note taking
  • Discuss environmental project in your local area
  • Write a blog  about a local environmental issue/project
Spring 1 Holidays-       Talk about  your holiday preferences

–       Describe a holiday in the past

–       Talk about the weather in the past

–       Plan your idea holiday (travel, accommodation, activities, weather etc)

 

 

 

Grammar:

  • Opinions
  • Preterite and imperfect tenses used together
  • Conditional tense

Skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Expressing opinions
  • Extending answers with examples
  • Write an account of the Spanish exchange
  • Describe your ideal holiday
Spring 2 Extra bits and pieces-       Complaints in a hotel

–       Fiestas

–       Un accident

–       Shopping and clothing

 

  • Passive
  • Perfect tense
Year 10 Spanish
Topic and links to resources Grammar and skills coverage Possible Controlled assessment themes
Autumn 1 Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles and their consequences-       How to keep yourself fit

–       Healthy and unhealthy food; what you usually eat

–       How to maintain a healthy lifestyle

–       Explain health problems

–       Bad habits and their consequences, how to avoid them

 

Grammar:

  • Using the present tense – regular, irregular, reflexives, radical change
  • Interrogatives
  • Immediate future
  • Positive commands

Skills:

  • Pronunciation
  • Asking questions, starting a conversation
  • Extending sentences

 

 

 

  • Healthy and unhealthy lifestyles
  • Describing leisure facilities in Launceston to Spanish exchange partner, and what would improve them
Autumn 2 Relationships with others –       Relationships with family and friends – how you get on with different people

–       Future plans regarding marriage and partnership

–       What would be important to you in an ideal  partner

–       Social issues and equality – asking and giving opinions

 

 

Grammar:

  • Adjectives
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Ser and estar
  • Tener
  • Comparatives
  • Future tense
  • Conditional tense
  • negatives

Skills:

  • expressing a range of opinions using connectives, comparatives and negatives

 

 

  • Social issues
  • Family life
  • Future plans
Spring 1 Home and local area-       special occasions celebrated in the home

–       household chores

–       describe a special occasion in the past

–       description of home, town, neighbourhood and region

–       compare area in the past with how it is now

–       what would make your area better

 

 

Grammar:

  • present tense
  • preterite tense
  • imperfect tense
  • comparatives and superlatives
  • Ser and Estar
  • Lo bueno y lo malo

Skills:

  • Scanning for information
  • Recognising different tenses in the same text
  • Listening for opinions and key information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Describe a special occasion
  • Ideas for improving home town and local area
Spring 2 Free time and the media-       free time activities (including links to the weather)

–       planning a day out

–       shopping, pocket money

–       fashion and trends

–       advantages and disadvantages of new technology

 

 

 

Grammar:

  • negatives
  • preterite tense
  • imperfect tense
  • adverbs
  • object pronouns

Skills:

  • Reading for context and gist
  • Reading for detail
  • Using adverbs to enhance writing

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sport and leisure: Hobbies/ Interests
  • Advantages and disadvantages of technology
  • My favourite TV programme
  • A day out in the past
Summer El colegio y tu futuro-       Talk about school subjects, your preferences and how your choices fit into your future plans

–       Describe school and school life

–       Describe school rules

–       Describe your teachers

–       Give your opinion about bullying

 

Grammar:

  • Articles
  • Hay que/tener que/deber
  • Apocopation
  • Numbers and talking about the time

Skills:

  • Giving and justifying opinions
  • Revising basic vocab
  • Agreeing and disagreeing

 

 

  • Article about pressures of school life
  • Letter to penfriend about your work experience
  • Description of the ‘school of the future’
Summer 2 Jobs and future plans-       Learn different jobs

–       Talk about your future plans using future tenses

–       Talk about what you would do, where you would work etc if you won the lottery

–       Talk about what you are going to do for work experience, how you decided and what you hope to get from it

 

 

 

Catch up time for controlled assessments/revision/past papers

 

Grammar:

  • Future tense
  • Immediate future tense
  • Alternatives to the future: espero, tengo intención de, quiero
  • Conditional tense
  • Subjunctive after espero que (sea)

Skills:

  • Expressing hopes about the future
  • Sustaining a conversation
Year 11 Spanish
Topic Grammar and skills coverage Possible Controlled assessment themes
Autumn 1 El empleo-       Talk about work experience that you did in the past

–       Talk about how to prepare for the future

–       Evaluate different jobs – advantages an disadvantages

–       Understanding job adverts

–       Describe where you would like to work and why

 

 

 

 

Grammar:

  • Preterite tense
  • Future tenses and alternatives (espero, tengo intención de, quiero, etc)
  • Subjunctive after cuando

Skills:

  • Reading for gist

 

  • Write an article about your work experience and future work plans
Autumn 2 El Medio Ambiente-       Talk about environmental problems in the world/local area

–       Talk about how to preserve the planet and be ecological

–       Talk about ecotourism and its benefits

 

 

 

 

Grammar:

  • Deber
  • Positive and negative commands
  • Present subjunctive
  • Si + present+ fututre

Skills:

  • Making a strong case; justifying your opinion
  • Reading for detail
  • Listening for gist – note taking
  • Discuss environmental project in your local area
  • Write a blog for Spanish exchange school about a local environmental issue/project
Spring 1 Holidays-       Talk about  your holiday preferences

–       Describe a holiday in the past

–       Talk about the weather in the past

–       Plan your idea holiday (travel, accommodation, activities, weather etc)

 

 

 

Grammar:

  • Opinions
  • Preterite and imperfect tenses used together
  • Conditional tense

Skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Expressing opinions
  • Extending answers with examples
  • Write an account of the Spanish exchange
  • Describe your ideal holiday
Spring 2 Extra bits and pieces-       Complaints in a hotel

–       Fiestas

–       Un accidente

–       Shopping and clothing

 

  • Passive
  • Perfect tense
Key Stage 4 Links

www.vocabexpress.com – vocabulary learning website

www.languagesonline.org.uk – games and exercises to support learning

www.linguscope.com (intermediate) – games and exercises to support learning

www.spanishrevision.co.uk – games and exercises to support learning

www.kerboodle.com – online learning portal to support AQA GCSE