During Year 7 all pupils will be given the opportunities to reach an average of Level 4. By the end of the year, they should aim to understand and use short passages of French with basic vocabulary from several topic areas including school, hobbies and personal information, verbs mainly in the present tense and some basic grammatical concepts.
During Year 8 pupils will be given opportunities to reach an average of Level 5. By the end of the year pupils should understand and use longer passages of French. The work will include vocabulary from several topic areas including leisure, daily routine and places in town, more emphasis on detail and more than one tense. Pupils should display a growing awareness of grammatical points and structures, good pronunciation and should be able to work increasingly from memory.
During Year 9 pupils will be given opportunities to reach an average of Level 6. Pupils should understand and use detailed passages of mixed topic areas of at least 2 tenses. They should be aware of grammatical rules and use reference materials confidently. They should speak with good pronunciation and accent and read aloud confidently.