Bienvenue! Students of French at Lampton will develop their understanding of spoken and written French, and communicate in French through their own speech and writing. We focus on acquiring and applying key grammar and vocabulary across a range of topics and contexts, so that students are prepared for all Key Stages and maybe even a French-speaking career.


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Introductions, age, dates, birthdays and siblings

Personality, likes and dislikes, freetime activities

School, school subjects, school days and clothes

Weather, sports and more freetime activities


Family, pets, appearance and opinions about on-line activities

Countries, house and home, breakfast items


Places in town, invitations, ordering in a cafe, plans for future trips


Festivals, foods and specialities, plans for trips overseas

Places in town, transport, past holidays

TV and film, viewing habits, invitations to the cinema

Local area and activities, household tasks, daily routine, times of day

Sports, giving directions, health, fitness and injuries


Leisure and extracurricular activities; best friends and birthdays 

Part-time jobs; professions; talking about the future; musical tastes and instruments 

Talking about a concert in the past; describing dietary habits; animal conservation and protecting the environment 

Holidays; the French-speaking world; tourist sites 

Looking ahead to GCSE: family, friendship and marriage

Looking ahead to GCSE: holidays and tourism


Leisure, sporting and cultural activities

Leisure, sporting and cultural activities, food and drink

Home and local area, home and local activities

School and education in the UK and francophone countries

School and education in the UK and francophone countries

Technology and on-line media


Jobs and careers

Volunteering and charity work, healthy living, the
environment and social issues

Festivals, traditions and celebrations

Revision and exam practice

Revision and exam practice



Heritage and culture in the French-speaking world

Changing family structures; the responsibilities of citizenship in French-speaking society

Festivals, customs and traditions in the French-speaking world

Youth trends and issues, including the impact of modern technology, in French-speaking society

Artistic culture in the French-speaking world

Educational and employment issues in French-speaking society

LITERARY WORK STUDIED: No et Moi by Delphine de Vigan


Multiculturalism  and immigration in French-speaking society

France from 1940-1950: The Occupation and post-war years

Integration and discrimination in French-speaking society

France from 1940-1950: culture in occupied France; post-war rebuilding and reconstruction

Revision and exam practice


FILM STUDIED: Au Revoir les Enfants (Louis Malle)

Independent Research Project on a chosen topic to present and debate



Years 7-9

Textbook: Dynamo


Exam board and specification: AQA
Textbook: Free access to Kerboodle French 9-1 online


Exam board and specification: Eduqas
Textbook: Free access to Kerboodle online
Literature: No et Moi by Delphine de Vigan
Film: Au Revoir les Enfants, written, produced and directed by Louis Malle
Recommended study guides: Modern Languages Study Guides - No et Moi by Karine Harrington and Au Revoir Les Enfants by Karine Harrington

How to help your child:

1.  Take interest in news stories about francophone culture and take advantage of any opportunities to visit a French-speaking country

2. Give your child regular, mini vocabulary and grammar quizzes on the topic they are learning: it’s important to learn as many phrases and structures as possible

3. Ensure your child regularly logs into Dynamo (for Years 7-9), Quizlet (all Years) and Kerboodle (KS4 and KS5 only), using the account details they receive for Dynamo and Kerboodle and the username / password that they create for Quizlet.

For further information, contact Mr Batten (


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