In Years 7, 8 and 9 we build on the current knowledge of pupils creating the grounding for French IGCSE, paying attention to grammar, broadening vocabulary, and practising speaking and listening. We use Studio 1 and 2 text books and other relevant websites, songs, and literature. Topics include:

  • Myself;
  • My family;
  • Free time and hobbies;
  • School;
  • The world around me;
  • Holidays;
  • Television and film;
  • Clothes and shopping;
  • Food and drink.

French IGCSE

We study the Pearson Edexcel course, which assesses the four key skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Topics include:

  • Home and abroad;
  • Education and employment;
  • Personal life and relationships;
  • The world around us;
  • Social activities, fitness, and health.


  • Visiting France

 Opportunities to visit France, either through organised school trips or informally with family and friends is strongly encouraged as exposure to the French language and culture is of immense benefit to those studying the language.

  • Themed Days

GCSE pupils are encouraged to take a leading role in languages days and cultural activities across the whole school.