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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

The French department focuses on six main aspects of learning a language. Skills teaching is of paramount importance in the development of language learning. The six main aspects of focus are:

  1. Listening and speaking:
  2. Reading and writing:
  3. Intercultural understanding:
  4. Knowledge about the language:
  5. Language learning strategies:
  6. Working as an independent and autonomous learner

The aims are to encourage students to:

  • develop an interest in, and an enthusiasm for, language learning;
  • develop understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres;
  • communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes;
  • develop awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries or communities where the language is spoken;
  • consider their study of the language in a broader context. Students work with authentic documents and are introduced to different levels of challenge catering for their needs.

Years 7 to 9 students follow the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3.  Year 10 and 11 students follow the AQA GCSE course. Year 12 and 13 students follow the AQA A level course.