French (Y10)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs J. Shepherd.

      La tour Eiffel.

   La Belle France

Students will recap the key learning areas from the Year Nine module and add depth and detail to their understanding. 

New topics will include Shopping, Travel, Leisure, Weather, Likes and Dislikes. We will learn how to use the past and future tense, how to use negatives and how to make ourselves undertsood in the various French speaking countries around the world as we explore French congnates, culture and cuisine!

The skills developed will incorporate Listening, Writing, Reading and Speaking. There will be a CAM grade awarded for each of these areas.

There may be an opportunity for some students to aim for NCEA credits at Level One depending on the level of progress made by the individual students and their desire to pursue this opportunity.

Course Overview

Term 1
We will discuss the best ways to be successful in this subject including guidance about organisation of notes and vocabulary. We will recap the areas of learning from the Year Nine module and work through new topics adding to our vocabulary and understanding. We will introduce new verbs through reading, listening and translating. The first CAM will be based on listening and will focus on comprehension in all areas, but especially through aural learning.

Term 2
This Term we will focus on developing our written language. This will include the use of new phrases and some reference to the past and future tenses as we introduce new verbs and vocabulary through songs, reading, speaking and games. The CAM will be a written task to assess our increased ability to write in French. We may try to incorporate a french style cafe as part pf the oral CAM. This course is likely to be a half year course but does have the option to become a full year course if students wish to do this.

Term 3
Some students who wish to continue with French for the whole year can do so.This term we will continue to add to our vocabulary whilst focusing on wider reading to deveop greater undertsanding. We will look at how we can make sense of French by using prior knowledge and the links between English and French words.
For students following the half year course please see the above details for Term One.

Term 4
For those students who may be completing a full year course, we will focus on speaking French, and may complete an internal assessment for NCEA Level One which involves interaction or a prepared talk.
For others who are doing the half year course, please see details form Term Two.

Recommended Prior Learning

Students who enjoyed learning during the Year Nine module will be welcomed on this course. An interest in learning a foreign language and a willingness to try and speak in french is the main prerequisite but a Merit or Excellence grade in Year 9 French will indicate a greater degree of potential success. This is not, however, essential and all students who are interested in learning French, will be welcome on this course.

We will continue to learn through singing too!



Learning a foreign language can lead you into a diverse range of career pathways. Here are just a few examples, but really, the sky is the limit! Flight Attendant, Actor, Author, Corrections Officer,Data Operator, Customs Broker, Entertainer, Hotel or Hospitality work, Immigration Officer, nanny, Police Officer, Radio Presenter, Interpreter, Tour Guide, Travel Agent, Teacher and so many more!

Assessment Information

This is a half or full year course. It will follow the usual CAM assessment model for Year 10 but there may be an opportunity for some students to aim for NCEA L1 credits if they chosse to study French for the full year.


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year