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Inspiring Young People

French

Details of the curriculum for KS3 and KS4 are included here split into Year group information.  Click on the relevant tab  on the left to access this.


The Department

"Impossible n’est pas français” a famous quote from Napoleon which would translate as: There is no such word in French for ‘impossible’ (you can do and achieve anything). We aim for our students to become confident speakers of French, to have fun, to work cooperatively with other members of the class and to develop a fascination to learn about other languages and cultures.


Pen portraits

Madame S Laloyer

 I’m passionate about languages, etymology (the study of the origin of words) and syntax (the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language). I particularly enjoy teaching grammar and French culture at KS3 and KS4. I also love history and therefore have a keen interest in teaching France under German occupation at KS5.

Madame Fitzgerald

I have always loved languages. I studied English, Spanish and German, and whilst learning them it felt like they were opening up new ideas and new worlds to me. I enjoy literature, but my greatest love is spoken language. In the future, I'm aiming to learn Italian.


Work from the department.  

Translation competition winner 2021 (Lois O’F Y12). A talented linguist

Y7 crepes photos (Y7 making crepes and learning about “la Chandeleur” (Candlemas) a catholic celebration and see how it is celebrated in France  which allows the girls to discover further French culture and Cuisine.