Miss G Vaughan – Head of Department

Mrs D Edwards – Teacher of French

Mr J Cranshaw – Teacher of French

Key Stage Three

In Key Stage 3, students become familiar with the sounds, written form and structures of French together with an increasing range of vocabulary. Students develop their language skills in a range of interesting, relevant contexts and through a variety of enjoyable learning activities. The skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing are developed through games, songs, pair/group work, reading and writing tasks, independent reading and individual research. Our aim is to enable all students to develop the necessary skills to become confident, creative communicators.

Key Stage Four

As students have studied French before, they already know a lot of the vocabulary and grammar they need for GCSE. They know how to talk about themselves, their family and friends, their hobbies, where they live, school, holidays, food and drink. Students build on this knowledge during their GCSE course. The link to the specification can be found below:

Key Stage Five

AS and A-level qualifications in French will appeal to students looking to broaden their existing knowledge of languages, and will help them on their journey to further studies and the world of work. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning, and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

  • Language Ambassadors’ Club French Film Club
  • Spelling Bee

Further study and Career Opportunities

Many employers, colleges and universities regard a GCSE in French as highly desirable. Examples of employment where language skills are particularly valued include journalism and media, law, engineering, business and marketing, ICT, sport and leisure, travel and tourism, customer service, civil service and teaching.

“Studying French has been a demanding yet rewarding experience! My language skills have really developed. In Y7, I was able to answer simple questions about myself and now in Y12, I can have a natural conversation with Chloe, our French assistante.

Le français, c’est génial!” (Rhys)


Just some of the great images of students from The John Frost School.