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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

French Year 8

Tour de FranceStudents build upon their knowledge they have acquired in Year 7. The future tense is explained and the perfect tense (past) is introduced. Most students will be offered the opportunity to learn another language in Year 8.  The Faculty follows the Secondary Strategy’s MFL Framework, which promotes confidence in all students through an ownership of learning skills. Students work with the textbook “Studio 2”and receive an exercise book.

 Topics studied

  • T'es branché(e)?: Television, Films, Reading, Internet
  • Paris: Describing what you did in Paris, when you did things, understanding information about a tourist attraction.
  • Mon identité: Personalities, Relationships, Music, Clothes
  • Chez moi, chez toi!: Describing where you live, your home, talking about meals, discussing food, talking about an event
  • Quel talent!: Talking about talent and ambition
  • Studio découverte: World geography and French-speaking countries, the French revolution


The language-learning skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing are developed.  Grammar is introduced, building on students’ junior school Literacy work.

Setting Arrangements

Students are set according to ability.

Class sizes

Class size is usually between 20 to 26 students.

Class work

Lessons are interactive and tailored according to the groups needs. Language skills are practised using a variety of activities: listening to native speakers, CD’s, DVD’s, ICT, games, songs, projects and reading.


This reinforces class work. It is important to recognize that preparation for a speaking task or learning for a vocabulary test is given as much time as a writing or reading homework.


There are normally assessments in the Autumn, Spring and Summer terms, covering all four language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing.

How parents/carers can help

It is really not necessary to know any French at all. Please test your daughter on vocabulary, encourage her to speak any French words or speaking presentations aloud to you or allow your child to teach you or a younger member of the family a few phrases. Look through and discuss topics/ comments in your child’s exercise book. Research the following websites for suitable exercises: - beginner