French is studied throughout the school from Year 1 through to A Level and remains a strength of the school with the vast majority of students opting for GCSE with excellent results for many years.
We concentrate on the four skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking and students enjoy practising the language through role play activities, games and songs in the younger years, with a growing emphasis on translating and writing from Year 7 onwards. We enjoy a residential visit to a chateau in Northern France for Upper KS2 and KS3 (Upper Phase 2 and Lower Phase 3) where we experience French life first-hand and visit the local area. This is a most enjoyable educational visit and proves extremely popular with pupils.
We follow the Dynamo course in Years 7 - 9 and this is a lively and engaging new course which allows students to explore both the language and cultures of France and other Francophone countries.
At GCSE we prepare for the AQA examination and follow the Studio AQA GCSE course. More information about the importance of a learning a language at GCSE and details of the French course studied at Holy Trinity School can be found in the information presentation below.