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St. Peter's Independent School

St Peters Independent School

“Good behaviour is promoted; bullying is prevented so far as is reasonably practicable.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Pupils are willing learners and settle quickly in lessons.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

Pupils… “are articulate speakers and can express their opinions clearly.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Children in the EYFS can explain their ideas to their peers clearly.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Well-structured teaching with use of appropriate resources supports their work…”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

”Pupils grow in self-confidence and self-esteem.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“The school is successful in creating a nurturing atmosphere in which pupils feel valued for themselves…”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

Pupils…“have good manners and their conduct is generally good.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

“Children in the EYFS are socially aware and at an appropriate level for their age.”

ISI Report - Spring 2018

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French

Teacher of French: Alison Fox - afox@stpetersindependent.org.uk

At St. Peter’s Independent School, All Pupils learn French starting in Prep 2.

At Key stage 2, pupils are encouraged to enjoy lessons whilst developing their confidence when using the target language to communicate in front of their peers and to practice correct pronunciation and intonation as well as consolidating skills learnt in other curriculum areas.

Key Stage 3:

Form 1 cover topics such as: Family, Pets, House and Home, School and Daily Routine, in addition to recognising fundamental and subtle differences between the target language and their mother tongue and learning to reference a bilingual dictionary effectively.

Form 2 cover topics such as:  Places in a town, Directions, Fashion, Food, Hobbies and Sport, in addition to covering grammar structures in detail, such as regular and irregular verb conjugations, modal verbs in the present tense, the immediate future tense and how to build longer paragraphs by using connectives.

Form 3 cover topics such as Holidays, Leisure, the world of work, Parts of the body, Illnesses and remedies, in addition to using three time frames when writing or speaking, expressing opinions, justifying them and pupils start to consider how learning this language might help them in their future careers.

Key Stage 4:

At KS4 pupils currently take the AQA French GCSE (4655), with the controlled assessment option which is a two year course.

The GCSE Course, which is both challenging and worthwhile develops the 4 main language skills ie: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing and is broken down in the following way:

Unit 1 Listening Examination (Foundation or Higher Tier) 20%

Unit 2 Reading Examination (Foundation or Higher Tier) 20%

Unit 3 Speaking Controlled Assessment (internally assessed) 30%

Unit 4 Writing Controlled Assessment (externally assessed) 30%

The following broad Topics are studied: Lifestyle, Leisure, Home and Environment and Work and Education.

Further information can be found on the exam board website www.aqa.org.uk/subjects