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St. Peter's Independent School

St Peters Independent School

"Throughout the school pupils thrive in the warm nurturing atmosphere under the guidance of caring and committed adults who see pupils' welfare and well-being as a priority"

ISI 2012

"Pupils not only enjoy coming to school but are proud to be a pupil of it."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"At every stage pupils feel safe, develop in confidence, and are self-assured and well prepared to meet the challenges of the next stage of their education."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"In the EYFS, a good balance of adult-led and child initiated activities is carefully planned to develop the children's needs, abilities and interests."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"Pupils appreciate the friendships they share with each other and also the positive relationships enjoyed with the staff."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"The ethos of the school makes a significant contribution to the pupils' personal development, in accordance with its aim to provide a caring family-orientated environment."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"Strong emphasis is place on learning practical life-skills in lessons such as cookery or design and technology. These lessons are popular with pupils."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

"A good range of extra-curricular activities encourages the pupils to extend their interests, skills and knowledge."

ISI Report - Summer 2012

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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