Pupils are encouraged to increase their knowledge of how language works and to explore differences and similarities between French and English or another language. A variety of teaching methods, including role-plays, reading and listening comprehension, writing tasks, communication activities in pairs and ICT tasks, are used to accommodate different learning styles. Resources are plentiful with songs, pictures, videos and audio material providing a broad selection of French culture and stimuli. Pupils are encouraged to increase their cultural awareness by sharing their experiences of other languages and customs. As understanding and familiarity with the language grows they will learn to express themselves confidently in speech and writing.
By the end of Year 8 pupils are fully prepared for Common Entrance, Scholarship or other school entrance examinations.