Year 7 French Scheme of Work (full year)

NCELP Schemes of Work are proposed as examples of how language knowledge and practice can be sequenced and re-visited systematically to support progression in the early stages of language development within a low exposure foreign language setting. The principles and processes that informed the SOW are described in this Rationale, Scope, and Key Principles document: Link . Further insights are available in the Scheme of Work Development presentation: Link . This detailed scheme of work for Year 7 French has been trialled in several NCELP schools. NCELP is fully resourcing its SOW. The easiest way to locate resources for French is in its SOW collection: Link . Within each folder, select Download All (bottom left) to save all resources. We also provide a SOW overview for the whole of Y7: Link . The NCELP SOW are in line with: (a) the Review of MFL Pedagogy, a report published by the Teaching Schools Council, which drew on research into foreign language learning and teaching and on the knowledge and experience of a wide range of experienced practitioners; (b) Ofsted’s current aspirations for curriculum intent, implementation, and impact; and c) preparing a solid foundation for GCSE content and examinations, which builds on the core grammar and vocabulary outlined in the programmes of study for Key Stages 2 and 3.


Hawkes, R.
Marsden, E.
Finlayson, N.
Owen, S.

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Target age range

Hours of prior instruction
0-50 hours
Key stage Year Ages Hours of instruction (based on 40 weeks in a year) Total hours
3 7-8 40
4 8-9 40
5 9-10 40
6 10-11 40
KS2 160
7 11-12 80
8 12-13 80
9 13-14 80
KS3 400
10 14-15 120
11 15-16 120
KS4 640
12 16-17 200
13 17-18 200
A-levels 1040

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File details Y7_French_SOW.xlsx
Uploaded on 2021-10-18