Teacher in Charge: Miss T. ClarkeRecommended Prior Learning
Year 11 French or equivalent (A2 level on the Common European Framework for Languages).
Year 12 French
In Year 12, we…
We cover the following topics in Year 12:
- Le Petit Nicolas - a collection of short stories.
- Francophone Music - the iconic songs and famous singers of each decade from the 1920s until now.
- French Polynesia - short stories, its beauty, its culture, the connection between France and French Polynesia.
- French History - from 23000 BC to now.
- Cultural Heritage - important tourist sites in the French-speaking world and in New Zealand, intangible cultural heritage, the differences between the two cultures.
Example of a Year 12 Interaction:
Writing: Students compile a portfolio throughout the year. They will write 3 texts under test conditions in class and over several periods. The teacher will give them a grade based on their draft and a couple of guiding comments. Students then have until mid-Term 3 to improve their writings. They choose their best 2 and they receive 5 credits in total for this assessment.
Speaking: Just like in Year 11, students will complete an interaction portfolio. They will carry out 3 to 4 interactions and choose their best two. Students are only expected to talk for four minutes across both interactions, but at Year 12 level, students' French ability and interest in the topics mean that their interactions generally end up lasting over 15 minutes each. This is however not a requirement of the assessment.
Listening: This is an external assessment, sat as an exam in November. Students hear 3 passages, three times each. They write or type their notes in any language they want and they answer questions in English based on what they hear. Students are expected to use as much of the passages as possible in their answers as well as make connections between the ideas in the passages. The listening passages can only include vocabulary from the official NZQA Level 1 and Level 2 vocabulary lists. We will have learnt these in great detail over Year 11 and Year 12.
Reading: This is an external assessment, sat as an exam in November. Students read 3 texts and answer questions in English based on these texts. Students are expected to include as much of the texts as possible in their answers as well as make connections between the ideas in each text. The reading texts can only include vocabulary from the official NZQA Level 1 and Level 2 vocabulary lists. We will have learnt these in great detail over Year 11 and Year 12.
After Year 12, you can continue to study French at Year 13 and at university as a major, a minor, an elective, a certificate or a diploma combined with any degree. Years 12 and 13 enable you to become "fluent" in French. If you keep up with your vocabulary learning, you will start to be able to say everything you want to say in French. You may not know the best way of saying it, but you will know enough to find a way to say it.
Becoming fluent in French is an end in itself but it is also a stepping stone to learning other languages, an invaluable skill to support any career and it's that extra aspect that employers look for in their employees. It enables you to stand out from other candidates. Regardless of your intended career, French will open doors to exciting new opportunities that would not otherwise be available to you. Let's not forget that French is spoken in over 50 countries around the world.
Education Perfect: $23. Our online vocabulary learning tool, is optional, but highly recommended. This is one charge for all languages.
Renash Level 2: $22. This is a book that contains vocabulary and grammar that links to the Year 12 programme. It is a useful tool during writing assessments. This is optional, but recommended.
|Renash Level 2||Voluntary||$22.00|
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We aim to enable every student to have the course that they prefer, however, some courses have limited places or pre-requisits that may restrict the student's choice.