French

KS3 & KS4

For French teachers who are teaching to a demanding specification, Doddle French is an online teaching and learning platform for KS3 and KS4.

It provides a wide scope of engaging resources that support specialist and non-specialist teachers to build a foundation for students to be able to read, write, speak and understand French confidently in their exams.

WHAT’S IN DODDLE FRENCH?

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Presentations

Our French presentations break down each topic into steps which enable effective learning.

They include questions and interactive elements to engage students and will save teachers time when preparing a lesson.

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Revisions

There is a bite-sized revision resource per topic at both key stages, covering key vocabulary and phrases with native speaker audio.

In these resources, students will also find a range of lexical and syntactic patterns that appear repeatedly so that they can learn them for use in their own texts.

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Reading, Listening and Vocab Quizzes

At KS3 our topic quizzes provide listening, reading and grammar exercises for all the topics on the curriculum, using native speaker audio, relevant examples and engaging activities.

At KS4 every sub-topic on the GCSE specification has a listening quiz, a reading quiz and a vocab test, with audio by native French speakers to emulate exam audio. These bite-sized quizzes give you flexibility and allow you to assign targeted intervention to students who are struggling with a specific skill.

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Grammar Quizzes

Our grammar quizzes at each Key Stage explain and test grammar topics at a level appropriate for your students.

There are also more advanced grammar quizzes at KS4 to stretch more able students.

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Translation and Literature Quizzes

These quizzes provide students with extra practice on the literature questions in the listening and reading exams, and on the translation element in the reading exam.

These sections can be scary for students as they have a lot of hard and unfamiliar language. But these quizzes provide an opportunity to practice so that students are familiar with the format, don’t panic and have the skills to answer the questions.

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Exam-Style Quizzes

We have created a range of exam-style quizzes to help your students to tackle the new exams.

There are questions that address the literature requirement, and both reflect the significantly raised level of challenge of the new specification. We have 3 of each tier for listening and 3 of each tier for reading.

TOPICS

KS3
  • Unit 1 Introductions
  • Unit 2 Family
  • Unit 3 At home
  • Unit 4 In town
  • Unit 5 At school
  • Unit 6 Free time
  • Unit 7 Other countries
  • Unit 8 Getting around
  • Unit 9 Making plans
  • Unit 10 Food
  • Unit 11 Clothes
  • Unit 12 Going abroad
  • Unit 13 Health
  • Unit 14 Past events
  • Unit 15 Holidays
  • Unit 16 Our world
  • Unit 17 Media and opinions
  • Unit 18 The French-speaking world
KS4
  • Education
  • Me, my family and friends
  • Home and local area
  • Jobs, money and ambitions
  • Shopping and eating out
  • Free time activities
  • Travel
  • Tourism
  • Healthy/unhealthy living
  • The French-speaking world
  • Grammar
  • Exam
  • Skills

SPECIFICATIONS

AQA
  • AQA GCSE French 2016
Edexcel
  • Edexcel GCSE French 2016

 

Eduqas
  • Eduqas GCSE French 2016

 


Doddle provides really meaningful work for students. If other MFL teachers want to establish a classroom full of students who are engaged, want to learn for themselves, revise and try to improve, then I would absolutely recommend Doddle.

Andy Llewellyn, MFL Teacher at South Island School

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