French is spoken by about 75 million people around the world and is the official language of 29 countries. We believe that learning it exposes our young people to other cultures, helps them to understand their own language, improves their chances of getting into university and enhances their employment prospects. Studying French also opens doors to a wealth of music, film, art, literature and cuisine from the Francophone world.
The West London Free School’s French study programme introduces pupils to topics which are relevant to their everyday lives and will link up with GCSE areas of study. They will be assessed in listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and will learn increasingly complex grammar as the course goes on, reflecting the school’s focus on an academically rigorous classical liberal education. What’s more, our French department is lucky to have among its teachers three native French-speakers who are passionate about teaching their subject.