Key Stage 3 French

Following the changes nationally, the Leigh Academies Trust MFL teams have worked collaboratively to produce their own assessment framework. The grade descriptors are very different from the National Curriculum levels and should prepare students better for the new GCSE. There are separate grade criteria for Year 7 and Y8.


Year 7

Students are assessed each module. In modules 1,3 and 6 all students in the The Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) are assessed in the same way.

  • Module 1 – LAT Baseline Assessment – Meeting people, alphabet, numbers, ages, birthdays, colours, talking about the classroom
  • Module 2 – Listening & Reading Assessment – Family and friends, describing yourself and others, including pets and animals
  • Module 3 – LAT Assessment – all skills tested – School subjects, opinions, after school activities
  • Module 4 – Writing Assessment – Where people live, house, home, bedroom and evening activities
  • Module 5 – Speaking Assessment – Daily routine, school routine
  • Module 6 – LAT Assessment – all skills tested – Sports and games, hobbies, musical instruments

Year 7 1-9 Grades

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Year 8

Students are assessed each module. In modules 2 and 5 all students in the The Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) are assessed in the same way.

  • Module 1 – Reading & Writing Assessment – Holidays and tourism
  • Module 2 – LAT – all skills tested – Clothes and fashion
  • Module 3 – Listening & Speaking Assessment – The world of work
  • Module 4 – Reading & Writing Assessment – My town and local area
  • Module 5 – LAT – all skills tested – Food and healthy living
  • Module 6 – To be confirmed – Travel

Year 8 1-9 Grades

Please click for Year 8 1-9 Grades (.pdf)


Google Classroom Codes

Please click for KS3 Google Classroom Codes (.pdf)