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French at Newtownhamilton High School  

French is a fun and interesting subject where you will not only have the opportunity to learn another language, but much more about the country, culture, food and people of France and the many other French speaking countries! In addition to learning another language, you will develop a wide range of skills and capabilities including literacy, creativity and the ability to communicate and listen well! 
In Newtownhamilton High School, French is taught to all pupils in Year 8 - 10 while the subject is optional at Key Stage 4. 
Why study French? 
To develop language skills in a variety of contexts. 
In today’s multicultural society, being able to speak one or more languages provides students with a wealth of opportunities and benefits. 
New worlds are opened up when learning languages. Whether it is to get the most out of foreign travel, hobbies, interests or career development, immersion in the culture and language of another country or region helps our understanding of the world around us. 
Moreover, learning another language will greatly enrich your life, both culturally and socially! 
Personal Development 
Think about what learning a language can do for students’ personal development skills: 
It enhances their experience of other cultures and societies and broadens their education. It encourages a positive attitude towards learning and aids confidence. 
In addition to actually learning a language, students also develop a wide range of skills and attributes including, literacy, creativity and the ability to communicate well. 
Subject Content 
Key Stage 3 
Self, family and friends 
Home life and daily routine 
Hobbies and interests 
Part time jobs and careers 
Weather, towns and environment 
Travel and holidays 
Key Stage 4 (GCSE CCEA Specification G9324) 
The CCEA GCSE course aims to build on the foundations laid at Key Stage 3 and to develop pupils as individuals and contributors to the economy, society and environment. 
1. Identity and culture 
Me, my family and friends 
Technology in everyday life 
Free-time activites 
Customs and Festivals 
2. Local, national, international and global areas of interest 
Home, town, neighbourhood and region 
Social issues 
Global issues 
Travel and tourism 
3. Current and future study and employment 
My studies 
Life at school 
Education post-16 
Jobs, career choices, ambitions 
For further information on this course, please visit 
Our French Language Assistant for this year is Cassandra Hemmer. Cassandra works with our GCSE students in small groups to improve their oral skills. 

Career Possibilities 

Air Steward/ Stewardess 
Army General 
Au pair (Nanny abroad) 
Banking/ Finance Services 
Central Government 
Civil Service 
Customer Service Assistant (Multi Lingual) 
Manufacturing Industry 
Media- TV/ Radio presenter 
Sales Executive 
Secondary School Teacher 
Working for the European Institutions 
Special Events 
Traditionally the European Day of Languages is celebrated in Newtownhamilton High School with a delicious continental breakfast enjoyed by the whole school and hosted by Mrs Laverty with the help of the Classroom Assistants and Year 12 pupils. Pupils also participated in a special European Day of Languages assembly and each form group took part in a European Day of Languages Fun Quiz after which prizes were awarded to top scorers. As ususal, the event was a great success. 
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