French / Year 9 and 10 / Understanding / Systems of language

Curriculum content descriptions

Analyse and compose different types of texts using appropriate linguistic, textual and cultural elements

[Key concepts: register, tenor, cohesion; Key processes: analysing, composing, explaining]


  • identifying how grammatical choices, words and images combine in a text to achieve particular intentions and effects, for example, the positioning of the reader by the use of personal pronouns, imperative/interrogative verb moods and emotive language in advertisements
  • comparing French and English versions of texts with easily recognisable language features (for example, love songs, recipes or horoscopes), noticing differences or similarities in imagery or focus that might be culturally significant
  • interpreting, explaining and using textual conventions popular with young French speakers, for example, the use of contractions, abbreviations and acronyms in text messaging (bjr = bonjour; A+ = à plus; biz = bisous; 12C4 = un de ces quatre)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
ScOT terms

Creating texts,  Text types,  French language

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