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Key Stage Three topics and resources


  • Freetime/hobbies/sport
  • School
  • Clothes
  • Food
  • Weather
  • Numbers
  • Family & animals
  • Daily routine
  • Personal description
  • Places in town & directions
  • Travel & tourism
  • Shopping
  • Time
  • House & home

GCSE Topic List (AQA)

3.1.1 Theme 1: Identity and culture

Topic 1: Me, my family and friends

•• Relationships with family and friends

•• Marriage/partnership

Topic 2: Technology in everyday life

•• Social media

•• Mobile technology

Topic 3: Free-time activities

•• Music

•• Cinema and TV

•• Food and eating out

•• Sport

Topic 4: Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities

3.1.2 Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Topic 2: Social issues

•• Charity/voluntary work

•• Healthy/unhealthy living

Topic 3: Global issues

•• The environment

•• Poverty/homelessness

Topic 4: Travel and tourism

3.1.3 Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

Topic 1: My studies

Topic 2: Life at school/college

Topic 3: Education post-16

Topic 4: Jobs, career choices an

Suggested resources (which could be adapted for use at KS3 or GCSE level):
  • Tickets: transport tickets / cinema / concerts
  • Maps
  • Newspapers / free Metro newspaper (for TV listings, horoscopes (which are good to practice the future tense), weather reports etc)
  • Menus
  • Audio or video recordings of locals or your pupils talking about a specific topic from the above lists (for example, getting pupils to talk about their school timetable, and favourite subjects etc.)
  • Photographs (of your town, maybe during a local festival or at Easter, if it is celebrated in your area)
  • Video guide to landmarks in your town or local area
  • Recipes
  • Links to music which is currently popular in your host country
  • Information about festivals or holidays celebrated specifically in your town or area.

This list is by no means exhaustive, and we encourage you to be creative and come up with some ideas of your own!

**Please remember to post all resources to the appropriate area of the forum, as well as sending them directly to your link teacher **