Core French Pathway (7-12)
Developing proficiency in FrenchOur Core French pathway allows students to further develop their proficiency in the French language by giving them practical experiences and opportunities to build their confidence, improve comprehension and increase their oral proficiency in Canada’s second official language. Your child will typically enter the Core French program in Grade 7 if they were following the Extended French pathway, or if they no longer choose to continue on the French Immersion pathway.
Core French is mandatory for all students who have not enrolled in French Immersion. Read more about subjects taught in French.
Hours of French instruction per grade
|Grade||Amount of French instruction|
|Kindergarten||50% French, 50% English|
|Grades 1-3||25% French, 75% English|
|Grades 4-6||25% French, 75% English|
|Grades 7-8||1 of 8 subjects in French|
|Grades 9-12||1 mandatory Grade 9 course in French *|
* Although the minimum requirement for graduation is 1 Grade 9 course in French, students are encouraged to continue to take Core French credits in Grades 10-12 to count towards their French Certificate.