MFL

Modern Foreign Languages

Head of Department

Mrs S Mourey

Subject Teacher

Mrs L Loch 

 

Curriculum Maps - please click link below:

French

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Spanish

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Year 10

Year 11

Curriculum Overview

Year 7

In Year 7 , students will study French.

Year 8

In Year 8, students study French or Spanish, depending on the language they studied in Year 7.

Year 9

In Year 9, students study French or Spanish, depending on the language they studied in Year 7.

Years 10 and 11

Students will study three different themes at GCSE:

  • Theme 1: Identity and culture.
  • Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest.
  • Theme 3: Current and future study and employment.

Students can expect to study some overlapping topic areas from Key Stage 3, but they will develop their core vocabulary and learn more complex structures and tenses.

Assessment

Key Stage 3
Key Stage 4

Examining board: AQA

Students will be assessed in each of the four skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading and

Writing.

Paper 1: Listening

What is assessed? Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language.

How is it assessed? A written exam worth 25% of your final grade.

Paper 2: Speaking

What is assessed? Communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes.

How is it assessed? A non-exam assessment worth 25% of the final grade.

Paper 3: Reading

What is assessed? Understanding and responding to different types of written language

How is it assessed? A written exam worth 25% of your final grade.

Paper 4: Writing

What is assessed? Communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes

How is it assessed? A written exam worth 25% of your final grade.

Why should your child study a language at GCSE?

English baccalaureate: Candidates who wish to be entered for the English Baccalaureate must continue studying a foreign language at GCSE.

Academic and transferrable skills: The ability to communicate in another language develops a number of competencies, skills and attitudes which are critical for your child’s success at college and beyond. By studying a language, your child will develop their critical thinking, ability to compare and contrast, practice gathering, analysing and assessing information and improve their observational skills. They will also become more aware of their own language and this will help them to become a more effective communicator. Language learners are flexible, take risks and are willing to overcome obstacles. All of these skills are highly rated by employers.

Ways parents can support with learning from home

Parents can support with learning from home by:

  • ensuring that homework deadlines are met.
  • providing their child with a bilingual dictionary.
  • using the Look, Cover, Write, Check method for learning new words and phrases.
  • encouraging their child to ask the teacher for help if they are having any difficulties.
  • providing access to our online teaching resources (VLE and useful websites list)
  • encouraging their child to attend revision sessions ( KS4) / Language Club (KS3)

 

Parents' Forum

Please find below a link to the presentation Mrs Mourey gave during a Parents' Forum on 'Helping your child with learning their foreign language'

Click here

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 Ks4-French-topics-and-grammar.pdfDownload
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 year-8-French-and-Spanish-topics-and-grammar.pdfDownload
 Year-9-French-and-spanish-topics-and-grammar (1).pdfDownload
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