Modern Foreign Languages

MFL

 

A vibrant & engaging programme of study designed to help our pupils develop an understanding of the language they are studying but also the people, culture and traditions of that country.

From this September, Year 7 students will study German for half the year and then French for the other half.  They will then continue with one of these languages in Y8 and Y9.  Students will have the option of studying French, German or Spanish at GCSE, as from September 2019, we now also have a Y10 GCSE Spanish group who will complete their GCSE in two years.

 

Allocation

Key Stage 3 – 2 x 1hr per week

Key Stage 4 – 3 x 1hr per week

 

Key Stage 3 Key Topics

KS3 MFL PROGRAMME OF STUDY

YEAR 7

All topics taught at Key Stage 3 fit within the themes for GCSE.  As well as the topics below, there will be a cultural week each unit where students will learn about the customs and festivals of the country.

September - February: German

· 1 Basics: Alphabet, phonics, greetings & introductions, classroom language, colours, pets, numbers

· 2 Descriptions:  Family members, larger numbers, ages, birthdays, appearance, personality

· 3 School: Facilities, equipment, subjects, timetable,

March - July: French

· 4 Basics: Greetings & introductions, alphabet, phonics, numbers, ages, birthdays, colours, classroom language

· 5 Leisure: Hobbies & opinions, sports, present tense verbs

· 6 Customs & festivals: Le Carnaval du Nice, Cannes Film Festival, Fête de la Musique, Le Tour de France

Assessments:

Assessments will reflect GCSE from Year 7; all assessments will be similar to a type of GCSE question for all four skills—reading, writing, listening and speaking

 

Current Year 8 French

Topics this year are: Holidays, technology, music & film, television, clothing & shopping, hobbies & sport.

As well as the topics above there will be a cultural week each unit where students will learn about the customs and festivals of the country.

Assessments:

1: Writing 40 words or 90 words

2: Speaking photo card

3: Listening, reading & translation

4: Writing & translation

5: Speaking role play

6: Listening, reading & translation

Current Year 9 French

Topics this year are: Relationships with family & friends, healthy lifestyles, jobs, holidays, technology, GCSE preparation unit.

As well as the topics above there will be a cultural week each unit where students will learn about the customs and festivals of the country.

Assessments:

1: Writing & translation 2: Reading & translation

3: Listening, 4: Speaking photo card

5: Writing   6: Speaking role play

 

Key Stage 4 Qualifications

 AQA GCSE Themes

Theme 1: Identity & culture

Theme 2: Local, national, international & global areas of interest

Theme 3: Current & future study & employment

Exams: 4 terminal exams, 25% each

Reading F or H

Listening F or H

Speaking F or H

Writing F or H

GCSE skills are embedded in each lesson in Year 10 and 11, and students are given weekly opportunities to practise GCSE style questions for each exam paper.

Year 10 students will have a full mock exam at the end of the year, and Year 11 students will have their second full mock exams in December.


Current Y10 German & Spanish

Topics this year are:  Relationships with family & friends, technology and social media, hobbies & sports, eating out, customs & festivals, my region, voluntary work, healthy lifestyles


Current Y11 French

Topics this year are:  Customs & festivals, holidays, environment, social issues, voluntary work, healthy lifestyles, study & employment post 16


 

 

Contact

Mrs S Gent - Director of EBacc

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