Modern Foreign Languages

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Modern Foreign Languages

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Subject leader

Miss C Thomas – Subject Leader

Mrs E Allen – KS3 Subject Leader

About the subject

Year 7 Overview

KS3:

At KS3 students cover a range of topics in preparation for GCSE. We use both Studio and Viva with online support from ActiveTeach. All students receive 3 lessons of MFL per week. Homework is set once a week.

 

KS4:

It is compulsory for some students to study a Modern Foreign Language at GCSE as part of the English Baccalaureate.  All students may choose to study French and/or Spanish at GCSE providing they have already studied that Language at KS3.  Homework is set once a week.

 

French/Spanish at GCSE

Builds on the KS3 study and prepares students for further study, e.g. GCSE to AS; AS to A2 etc.

 

There are 3 themes in the new GCSE Specification for MFL.

·        Theme 1: Identity and culture

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

·       Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

 

The GCSE is made up of the following components:

Paper 1: Listening

•        Written exam: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier),

•        45 minutes (Higher Tier)

•        40 marks (Foundation Tier), 50 marks (Higher Tier)

•        25% of GCSE

 

Paper 2: Speaking

•        Non-exam assessment

•        7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + preparation time

•        10–12 minutes (Higher Tier) + preparation time

•        60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier)

•        25% of GCSE

 

Paper 3: Reading

·       Written exam: 45 minutes (Foundation Tier),

·       1 hour (Higher Tier)

·       60 marks (for each of Foundation Tier and Higher Tier)

·       25% of GCSE

 

Paper 4: Writing

•        Written exam: 1 hour (Foundation Tier),

•        1 hour 15 minutes (Higher Tier)

•        50 marks at Foundation Tier and 60 marks at Higher Tier

•        25% of GCSE

 

All students study French in year 7.

 

Topics covered include:

 

-          Introducing myself

-          My friends & family

-          My school

-          My hobbies

-          My home

-          Holidays

Year 8 Overview

French: All students study French in year 8.

 

Topics covered include:

-          TV, cinema, music and literature

-          Project Paris

-          My identity

-          My home

-          Talents and ambitions

 

Spanish: Some sets are introduced to Spanish this year, as well as continuing with their studies of French.

 

Topics covered include:

-          Introducing myself

-          My friends & family

-          My free time

-          School

-          My home

 

Year 9 Overview

French: All students study French in year 9.

 

Topics covered include:

-          Social media

-          Healthy living

-          Future plans

-          Holidays

-          Social issues

 

Spanish: Some teaching sets will continue their studies of Spanish in year 9.

 

Topics covered include:

-          Holidays

-          TV, cinema, music and literature

-          Going out

-          The environment

-          Healthy living

 

Year 10 Overview

French/Spanish at GCSE:

 

Topics covered include:

·       Me, my family and friends

·       New technologies

·       Home, town, neighbourhood and region

 

Students are assessed at the end of each unit of study and sit mock examinations in July.

 

 

 

Year 11 Overview

French/Spanish at GCSE:

 

Topics covered include:

 

·       Healthy/ unhealthy living

·       Life at school/ college

·       Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/ communities

·       Travel and tourism

 

Students are assessed at the end of each unit of study and sit mock examinations in December.

 

Exam board used for GCSE

Link to the specification from the exam board

AQA

 

French: Specification number 8658

 

Spanish: Specification number 8698

 

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