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CURRICULUM: MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Approach/Learning Styles

All students in KS3 study 2 lessons of MFL per week. Students are encouraged to develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing via active and engaging lessons. The MFL curriculum is designed to enhance cultural awareness allowing students to understand both the language and traditions of the country they are studying. I

n MFL we offer a collaborative and communicative approach to language learning ranging from independent, paired and group activities. We aim to maximise opportunities for student use of the target language in a fully supportive learning environment.

The final aim being to create confident and active learners who have an independent curiosity towards language learning.

 

Overview of Content at KS3

In MFL we are able to offer both Spanish and French with the content ranging from: Students study Spanish or French, depending on Year of Entry.

Year 7

Introductions/Greetings, My Family, (Adjectives), School Likes and Dislikes, Time/Timetables, Leisure/Past Weekend, Food and Drink, Numbers 70-100, Weather, House and Home.

Year 8

Presenting myself to a family, Food and Lifestyle Choices, Shopping/Types of Shop, Uniform, Future Tense, Tourism and Holidays, Leisure Activities, Illness and Injury.

Year 9

Upper – My Social Life/Media, Meeting Others (Perfect Tense Revision), Describing a Music Event, Healthy Lifestyles, Food & Sport Choices, Teenage Health Issues, World of Work, Holiday Plans, Real and Imaginary (Conditional Tense), Rights and Responsibilities of Teenagers in 2015.

Lower – Personal Identification Revision, Jobs, Free Time, Leisure, Musical Tastes, Greeting an Exchange Partner, Food, House & Home, Town, Environment, Schools, Family Relationships

 

Option Choices at KS4

(Brief overview including exam board, controlled assessment, exams etc.)

Students are encouraged to continue the language studied at KS3 to GCSE level following the AQA syllabus. We are currently offering a blend of controlled assessments in Speaking and Writing and terminal examinations in Listening and Reading.

Language:

Listening 20% (Terminal Exam)

Reading 20% (Terminal Exam)

Speaking 30% (Moderated internally and externally by AQA)

Writing 30% (Marked externally by AQA)