Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Key Stage 3 Information

Points to Note
Pupils will study French or Spanish. The key language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be developed through a range of topics listed below. The KS3 curriculum provides a sound basis on which to build and develop the skills needed at KS4.

Year 7
• Personal Information
• School
• Free Time
• Family and friends
• Home and Town

Year 8
• Holidays
• Technology
• Food and Drink
• Healthy Living
• World of work

Key Stage 4 Information

Points to Note
Years 9, 10 and 11 will follow the new AQA GCSE specification in either French or Spanish. The specification covers three distinct themes:
Theme 1 – Identity and culture
Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest
Theme 3 – Current and future study and employment
Each theme contains several topics and pupils will be assessed at the end of the course in the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Year 9
• Who am I?
• Free Time
• Daily Routine and celebrations

Year 10
• Who am I?
• Free Time
• Daily Routine and celebrations
• Town and region
• Holidays

Year 11
• Education
• Work and future plans
• The Environment
• Examination Preparation
• GCSE Examinations

Exam Board Specifications
Visit the website (http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658)
Visit the website (http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698)

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

• Polyglot club once a week – this provides the opportunity for pupils to learn a new language.
• Language ambassadors help to organise activities for the European Day of Languages and International Projects.
• Pupils who are able to speak and write in additional languages are encouraged to take a GCSE where available.
• We have a team of language interpreters who contribute to the induction of new pupils.

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