MFL

Students will choose to study either French or German at the end of year 6 and will be placed in their choice of language.

We work in the 4 key skill areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking and aim to equip students with the skills to be independent and resilient linguists. We also look at the cultural aspects and investigate and celebrate our differences.

Our KS3 schemes are very challenging and in year 8 and 9, we have opted for a theme based approach, which is not only popular with students and staff, but also prepares them well for the GCSE, should they opt to take it.

Year 7

In year 7, we bridge the gap between primary and secondary and lay the foundations for more complex grammar and vocabulary. In year 7 students cover topics such as describing themselves and family, talking and writing about their hobbies and describing their hometown.

Year 8 French

-The Francophonie

-History: the French revolution

-Food and drink

-Sports and health

-Music

-Film

-Literature

Year 8 German

-The Francophonie

-History: Anne Frank / Berlin Wall

-Food and drink

-Sports and health

-Music

-Film

-Literature

Year 9 French and German

-Introduction to business

-Social scenarios – socialising both formally and informally

-Charities and natural disasters

-Fair Trade

-Careers and options

-Holidays and travel

Course aims:

-to develop students as independent and confident linguists who appreciate the benefits of languages and challenge themselves and take risks when communicating

-to ensure students have the opportunity to develop and apply their knowledge in the 4 key skill areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking so that they are rounded linguists

-to give students an insight into culture as well as language, promoting and celebrating the differences between our cultures and traditions

Content of the course

The specification covers three distinct themes. These themes apply to all four question papers. Students are expected to understand and provide information and opinions about these themes relating to their own experiences and those of other people, including people in countries/communities where French is spoken.

 

Theme 1: Identity and culture covers the following four topics with related sub-topics shown as bulletpoints:

Topic 1: Me, my family and friends

  • • Relationships with family and friends
  • • Marriage/partnership

Topic 2: Technology in everyday life

  • • Social media
  • • Mobile technology

Topic 3: Free-time activities

  • • Music
  • • Cinema and TV
  • • Food and eating out
  • • Sport

Topic 4: Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities

 

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest covers the following four topics with related sub-topics shown as bullet points:

Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Topic 2: Social issues

  • • Charity/voluntary work
  • • Healthy/unhealthy living

Topic 3: Global issues

  • • The environment
  • • Poverty/homelessness

Topic 4: Travel and tourism

 

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment covers the following four topics:

Topic 1: My studies

Topic 2: Life at school/college

Topic 3: Education post-16

Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions

Assessment

Students are assessed at the end of year 11 in the form of examinations. There is no controlled assessment aspect. The breakdown of assessment is as follows:

Listening: 25%

Reading: 25%

Speaking: 25%

Writing: 25%

Students will of course have regular assessments and mocks as part of the GCSE course.

 

For further details about the GCSE MFL course please contact Miss Lakin

key Stage 3

Students will choose to study either French or German at the end of year 6 and will be placed in their choice of language.

We work in the 4 key skill areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking and aim to equip students with the skills to be independent and resilient linguists. We also look at the cultural aspects and investigate and celebrate our differences.

Our KS3 schemes are very challenging and in year 8 and 9, we have opted for a theme based approach, which is not only popular with students and staff, but also prepares them well for the GCSE, should they opt to take it.

Year 7

In year 7, we bridge the gap between primary and secondary and lay the foundations for more complex grammar and vocabulary. In year 7 students cover topics such as describing themselves and family, talking and writing about their hobbies and describing their hometown.

Year 8 French

-The Francophonie

-History: the French revolution

-Food and drink

-Sports and health

-Music

-Film

-Literature

Year 8 German

-The Francophonie

-History: Anne Frank / Berlin Wall

-Food and drink

-Sports and health

-Music

-Film

-Literature

Year 9 French and German

-Introduction to business

-Social scenarios – socialising both formally and informally

-Charities and natural disasters

-Fair Trade

-Careers and options

-Holidays and travel

key Stage 4
Course aims:

-to develop students as independent and confident linguists who appreciate the benefits of languages and challenge themselves and take risks when communicating

-to ensure students have the opportunity to develop and apply their knowledge in the 4 key skill areas of listening, reading, writing and speaking so that they are rounded linguists

-to give students an insight into culture as well as language, promoting and celebrating the differences between our cultures and traditions

Content of the course

The specification covers three distinct themes. These themes apply to all four question papers. Students are expected to understand and provide information and opinions about these themes relating to their own experiences and those of other people, including people in countries/communities where French is spoken.

 

Theme 1: Identity and culture covers the following four topics with related sub-topics shown as bulletpoints:

Topic 1: Me, my family and friends

  • • Relationships with family and friends
  • • Marriage/partnership

Topic 2: Technology in everyday life

  • • Social media
  • • Mobile technology

Topic 3: Free-time activities

  • • Music
  • • Cinema and TV
  • • Food and eating out
  • • Sport

Topic 4: Customs and festivals in French-speaking countries/communities

 

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest covers the following four topics with related sub-topics shown as bullet points:

Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Topic 2: Social issues

  • • Charity/voluntary work
  • • Healthy/unhealthy living

Topic 3: Global issues

  • • The environment
  • • Poverty/homelessness

Topic 4: Travel and tourism

 

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment covers the following four topics:

Topic 1: My studies

Topic 2: Life at school/college

Topic 3: Education post-16

Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions

Assessment

Students are assessed at the end of year 11 in the form of examinations. There is no controlled assessment aspect. The breakdown of assessment is as follows:

Listening: 25%

Reading: 25%

Speaking: 25%

Writing: 25%

Students will of course have regular assessments and mocks as part of the GCSE course.

 

For further details about the GCSE MFL course please contact Miss Lakin