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MFL Teacher: Miss M Haines

MFL Teacher: Miss J Heitmuller

French

It is the firm belief held by all in the Modern Foreign Languages Department, that the learning of at least one foreign language is a fundamental part of each pupilís education. Through the medium of a foreign language we strive to prepare students to enter adult life as confident and capable individuals, who are able to make a positive contribution to society.

Key Stage 3

Pupils are encouraged to participate in fun and engaging activities. Pupils have one hour of French per week and it follows the Expo course which enables pupils to develop language competences in four skill areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Pupils study the following topics:

Year 7

Autumn Term: Beginners French and family, friends & pets

Spring Term: House & home and town

Summer Term: Daily routine & school and French film project

Year 8

Autumn Term: Media and food & drink

Spring Term: Arranging to go out and health

Summer Term: Holidays and around the world project

Pupils are assessed in all four skill areas each half-term. In year 8, pupils have an additional hour per week of language in which they develop their literacy skills, reading and analysing books in the target language.

Key Stage 4

The AQA GCSE course builds on learning in Key Stage 3 with three main themes:

Identity and culture

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Current and future study and employment

The topics are motivational and relevant to the pupilsí lives. Over the course of the three years, pupils will learn to talk about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle; how to discuss free time activities; give information about holiday preferences; discuss environment issues and present information about careers and future career plans. These topics will teach pupils how to communicate information which could help them in a real context in France. Knowing French helps pupils to develop their knowledge of different cultures and it a good skill to have on a CV.

This is a linear course meaning all exams are at the end of the course and marked by an AQA external examiner. This is a GCSE 9-1 qualification.

Paper

Weighting

Method of assessment

Details of Assessment

1. Listening

25%

Exam in June of Year 11

45 minutes - Higher

or,

35 minutes - Foundation

2. Speaking

25%

Exam in April-May of Year 11*

10-12 minutes - Higher

or,

7-9 minutes - Foundation

3. Reading

25%

Exam in June of Year 11

60 minutes - Higher

or,

45 minutes - Foundation

4. Writing

25%

Exam in June of Year 11

75 minutes - Higher

or,

60 minutes - Foundation

* The speaking exam is conducted and recorded by the class teacher in a 5-week period specified by the exam board. Speaking exam consists of 3 parts: role play, photo card discussion and general conversation.

Additional opportunities in your subject area

Year 9 Young Language Leaders

Link to VLE page


German

It is the firm belief held by all in the Modern Foreign Languages Department, that the learning of at least one foreign language is a fundamental part of each pupilís education. Through the medium of a foreign language we strive to prepare students to enter adult life as confident and capable individuals, who are able to make a positive contribution to society.

Key Stage 3

Pupils are encouraged to participate in fun and engaging activities. Pupils have one hour of German per week and it follows the Echo course which enables pupils to develop language competences in four skill areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Pupils study the following topics:

Year 7

Autumn Term: Beginners German and school

Spring Term: Family, friends and pets

Summer Term: Free time activities and house & home

Year 8

Autumn Term: Town and food & drink

Spring Term: Media and holidays

Summer Term: Future plans and film project

Pupils are assessed in all four skill areas each half-term. In year 8, pupils have an additional hour per week of language in which they develop their literacy skills, reading and analysing books in the target language.

Key Stage 4

The AQA GCSE course builds on learning in Key Stage 3 with three main themes:

Identity and culture

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Current and future study and employment

The topics are motivational and relevant to the pupilsí lives. Over the course of the three years, pupils will learn to talk about what constitutes a healthy lifestyle; how to discuss free time activities; give information about holiday preferences; discuss environment issues and present information about careers and future career plans. These topics will teach pupils how to communicate information which could help them in a real context in Germany. Knowing German helps pupils to develop their knowledge of different cultures and it a good skill to have on a CV.

This is a linear course meaning all exams are at the end of the course and marked by an AQA external examiner. This is a GCSE 9-1 qualification.

Paper

Weighting

Method of assessment

Details of Assessment

1. Listening

25%

Exam in June of Year 11

45 minutes - Higher

or,

35 minutes - Foundation

2. Speaking

25%

Exam in April-May of Year 11*

10-12 minutes - Higher

or,

7-9 minutes - Foundation

3. Reading

25%

Exam in June of Year 11

60 minutes - Higher

or,

45 minutes - Foundation

4. Writing

25%

Exam in June of Year 11

75 minutes - Higher

or,

60 minutes - Foundation

* The speaking exam is conducted and recorded by the class teacher in a 5-week period specified by the exam board. Speaking exam consists of 3 parts: role play, photo card discussion and general conversation.

Additional opportunities in your subject area

Year 9 Young Language Leaders

Link to VLE page



 

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