Modern Foreign Languages

Department: Modern Foreign Languages    

Department staff:

Mrs C Bailey: Subject Leader

Mrs F Trail Assistant Subject Leader

Mrs C Hughes

Mrs SL Carlin

Mrs CE O’Neill

Mrs J Smith

Mrs A Newport

Mrs S Sketchley

 

Key Stage 3: French

What will I learn?

To understand and communicate through both speaking and writing in French about a range of topics such as:

  • myself, my family and friends
  • my hobbies, likes and dislikes and how I spend my free time
  • where I live and my local area
  • my school, jobs and plans for the future
  • holidays, travel and weather
  • eating and drinking habits and healthy lifestyle
  • life in French-speaking countries

 

I will also learn how to manage on a trip to France, including how to:

  • buy souvenirs, clothes, gifts
  • buy food and drink in a French café, restaurant or shop;
  • give and understand directions;
  • travel by bus and train;
  • book accommodation or communicate with a host family
  • cope with illness abroad.

 

I will also learn other useful things such as:

  • to say the alphabet in French;
  • to count in French;
  • names of colours, days of the week, months of the year;
  • to tell the time in French;
  • to give my opinion.

I will learn how the French language works, by learning grammar such as use of gender, different tenses, adjectival agreements, spelling and pronunciation rules. This will enable me to use the language independently and confidently.

 

I will learn how to use a bilingual dictionary, and how to use computers effectively to aid my learning

 

 

What will I do?

  • listen carefully to my teacher who will speak a lot of French in class!
  • listen to recordings and watch videos of native French speakers
  • speak French in lessons, with a partner and on my own;
  • read French, in class and at home;
  • work with authentic French texts and literary extracts
  • use my knowledge of grammar to write creatively by myself
  • translate sentences from French into English, and from English into French
  • maybe go on a trip to France;
  • sing songs and play language games in French.

 

Key Stage 3: German

 

What will I learn?

To understand and communicate through both speaking and writing in German about a range of topics such as:

  • myself, my family and friends
  • my hobbies, likes and dislikes and how I spend my free time
  • where I live and my local area
  • my school, jobs and plans for the future
  • holidays, travel and weather
  • eating and drinking habits and healthy lifestyle
  • life in German-speaking countries

 

I will also learn how to manage on a trip to Germany, including how to:

  • buy souvenirs, clothes, gifts
  • buy food and drink in a German café, restaurant or shop;
  • give and understand directions;
  • travel by bus and train;
  • book accommodation or communicate with a host family
  • cope with illness abroad.

 

 

I will also learn other useful things such as:

  • to say the alphabet in German;
  • to count in German;
  • names of colours, days of the week, months of the year;
  • to tell the time in German;
  • to give my opinion.

 

I will learn how the German language works, by learning grammar such as use of gender, different tenses, cases, adjectival agreements, spelling and pronunciation rules. This will enable me to use the language independently and confidently.

I will learn how to use a bilingual dictionary, and how to use computers effectively to aid my learning

 

What will I do?

  • listen carefully to my teacher who will speak a lot of German in class!
  • listen to recordings and watch videos of native German speakers
  • speak German in lessons, with a partner and on my own;
  • read German, in class and at home;
  • work with authentic German texts and literary extracts
  • use my knowledge of grammar to write creatively by myself
  • translate sentences from German into English, and from English into German
  • maybe go on a trip to Germany;
  • sing songs and play language games in German.

 

Key Stage 3: Spanish

 

What will I learn?

To understand and communicate through both speaking and writing in Spanish about a range of topics such as:

  • myself, my family and friends
  • my hobbies, likes and dislikes and how I spend my free time
  • where I live and my local area
  • my school, jobs and plans for the future
  • holidays, travel and weather
  • eating and drinking habits and healthy lifestyle
  • life in French-speaking countries

 

I will also learn how to manage on a trip to Spain, including how to:

  • buy souvenirs, clothes, gifts
  • buy food and drink in a Spanish café, restaurant or shop;
  • give and understand directions;
  • travel by bus and train;
  • book accommodation or communicate with a host family
  • cope with illness abroad.

 

I will also learn other useful things such as:

  • to say the alphabet in Spanish;
  • to count in Spanish;
  • names of colours, days of the week, months of the year;
  • to tell the time in Spanish;
  • to give my opinion.

I will learn how the Spanish language works, by learning grammar such as use of gender, different tenses, adjectival agreements, spelling and pronunciation rules. This will enable me to use the language independently and confidently.

 

I will learn how to use a bilingual dictionary, and how to use computers effectively to aid my learning

 

What will I do?

  • listen carefully to my teacher who will speak a lot of Spanish in class!
  • listen to recordings and watch videos of native Spanish speakers
  • speak Spanish in lessons, with a partner and on my own;
  • read Spanish, in class and at home;
  • work with authentic Spanish texts and literary extracts
  • use my knowledge of grammar to write creatively by myself
  • translate sentences from Spanish into English, and from English into Spanish
  • sing songs and play language games in Spanish.

 

Key Stage 4

 

GCSE French

Overview of the course

French GCSE will build directly on the vocabulary, grammar and skills learnt at KS3.

Pupils will continue to widen their vocabulary and develop their knowledge and understanding of grammar. This will enable them to both understand and communicate confidently and effectively in French.

In addition to the KS3 topics pupils will develop their French further through new topics such as:

  • the environment
  • the world of work
  • social issues and responsibilities
  • use of new technology

Pupils will learn how to understand written and spoken French in a variety of both informal and formal contexts.

They will learn how to communicate orally and in writing in both practical and imaginative situations.

They will also learn how to apply their knowledge of grammar to translate short texts both out of and into French.

They will read extracts from authentic French literary texts and answer questions on them.

Examination board: AQA

Assessment details: 100% final exam.

Pupils will take an exam at the end of year 11 in each of the four skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Each exam is worth 25% of the total GCSE.

Useful Subject Links:

GCSE Bitesize: French revision

www.linguascope.com

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.quizlet.com

 

GCSE German

Overview of the course

German GCSE will build directly on the vocabulary, grammar and skills learnt at KS3. Pupils will continue to widen their vocabulary and develop their knowledge and understanding of grammar. This will enable them to both understand and communicate confidently and effectively in German.

In addition to the KS3 topics pupils will develop their German further through new topics such as:

  • the environment
  • the world of work
  • social issues and responsibilities
  • use of new technology

Pupils will learn how to understand written and spoken German in a variety of both informal and formal contexts.

They will learn how to communicate orally and in writing in both practical and imaginative situations.

They will also learn how to apply their knowledge of grammar to translate short texts both out of and into German.

They will read extracts from authentic German literary texts and answer questions on them.

Examination board: AQA

Assessment details: 100% final exam.

Pupils will take an exam at the end of year 11 in each of the four skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Each exam is worth 25% of the total GCSE.

 

Useful Subject Links:

GCSE Bitesize: German revision

www.linguascope.com

www.languagesonline.org.uk

www.quizlet.com

 

GCSE Spanish

Overview of the course

Spanish GCSE will build directly on the vocabulary, grammar and skills learnt at KS3. Pupils will continue to widen their vocabulary and develop their knowledge and understanding of grammar. This will enable them to both understand and communicate confidently and effectively in Spanish.

In addition to the KS3 topics pupils will develop their Spanish further through new topics such as:

  • the environment
  • the world of work
  • social issues and responsibilities
  • use of new technology

Pupils will learn how to understand written and spoken Spanish in a variety of both informal and formal contexts.

They will learn how to communicate orally and in writing in both practical and imaginative situations.

They will also learn how to apply their knowledge of grammar to translate short texts both out of and into Spanish.

They will read extracts from authentic Spanish literary texts and answer questions on them.

Examination board: AQA

Assessment details: 100% final exam.

Pupils will take an exam at the end of year 11 in each of the four skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing. Each exam is worth 25% of the total GCSE.

Useful Subject Links:

GCSE Bitesize: Spanish revision

www.linguascope.com 

www.languagesonline.org.uk 

www.quizlet.com