Welcome to Modern Foreign Languages
The Modern Foreign Language department are an innovative and dynamic team who strive to make language learning a stimulating and rewarding experience. We currently offer specialist teaching in two core languages, French at Key Stage 3 and Spanish at Key Stage 4.
|L.Richardson||Teacher of Spanish and French – firstname.lastname@example.org|
|L.Durkin||Temporary teacher of French and Spanish – email@example.com|
Key Stage 3
The French course at Key Stage 3 provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to access the GCSE course in Key Stage 4. Throughout Key Stage 3, we aim to build on the language skills that students have learnt throughout Key Stage 2. We develop students listening, speaking, reading and writing skills together actively promoting cultural awareness. We utilise a wide variety of authentic resources, including video and podcasts, together with a variety of online resources to support student learning.
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|Year 7||Introducing myself||My family||My school||Where I live||Daily Routine||My identity|
|Technology||Leisure & sport||Food & drink||Healthy living||Holidays||In Paris|
If you would like further information about the topics and themes being taught please contact:
Mrs L.Richardson – Teacher of MFL
Key Stage 4
AQA GCSE (9-1) in Spanish (8698) or AQA GCSE (9-1) in French (8658)
At Key Stage 4, we continue to build on students’ skills from Key Stage 3. Students in Year 9 and Year 10 complete either AQA GCSE Spanish (8698) or AQA GCSE French (8658) in 2 years. At the end of this new GCSE course in year 10, students take a listening (25%), a reading (25%), a writing (25%) and a speaking (25%) examination. Each student completes all four exams at either foundation or higher level tier. Students in Y11 complete either AQA GCSE Spanish (8698) or AQA GCSE French (8658) in a one year intensive course.
GCSE Spanish or French are assessed in the following way at the end of the course:
|Reading examination (25%)||Listening examination (25%)|
|Speaking examination (25%)||Writing examination (25%)|
If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact:
Mrs L Richardson – Teacher of MFL
Enrichment Opportunities for MFL
Please see the current Academy Enrichment Programme Booklet for details of enrichment opportunities in this subject area.