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MFL

Year 7

Content Overview

There are 9 units at KS3. Units 1 – 3 are covered in year 7 along with all the necessary grammar to allow students to develop and build th eir language skills.

Unit 1 – The basics

  • my family and I
  • pets and descriptions
  • -likes and dislikes

Unit 2 – School and free time

  • school subjects and opinions
  • time
  • sports and hobbies
  • clothes - food

Unit 3 – House and home

  • areas where we live
  • descriptions of our home
  • more complex opinions
  • prepositions

Assessment

There are weekly vocabulary / grammar tests for all students to ensure that they are confident with new language and skills.

All four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) are assessed continuously both formally and informally in the classroom. There are formal tests at the end of each unit which students are expected to revise for.

Students work through I can statements throughout the unit so that they can track their own progress and know what they need to practice next.

Extra-Curricular Activities

MFL club on each Wednesday at lunchtime to practice language skills or for those who want to catch up.

Year 8

Content Overview

There are 9 units at KS3. Units 4 – 6 are covered in year 8 along with all the necessary grammar to allow students to develop and build th eir language skills.

Unit 4 – In town

  • places and shops
  • going shopping
  • things to do
  • directions

Unit 5 – Holidays

  • times of year
  • weather
  • holiday destinations
  • places to stay
  • holiday activities

Unit 6 – Health

  • parts of the body
  • ailments
  • healthy and unhealthy eating

Assessment

There are weekly vocabulary / grammar tests for all students to ensure that they are confident with new language and skills.

All four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) are assessed continuously both formally and informally in the classroom. There are formal tests at the end of each unit which students are expected to revise for.

Students work through I can statements throughout the unit so that they can track their own progress and know what they need to practice next.

Extra-Curricular Activities

MFL club take place each Wednesday during lunchtime to practice language skills or for those who want to catch up.

Christmas markets trip to Cologne.

Year 9

Content Overview

There are 9 units at KS3. Units 7 – 9 are covered in year 9 along with all the necessary grammar to allow students to develop and build th eir language skills.

Unit 7 – Media

  • TV programmes
  • using social media
  • free time activities
  • music preferences

Unit 8 – Lifestyle

  • daily routine
  • clothes and fashion opinions
  • national events

Unit 9 – The world around me

  • daily life and issues in French / German speaking countries
  • comparisons with schools

Assessment

There are weekly vocabulary / grammar tests for all students to ensure that they are confident with new language and skills.

All four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) are assessed continuously both formally and informally in the classroom. There are formal tests at the end of each unit which students are expected to revise for.

Students work through I can statements throughout the unit so that they can track their own progress and know what they need to practice next.

Extra-Curricular Activities

MFL club on held on a Wednesday at lunchtime to practice language skills or for those who want to catch up.

Christmas markets trip to Cologne.

Year 10 & 11 (French)

Content Overview

There are 5 units for GCSE language, all of which build on prior learning from KS3. Vocabulary is repeated and then extended and the complex ity of vocabulary increases as the course develops.

Grammar is structured into all lessons and is fundamental fo r a successful language learner. It is practiced regularly throughout the course.

The following is a brief overview of the topic areas which are taught at GCSE level:-

Year 10 – Unit 1

Identity and Culture

  • family and friends
  • relationships
  • what makes a good friend
  • when I was younger
  • interests and going out
  • customs and everyday life
  • using media and technology

Year 10 – Unit 2

Local area, holiday and travel

  • holiday preferences, destinations and experiences
  • travel
  • accommodation
  • dealing with problems
  • eating out and shopping
  • weather
  • places to see and things to do

Year 10 – Unit 3

School

  • school types
  • school day
  • subjects
  • rules and pressures
  • success in school
  • school trips / events and exchanges

Year 11 – Unit 4

Further aspirations, study and work

  • forming relationships
  • travel
  • further study
  • volunteering
  • training and experience
  • jobs, careers and professions

Year 11 – Unit 5

International and global dimensions

  • sports events
  • music events
  • campaigns and good causes
  • being green
  • access to natural resources

The last term in Year 11 allows time to recap and revise in preparation for the final exams.

Assessment

2017 Assessments will consist of 4 papers:

  • Paper 1: Listening and understanding in French
  • Paper 2: Speaking in French - Controlled Coursework
  • Paper 3: Reading & Understanding in French
  • Paper 4: Writing in French - Controlled Coursework

2018 Assessments will consist of 4 papers:

  • Paper 1: Listening and understanding in French
  • Paper 2: Speaking in French
  • Paper 3: Reading & Understanding in French
  • Paper 4: Writing in French

Extra-Curricular Activities

Residential trip to Paris in the summer term.

Year 10 & 11 (German)

Content Overview

There are 5 units for GCSE language, all of which build on prior learning from KS3. Vocabulary is repeated and then extended and the complex ity of vocabulary increases as the course develops.

Grammar is structured into all lessons and is fundamental fo r a successful language learner. It is practiced regularly throughout the course.

The following is a brief overview of the topic areas which are taught at GCSE level:

Year 10 – Unit 1

Identity and Culture

  • family and friends
  • relationships
  • what makes a good friend
  • when I was younger
  • interests and going out
  • customs and everyday life
  • using media and technology

Year 10 – Unit 2

Local area, holiday and travel

  • holiday preferences, destinations and experiences
  • travel
  • accommodation
  • dealing with problems
  • eating out and shopping
  • weather
  • places to see and things to do

Year 10 – Unit 3

School

  • school types
  • school day
  • subjects
  • rules and pressures
  • success in school
  • school trips / events and exchanges

Year 11 – Unit 4

Further aspirations, study and work

  • forming relationships
  • travel
  • further study
  • volunteering
  • training and experience
  • jobs, careers and professions

Year 11 – Unit 5

International and global dimensions

  • sports events
  • music events
  • campaigns and good causes
  • being green
  • access to natural resources

The last term in Year 11 allows time to recap and revise in preparation for the final exams.

Assessment

2017 Assessments will consist of 4 papers:

  • Paper 1: Listening and understanding in German
  • Paper 2: Speaking in German - Controlled Coursework
  • Paper 3: Reading & Understanding in German
  • Paper 4: Writing in German - Controlled Coursework

2018 Assessments will consist of 4 papers:

  • Paper 1: Listening and understanding in German
  • Paper 2: Speaking in German
  • Paper 3: Reading & Understanding in German
  • Paper 4: Writing in German

Extra-Curricular Activities

Christmas markets trip to Cologne in Nov / Dec.