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Modern Foreign Languages KS3 Curriculum
GCSE French KS4 Curriculum
GCSE Spanish KS4 Curriculum

Modern Foreign Languages KS3 Curriculum

Year 7

Content / Topics

Introducing myself

Family and friends

Describing myself and others

School; subjects, uniform, teachers, rules, facilities

Where I live; house & home, local area

Skills Taught

Pupils will be taught to listen and read for gist and detail in the present tense leading into the future tenses. They will learn to talk and write about each of the topics outlined above and give & justify their opinions about them.

 

In addition, pupils will learn about the cultural differences between schools in Britain and those in Europe and where people live.

Memory skills will be continuously developed through vocab learning and each student will take part in the national Spelling Bee competition.

Year 8

Content / Topics

Free time & hobbies

Daily Routine

Media

Making social arrangements

Food & Drink

Eating out

Shopping

Healthy Living

Skills Taught

Pupils will be taught to listen and read for detail in the present, past and future tenses. They will learn to talk and write about each of the topics outlined above in all three tenses and give & justify their opinions about them.

 

In addition, pupils will learn about the cultural differences between eating habits & shopping in Britain and those in Europe.

 

They will have a working knowledge of Euros and European clothes/shoes sizes. They will also learn about different TV, radio and media

 

GCSE French KS4 Curriculum

Exam Board : AQA

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658

If you require any further information regarding GCSE French please see Mrs Otterburn.

The ability to communicate with our European neighbours is a skill that is extremely important and highly valued by colleges, universities and businesses. Studying a GCSE language helps students develop their language skills in a variety of contexts and develop a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where the languages are spoken.

It encourages enjoyment of language learning and the recognition that language skills enable students to take their place in a multi-lingual global society.

Having a language GCSE opens the door to many careers including Law, Tourism, Engineering, Science, Banking, Education, Health and Leisure, Media ... the list is endless!

Students will study the following three themes:

Theme 1 – Identity and Culture

Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Theme 3 – Current and future study and employment

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free time activities
  • Customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Home town, neighbourhood and town
  • Social issues
  • Global issues
  • Travel and Tourism
  • My studies
  • Life at school / college
  • Education post-16
  • Career choices and ambitions

The aim of GCSE in French is to enable students of all abilities to develop their language skills to their full potential, equipping students with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. This course will stimulate your cultural knowledge whilst developing language and communication skills.

The GCSE course is linear which means that students will sit their exams at the end of the two year course. Each of the four elements is worth 25% of the overall grade. (The speaking assessment will take place in a 5 week window during April / May 2019).

Paper 1: Listening

Paper 2: Speaking

Paper 3: Reading

Paper 4:
Writing

What is assessed?

Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language.

What is assessed?

Communicating and interacting effectively.

What is assessed?

Understanding and responding to different types of written language.

What is assessed?

Communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes.

Questions

Section A – questions and answers in English

Section B – questions and answers in French

Questions

Role play

Photo card

Conversation

Questions

Section A – questions and answers in English

Section B – questions and answers in French

Section C – translation from French into English

Questions

Vary in nature and difficulty according to tier, but both tiers will have a structured written task and a translation from English into French.

How is the course assessed?

There are two tiers of entry for GCSE French; Higher (grades 9-5) and Foundation (grades 4-1). Students must take all four question papers at the same tier; it is not possible to mix.

Progression

Both Greenhead College and New College offer French at A level, and the AQA board is seen as the ideal stepping stone to advanced study of languages.

Key Websites

The work you do in class will be supported by consolidation tasks using the following websites:

www.linguascope.com

www.kerboodle.com

www.textivate.com

Career opportunities in learning a language include: Working for United Nations/European Union; Law; Insurance; Banking; Sales & Marketing; Transport; Tourism; Public Sector; Teacher; Teaching English as a Foreign Language; Working overseas; Linguist; Government Interpreter.

 

GCSE Spanish KS4 Curriculum

Exam Board AQA 

If you require any further information regarding GCSE Spanish please see Mrs Otterburn.

The ability to communicate with our European neighbours is a skill that is extremely important and highly valued by colleges, universities and businesses.

Studying a GCSE language helps students develop their language skills in a variety of contexts and develop a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where the languages are spoken.

It encourages enjoyment of language learning and the recognition that language skills enable students to take their place in a multi-lingual global society.

Having a language GCSE opens the door to many careers including Law, Tourism, Engineering, Science, Banking, Education, Health and Leisure, Media ... the list is endless!

Students will study the following three themes:

Theme 1 – Identity and Culture

Theme 2 – Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Theme 3 – Current and future study and employment

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free time activities
  • Customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries
  • Home town, neighbourhood and town
  • Social issues
  • Global issues
  • Travel and Tourism
  • My studies
  • Life at school / college
  • Education post-16
  • Career choices and ambitions

The aim of GCSE in Spanish is to enable students of all abilities to develop their language skills to their full potential, equipping students with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. This course will stimulate your cultural knowledge whilst developing language and communication skills.

The GCSE course is linear which means that students will sit their exams at the end of the two year course. Each of the four elements is worth 25% of the overall grade. (The speaking assessment will take place in a 5 week window during April / May 2019).

Paper 1:
Listening

Paper 2: Speaking

Paper 3:
Reading

Paper 4:
Writing

What is assessed?

Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language.

What is assessed?

Communicating and interacting effectively.

What is assessed?

Understanding and responding to different types of written language.

What is assessed?

Communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes.

Questions

Section A – questions and answers in English

Section B – questions and answers in Spanish

Questions

Role play

Photo card

Conversation

Questions

Section A – questions and answers in English

Section B – questions and answers in Spanish

Section C – translation from Spanish into English

Questions

Vary in nature and difficulty according to tier, but both tiers will have a structured written task and a translation from English into Spanish.

How is the course assessed?

There are two tiers of entry for GCSE Spanish; Higher (grades 9-5) and Foundation (grades 4-1). Students must take all four question papers at the same tier; it is not possible to mix.

Progression

Both Greenhead College and New College offer Spanish at A level, and the AQA board is seen as the ideal stepping stone to advanced study of languages.

Key Websites

The work you do in class will be supported by consolidation tasks using the following websites:

www.linguascope.com

www.kerboodle.com

www.textivate.com

Career opportunities in learning a language include: Working for United Nations/European Union; Law; Insurance; Banking; Sales & Marketing; Transport; Tourism; Public Sector; Teacher; Teaching English as a Foreign Language; Working overseas; Linguist; Government Interpreter.