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MFL

Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages form a very special and unique part of the school curriculum. Our aim is to enable students to develop a life-long love of language learning, linguistic skills and inter-cultural understanding across the federation. The studying of a foreign language increases pupils' knowledge, skills, understanding and appreciation of different cultures and people from other countries. It also encourages positive attitudes towards speakers of other languages, thus developing international citizenship and contributing to the core values of the school and the country. Languages require the use of different skills which can open many doors, both now and in the future. As well as learning a language, students increase in confidence, improve communication skills and learn to listen for both gist and detail, as well as thoroughly research and report both individually and as part of a team. The Modern Foreign Languages team strive to provide engaging lessons and experiences where all students are given opportunities to develop their communication skills, creativity, thinking skills and the ability to reflect on and learn from their mistakes. We are always looking to create new opportunities for students and we seek to make language learning useful, relevant and creative in today's society where culture and communication is so important. This includes extra-curricular trips, outside speakers, an international cinema club and we have also participated in the "host a German teacher" scheme. We offer French to all of our students and German to our higher attaining linguists. We also provide the language teaching at both of our federated primary schools as well.

KS3



Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Term 1

French

French

French

German

Self & Family

(Expo 1 Module 1&2)

Family & Home Life

(Expo 2 Module 1)

Descriptions & Interests

(Expo 3 Module 4)

Introductions

(EE 1 Module 1)

House & Home

(Expo 1 Module 3)

Freetime

(Expo 2 Module 2)

Descriptions & Interests

(Expo 3 Mod 4)

Family & Friends

(EE 1 Module 3)

Term 2

Town

(Expo 1 Module 4)

Going Out

(Expo 2 Module 3)

Health

(Expo 3 Module 3)

School

(EE1 Module 2)

School & Routine

(Expo 1 Module 5)

Food & Drink

(Expo 2 Module 4)

My Future

(Expo 3 Module 2)

Hobbies & Freetime

(EE1 Module 4)

Term 3

Verbs – present tense

Verbs (Past)

Holidays (Expo 3 Module 5)

House & Home (EE1 Module 5)

Hobbies

(Expo 1 Module 6)

Pocket Money & My Future

(Expo 2 Module 6)

 

Town & Region (EE1 Module 6)

GCSE French

What will I learn?
A GCSE in French is an incredibly useful qualification. As well as learning a language, you will increase your confidence, improve your communication skills and learn to listen for both gist and detail, as well thoroughly researching and reporting both individually and as part of a team.

You will study the language through the following themes:
• Identity and Culture
• Local, National, International and Global Issues
• Current and Future Study and Employment

How will I learn?
The course will allow you to access the language and actively learn via a wide range of authentic resources such as websites, magazine articles and TV clips, and using a variety of learning methods and styles. All four language-learning skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) will be developed and assessed.

Students will do lots of spoken work as well as focusing on learning vocabulary and grammar. We seek to develop their ability to use language independently so that they can write and talk about topics which interest them.

How will I be assessed?
GCSE French is assessed by 100% examination at the end of year 11.
Listening (25%)
Speaking (25%) – role play, discussing a photo and general conversation
Reading (25%)
Writing (25%) – writing in French, including translation
The new grading system of 1-9 will be applied and there is the option of taking the GCSE at
either foundation (grades 1-5) or higher (grades 4-9) level.

What can I progress to?
Studying languages to GCSE and beyond develops communication skills. Language knowledge can be useful in many areas, including business, tourism, education, medicine, journalism, law and industry. In order to take a GCSE in French to AS or A2 level, a level 6 or above at GCSE will be considered necessary. Students should note that if they are considering Higher Education courses, some universities may insist on a GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language WHATEVER
the course students wish to take.

It is also worth noting that a French GCSE counts towards the EBacc qualification.

GCSE German

What will I learn?
A GCSE in German is an incredibly useful qualification. As well as learning a language, you will increase your confidence, improve your communication skills and learn to listen for both gist and detail, as well thoroughly researching and reporting both individually and as part of a team.

You will study the language through the following themes:
• Identity and Culture
• Local, National, International and Global Issues
• Current and Future Study and Employment

How will I learn?
The course will allow you to access the language and actively learn via a wide range of authentic resources such as websites, magazine articles and TV clips, and using a variety of learning methods and styles. All four language learning skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) will be developed and
assessed. Students will do lots of spoken work as well as focusing on learning vocabulary and grammar.

We seek to develop their ability to use language independently so that they can write and talk about topics which interest them.

How will I be assessed?
GCSE German is assessed by 100% examination at the end of year 11.
Listening (25%)
Speaking (25%) – role play, discussing a photo and general conversation
Reading (25%)
Writing (25%) – writing in German, including translation
The new grading system of 1-9 will be applied and there is the option of taking the GCSE at
either foundation (grades 1-5) or higher (grades 4-9) level.

What can I progress to?
Studying languages to GCSE and beyond develops communication skills. Language knowledge can be useful in many areas, including business, tourism, education, medicine, journalism, law and industry.

In order to take a GCSE in German to AS or A2 level, a level 6 or above at GCSE will be considered necessary. Students should note that if they are considering Higher Education courses, some universities may insist on a GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language WHATEVER the course students wish to take.

It is also worth noting that a German GCSE counts towards the EBacc qualification.

Further Information

Mrs Erwin
Email: kerwin@aylestone.hereford.sch.uk