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Modern Foreign Languages

Year 7

This year, year 7 will have the fantastic opportunity to study two languages. They will begin the year with three terms of French, followed by three terms of Spanish. In each language, they will expand upon their knowledge from Primary school with numbers, months and basic introduction phrases. Then they will add to this with school subjects, school bag items, family members, pets and opinions. Throughout their studying of both languages the will be continuously assessed on their four main language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing. Each term, they will be completing writing assessments which mirror the new GCSE exams, testing their ability to write in the language with no support, as well as a reading and listening exam based on the topic they are studying. At the end of the year, all pupils will then choose their preferred language to continue through to GCSE options.

 

Year 8 French

This year, year 8 will be studying the language they chose at the end of year 7. As your son/daughter chose French, this is the language they will continue through to their GCSE options. This year they will be studying; free time and hobbies, school, holidays and a culture topic focused on Paris. Each term, pupils will be completing a writing assessment in preparation for the new GCSE specification writing exam, as well as a listening and reading assessment. In addition, pupils will be assessed on the new style speaking examination twice throughout the year.

 

Year 8 Spanish

This year, year 8 will be studying the language they chose at the end of year 7. As your son/daughter chose Spanish, this is the language they will continue through to their GCSE options. This year they will be studying; free time and hobbies, all about their town, holidays and food (including the opportunity to taste authentic Spanish cuisine). Each term, pupils will be completing a writing assessment in preparation for the new GCSE specification writing exam, as well as a listening and reading assessment. In addition, pupils will be assessed on the new style speaking examination twice throughout the year.

 

Year 9 French

This year, our year 9 will be beginning their GCSE experience with a baseline test, focused on their reading skills. This test will then inform their teacher of the areas of strength and areas of development for each pupil.  This year they will be studying; All about me (a module covering personal descriptions and family), going out, free time and hobbies, they will then end the year with their first module from the GCSE syllabus. At the end of each topic, pupils will be tested on their listening, reading and writing skills, and every other term they will be assessed on the new style speaking examination.

 

Year 9 Spanish

This year, our year 9 will be beginning their GCSE experience with a baseline test, focused on their reading skills. This test will then inform their teacher of the areas of strength and areas of development for each pupil.  This year they will be studying; holidays, All about my life (a module covering personal descriptions and family), food (including the opportunity to sample Spanish cuisine), and they will finish the year with sports and hobbies. At the end of each topic, pupils will be tested on their listening, reading and writing skills, and every other term they will be assessed on the new style speaking examination.

 

Year 10 French

Year 10 will begin their GCSE French experience with a baseline test in three parts; listening, reading and writing. This baseline will inform their teacher of the areas of strength and areas of development for each pupil, enabling pupils to begin personalised revision from the offset. Pupils will then undertake two weeks of key skills revision, ensuring that all pupils are well prepared for beginning the first GCSE topic. In French, they will begin with Who am I? (A module covering personal descriptions and family), free time and hobbies, daily routine, all about their town and they will finish the year with holidays. At the end of each topic, pupils will be tested on their listening, reading and writing skills, and every other term they will be assessed on the new style speaking examination.

Year 10 Spanish

Year 10 will begin their GCSE Spanish experience with a baseline test in three parts; listening, reading and writing. This baseline will inform their teacher of the areas of strength and areas of development for each pupil, enabling pupils to begin personalised revision from the offset. Pupils will then undertake two weeks of key skills revision, ensuring that all pupils are well prepared for beginning the first GCSE topic. For those studying Spanish, they begin with the topics of holidays and school, then finish the year with two topics focused on free time, hobbies and technology. At the end of each topic, pupils will be tested on their listening, reading and writing skills, and every other term they will be assessed on the new style speaking examination.

 

Year 11 French

In their final year of GCSE study, as pupils build up towards their examinations, they will begin the year with a topic focused on their town. They will then continue with holidays, school, work, and they will finish the year with global issues. In term 5, prior to their examinations, pupils will begin a personalised revision module based on their results from end of unit exams and PPEs throughout the year. At the end of each topic, pupils will be tested on their listening, reading and writing skills, and every other term they will be assessed on the new style speaking examination.

 

Year 11 Spanish

In their final year of GCSE study, as pupils build up towards their examinations, they will begin the year with a topic focused on their town. They will then continue with a topic looking at culture and customs (where they will have the opportunity to sample authentic Spanish cuisine), world of work and the environment. In term 5, prior to their examinations, pupils will begin a personalised revision module based on their results from end of unit exams and PPEs throughout the year. At the end of each topic, pupils will be tested on their listening, reading and writing skills, and every other term they will be assessed on the new style speaking examination.