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Course Title: Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish and French)

Year 7 and 8

The MFL Department offers all students in Year 7 and year 8 the opportunity to study Spanish. This language is studied until the end of Year 8 for all students and can be studied further as an option in Year 9,10 and 11. French is a fast track option at GCSE for talented linguists and students who have prior KS3 French from a previous school.

MFL teaching stretches beyond the classroom and students have the opportunity to attend MFL Spelling Bee club, MFL ICT club, work with our native Spanish speaking Language Assistant to improve pronunciation and each year in September the department also hosts a whole school event to celebrate European Day of Languages. In 2015 there was an MFL department trip to Normandy in France and in 2016 we visited Andalucia in the South of Spain.

Year 7 and 8 Medium term plan

Extra support at home
www.linguascope.co.uk
Revise vocabulary, complete interactive games and printable worksheets are available. New words can be written in vocabulary book.

www.languagesonline.org.uk
Vocabulary revision (each students has a small beige book with new words to learn)
Grammar practice (see medium term plan for grammar points to be covered in the year)
Extension tasks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/

 

 Years 9, 10 and 11

Spanish
Examination Board:
Year 11 WJEC
http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/spanish/spanish-gcse/
Year 9 and 10 EDUQAS
http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/spanish/gcse/

Entry requirements: Students should ideally have achieved a highly in Year 7 and 8 Spanish.
Course Aims: If you enjoy communicating with other people, finding out how language works and learning about different countries and cultures, studying GCSE Spanish is an excellent choice for you! It is also one of the subjects under The English Baccalaureate. The aim of the course is:
-To develop an understanding of the language in a variety of contexts.
-To develop knowledge of the language and language learning skills which are highly recognised as transferable skills.
-To develop the ability to communicate effectively in the language and develop awareness of countries and communities where the language is spoken.

Year 9 and 10 Course Description:
The course is divided into four units all of which are an end of course examination.
Unit 1: Listening (25%)
Unit 2: Speaking (25%)
Unit 3 Reading (25%)
Unit 4: Writing (25%)

Year 9
Year 10

Year 11 Course Description
The course is divided into four units.
Unit 1: Listening (20%) Summer Exam
Unit 2: Speaking (30%) Controlled Assessment
Unit 3 Reading (20%) Summer Exam
Unit 4: Writing (30%) Controlled Assessment

 

How will I learn: Over the course you will study a variety of exciting topics under the wider con-texts of Identity and Culture, Local, National, International and Global Areas of interest, current and future study and employment. You will develop a confidence to communicate in Spanish; both orally and written. You will also gain proficiency in reading and understanding spoken Spanish, both essential elements for communication and are highly recognised transferable skills. These are examined in final exams at the end of the course. Homework is set weekly and learning vocabulary is an essential part of success at GCSE.

Possible Career Pathways: People with language skills and knowledge are highly thought of in the modern world. They stand out as talented and successful people, with broad and exciting horizons. Taking GCSE Spanish means you will be able to:
- Study A LEVEL Spanish courses
- Be in a stronger position to get a job in companies with international links or improve employability if you would like to work abroad
- Be able to pursue a wide variety of careers.
Careers using modern foreign languages include: Cabin Crew, Immigration Officer, Diplomatic Service, Hotel Manager, Interpreter, Translator, Language Teacher, Tourism Officer, Travel Courier, Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Journalist, European Officer and many more.

KS4 Spanish medium term plan

 

French
Examination Board: WJEC
http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/french/french-gcse/
Students should ideally have achieved a highly in French or Spanish at Key Stage 3.
Course Aims: If you enjoy communicating with other people, finding out how language works and learning about different countries and cultures, studying GCSE French is an excellent choice for you! It is also one of the subjects under The English Baccalaureate. The aim of the course is:
- To develop an understanding of the language in a variety of contexts.
- To develop knowledge of the language and language learning skills which are highly recognised as transferable skills.
- To develop the ability to communicate effectively in the language and develop awareness of countries and communities where the language is spoken.

 

Year 11 Course Description
The course is divided into four units.
Unit 1: Listening (20%) Summer Exam
Unit 2: Speaking (30%) Controlled Assessment
Unit 3 Reading (20%) Summer Exam
Unit 4: Writing (30%) Controlled Assessment

 

How will I learn: Over the course you will study a variety of exciting topics under the wider con-texts of Identity and Culture, Local, National, International and Global Areas of interest, current and future study and employment . You will develop a confidence to communicate in French; both orally and written. You will also gain proficiency in reading and understanding spoken French; both essential elements for communication and are highly recognised transferable skills. These are all examined in final exams at the end of the course. Homework is set weekly and learning vocabulary is an essential part of success at GCSE.

Possible Career Pathways: People with language skills and knowledge are highly thought of in the modern world. They stand out as talented and successful people, with broad and exciting horizons. Taking GCSE French means you
will be able to:
-study A LEVEL French courses.
-be in a stronger position to get a job in companies with international links or improve employability if you would like to work abroad
- be able to pursue a wide variety of careers.
Careers using modern foreign languages include:
Cabin Crew, Immigration Officer, Diplomatic
Service, Hotel Manager, Interpreter, Translator, Language Teacher, Tourism Officer, Travel Courier, Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Journalist, European Officer and many more.

KS4 French medium term plan


Extra support at home
Past papers from the WJEC website
Use past papers from other exam boards eg AQA, EDXCEL