Languages

IMG_6325Subject Leader: A Wolstencroft

Subject Team: S Koehler-Lewis, V Koehler-Lewis and C Gonedec

General Subject Statement:

As new technology brings people closer together across the globe, studying a language like French, German or Spanish becomes ever more important in preparing yourselves for living and working in the 21st Century. Learning a new language is fun, a valuable life skill, and also teaches you about other cultures.  Knowing another language can boost your career prospects and your quality of life, especially when studied at GCSE and A level. It will also provide you with the necessary skills to learn whatever other language you might need in the course of your professional and personal life.

Key Stage 3

Year 7

French

German

Term 1 Language bridge and basics Language bridge and basics

Year 8

French

German

Spanish (beginner)

Term 1 Food House and home (mein Zuhause – Echo 1 chapter 5) Greetings
Personal information
Spanish phonics
Term 2 Clothes Town ( Stadt und Land  – Echo 1 chap 6) Family
Term 3 Town and home Planning activities ( revision of activities / accepting, turning down invitations / planning an exchange visit)

Clothes and clothes shopping

School
Term 4 Project ( school / around the world in 80 days) Project (School) House and home
Term 5 Films and TV Films and TV Town
Term 6 Holiday plans Holiday plans Free time and hobbies

Year 9

GCSE  FRENCH / GERMAN / SPANISH

Exam board: AQA

Term 1 (Sept-Oct)

Topic 1.1a: Relationships with family and friends

Term 2 (Nov-Dec)

Topic 1.4: customs and festivals in french-speaking countries / communities

Term 3 (Jan-Feb)

Topic 1.3a: Music

Topic 1.3b: Cinema and TV

(film)

Term 4 (Feb-March-April)

Topic 3.1: my studies

Term 5 (Apr-May)

Topic 1.3c: Food and eating

Topic 1.3d: Sport

Term 6 (June-July)

Topic 2.4: Travel and tourism

Key Stage 4

Year 10

GCSE  FRENCH / GERMAN Exam board: AQA
Term 1 (Sept-Oct)

Topic 1.1a: Relationships with family and friends

Topic 2.1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Term 2 (Nov-Dec)

Topic 3.1: my studies

Topic 1.3a: Music

Topic 1.3b: Cinema and TV

Topic 1.3c: Food and eating

Topic 1.3d: Sport

Term 3 (Jan-Feb)

Topic 2.2b: Healthy/ unhealthy living

Topic 3.2: Life at school/college

Term 4 (Feb-March-April)

Topic 1.4: customs and festivals in french-speaking countries / communities

Topic 2.4: Travel and tourism

   

Term 5 (Apr-May)

Topic 3.3: education post 16

Term 6 (June-July)

Topic 1.1b: Marriage/ partnership

Speaking and writing skills will be examined via Controlled Assessments which will be taken at the end of a module, at the class teacher’s discretion. Controlled Assessments are worth 60% of the final GCSE grade.

Reading and listening skills will be assessed in class and during the mock year 10 exams.

 

Year 11

French

German

Exam Board

Term 1 Tourism Local environment

Edexcel

Term 2 Health The environment
Term 3 World issues Free time and activities
Term 4 Revision of common topics

Out and about

Customer service and transactions

Controlled Assessments Exam preparation
Term 5 Revision of common topics

Personal information

Future plans, education and work

Revision
Term 6 Exam preparation and exams Exam preparation and exams

Speaking and writing skills will be examined via Controlled Assessments which will be taken at the end of a module, at the class teacher’s discretion. Controlled Assessments are worth 60% of the final GCSE grade. Reading and listening skills will be assessed in class and during the mock Year 10 exams.

Speaking and writing skills will be examined via Controlled Assessments which will be taken at the end of a module, at the class teacher’s discretion. Controlled Assessments are worth 60% of the final GCSE grade. Reading and listening skills will be assessed in class and during the mock Year 11 exams. A final exam worth 40% of the final GCSE grade will take place in the summer term and will figure in the student’s examination timetable.