Languages

IMG_6325Subject Leader: A Wolstencroft

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

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 1Language bridge and basicsLanguage bridge and basics

Year 8

French

German

Spanish (beginner)

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

Clothes and clothes shopping

School
Term 4Project ( school / around the world in 80 days)Project (School)House and home
Term 5Films and TVFilms and TVTown
Term 6Holiday plansHoliday plansFree 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 1TourismLocal environment

Edexcel

Term 2HealthThe environment
Term 3World issuesFree time and activities
Term 4Revision of common topics

Out and about

Customer service and transactions

Controlled Assessments Exam preparation
Term 5Revision of common topics

Personal information

Future plans, education and work

Revision
Term 6Exam preparation and examsExam 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.

Useful website links:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/languages-for-life

Curriculum Intent Organisers:

To set out the intent of our curriculum for each subject and each unit of knowledge, we produce Curriculum Intent Organisers (CIOs). The following links lead to the CIO section of our website where this intent can be explored by year group:

Year 7 – https://www.coombedean.co.uk/curriculum-intent-year-7-mfl-2/

Year 8 – https://www.coombedean.co.uk/curriculum-intent-year-8-mfl-2/

Year 9 – https://www.coombedean.co.uk/curriculum-intent-year-9-mfl-2/

Year 10 – https://www.coombedean.co.uk/curriculum-intent-year-10-mfl/

Year 11 – https://www.coombedean.co.uk/curriculum-intent-year-11-mfl/

Upcoming Events

  • Years 11, 12 and 13 Parents' Evening - Timings TBC 11/11/2020 at 3:15 pm – 8:45 pm
  • Post 16 Options Evening - Timings TBC 03/12/2020 at 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm
  • Year 11 Parents' Evening - Timings TBC 11/01/2021 at 3:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Themes of Interest