Modern Foreign Languages

French at Studley High School

Staff

Mrs V Morgan BA (Hons)
Curriculum Area Leader
Spanish with French

Madame Y Tarby-Donald D.E.U.G.
French with Spanish

Ms J Lumley BA (Hons)
German with French

KS3 Overview

Year 6 students are given the choice of which language they would like to study at KS3, with a view to continuing with this language at KS4.

At KS3 students will practise the four skills of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing through the following topic areas:

Year 7

French – Studio course German – Stimmt! course Spanish – ¡Viva! course
C’est perso Meine Welt und ich Mi vida
Mon college Familie und Tiere Mi tiempo libre
Mes passetemps Freizeit – juhu! Mi insti
Ma zone Schule ist klasse! Mi familia y mis amigos
3…2…1…Partez! Gute Reise! Mi ciudad

Year 8

French – Studio course German – Stimmt! course Spanish – ¡Viva! course
T’es branchée? Ich liebe Ferien! Mis vacaciones
Paris, je t’adore! Bist du ein Medienfan? Todo sobre mi vida
Mon identité Bleib gesund! ¡A comer!
Chez moi, chez toi Klassenreisen machen Spaβ ¿Qué hacemos?
Quel talent?! Wir gehen aus Operación verano

 KS4

The exam board used is Pearson Edexcel and students are entered for either Foundation or Higher tier for four examinations in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Parts of these examinations will require students to translate from the target language into English and from English into the target language, as well as responding to authentic and literary texts which may have been adapted or abridged.

Below is an breakdown outlining how to succeed at each skill:

AO1 Listening – understand and respond to different types of spoken language 25%

  • Identify the overall message, key points, details and opinions
  • Deduce meaning from a variety of spoken texts
  • Recognise the relationship between past, present and future events
  • Recognise and respond to key information, important themes and ideas in spoken text, including authentic sources, adapted and abridged, as appropriate
  • Be able to answer questions, extract information, evaluate and draw conclusions.

AO2 Speaking – communicate and interact effectively in speech 25%

  • Convey information and narrate events coherently and confidently, using and adapting language for different purposes
  • Speak spontaneously, responding to unpredictable questions, points of view or situations, sustaining communication by using rephrasing or repair strategies.
  • Use a range of vocabulary and grammatical structures accurately with reference to past, present and future events.
  • Make creative and more complex use of language to express and justify their own thoughts and points of view.

AO3 Reading – understand and respond to different types of written language 25%

  • Identify the overall message of text, key points, details and opinions
  • Deduce meaning from a variety of written texts
  • Recognise the relationship between past, present and future events
  • Recognise and respond to key information, important themes and ideas in extended written texts and authentic sources, including some extracts from relevant or adapted literary texts
  • Demonstrate understanding by being able to scan for particular information, organise, and present relevant details, draw inferences in context and recognise implicit meaning where appropriate.

AO4 Writing – communicate in writing 25%

  • Students will need to make accurate use of a variety of vocabulary and grammatical structures and reference to past, present and future events

In addition, students at the Higher tier will need to:

  • use and adapt a variety of structures and vocabulary with accuracy and fluency, including using appropriate style and register
  • make independent, creative and more complex use of the language, as appropriate, to note down key points, express and justify individual thoughts and points of view in order to interest, inform or convince

MFL GCSEs are divided into 5 main themes, being:

Local area, holiday and travel

  • Holidays: preferences, experiences and destinations
  • Travel and tourist transactions: travel and accommodation; asking for help and dealing with problems; directions; eating out; shopping
  • Town, region and country: weather; places to see; things to do

Identity and culture

  • Who am I?: relationships; when I was younger; what my friends and family are like; what makes a good friend; interests; socialising with friends and family; role models
  • Daily life: customs and everyday life; food and drink; shopping; social media and technology (use of, advantages and disadvantages)
  • Cultural life: celebrations and festivals; reading; music; sport; film and television

School

  • What school is like: school types; school day; subjects; rules and pressures; celebrating success • School activities: school trips, events and exchanges

Future Aspirations, Study and Work

  • Using languages beyond the classroom: forming relationships; travel; employment
  • Ambitions: further study; volunteering; training
  • Work: jobs, careers and professions

International and global dimension

  • Bringing the world together: sports events; music events; campaigns and good causes
  • Environmental issues: being ‘green’; access to natural resources

 MFL Homework Policy 2016-17

Students will be set a weekly learning homework on which they will be tested the following week. Additionally, teachers will set a variety of other relevant homework during each term to practise Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing and Grammar skills based on teacher assessment of students’ progress.

Useful Revision Websites:

www.memrise.com

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

www.duolinguo.com

www.wordreference.com

www.language-gym.com

http://www.spanishdict.com/