Modern Foreign Languages

The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied. 

 

Overall pupils will be taught to:

  • Use grammar and vocabulary
  • Identify and use tenses or other structures which convey the present, past and future as appropriate to the language being studied.
  • Use and manipulate a variety of key grammatical structures and patterns, including voices and moods, as appropriate.
  • Develop and use a wide-ranging and deepening vocabulary that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, allowing them to give and justify opinions and take part in discussion about wider issues.
  • Use accurate grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Linguistic competence
  • Listen to a variety of forms of spoken language to obtain information and respond appropriately.
  • Transcribe words and short sentences that they hear with increasing accuracy
  • Initiate and develop conversations, coping with familiar and unfamiliar language.
  • Expressing and developing ideas clearly with increasing accuracy, both orally and in writing.
  • Speak with increasingly accurate pronunciation and intonation.
  • Read and show comprehension of original and adapted materials.
  • Read literary texts in the language such as stories, poems and songs, to develop creative expression and expand understanding of the language and culture.

 

Spanish

Year 7

Introducing yourself/Numbers/Days/Months

Classroom objects/Instructions/Dates/Plurals/Opinions

Family/talking about family/numbers 30-100/age/pets and opinions

Personality/describing yourself and others/colours/adjectives

School subjects/routine/Time/extended opinions

Year 8

Where you live/weather/Directions/Building/Cultural Spain/Describing where you live/Opinions good and bad/describing what there is to do and talking about hobbies. Describing House/Home and Free time.

Year 9

Free time and weekends/Daily routine /Holidays/Food and Healthy living/Eating out/Parts of the body/Shopping/Clothes

 

French

Year 7

Introducing yourself/Classroom instructions/Objects/Birthdays/Cultural France/Where you live/Talking about family /pets/Likes and dislikes/House/Clothes

Year 8

Weather/Sports/Weekend/Town/Daily routine/Cultural research/School subjects/Time/Food

Year 9

Shopping/Special Occasions/Ailments/Healthy living/French speaking countries

 

Urdu

Year 9

Personal information/numbers/days/dates/food and restaurant/school/holidays/family/weather and shopping

 

 

French

KEY STAGE 4

What qualification will the course lead to? GCSE

Which Examination Board? AQA

Course content

This GCSE will help students develop their French language skills in a variety of contexts and a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where French is spoken.  Students will be able to write and speak French and understand French when it is written down or spoken.  Students will use CD/DVD, interactive whiteboard, computer programmes and a great deal of authentic printed material. 

How will students be assessed?

Exam: Listening in Year 11 worth 20%

              Reading in Year 11 worth 20%

Controlled assessment -  Speaking in Year 10 and Year 11 worth 30% - 2 assessments

Controlled assessment - Writing in Year 10 and Year 11 worth 30% - 2 pieces of written work

 

 

Spanish

Key Stage 4

What qualification will the course lead to? GCSE

Which Examination Board? AQA

Course content

This GCSE will help students develop their Spanish language skills in a variety of contexts and a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken.  Students will be able to write and speak Spanish and understand Spanish when it is written down or spoken.  Students will use CD/DVD, interactive whiteboard, computer programmes and a great deal of authentic printed material. 

How will students be assessed?

Exam: Listening in Year 11 worth 20%

              Reading in Year 11 worth 20%

Controlled assessment – Speaking in Year 10 and Year 11 worth 30% - 2 assessments

Controlled assessment - Writing in Year 10 and Year 11 worth 30% - 2 pieces of written work

 

Urdu

key stage 4

What qualification will the course lead to? GCSE

Which Examination Board? Edexcel

Course content

This GCSE will help students develop their Urdu language skills in a variety of contexts and a broad understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Urdu is spoken.  Students will be able to write and speak Urdu and understand Urdu when it is written down or spoken.  Students will use CD/DVD, interactive whiteboard, computer programmes and a great deal of authentic printed material. 

How will students be assessed?

Exam: Listening in Year 11 worth 20%

              Reading in Year 11 worth 20%

Controlled assessment - Speaking in Year 10 and Year 11 worth 30% - 2 assessments

Controlled assessment - Writing in Year 10 and Year 11 worth 30% - 2 pieces of written work