Modern Foreign Languages

Why is the subject important?

Learning a foreign language awakens students’ interests to other cultures and deepens their understanding of the wider world. Students will develop their communicative skills by learning to express their ideas and thoughts in the target language, and will also develop creativity and problem solving skills as they find new ways of understanding and communicating messages. Learning a language at school increases students’ confidence and sets them up for life as global citizens; it equips students to study and work in other countries and provides the foundations for learning further languages in the future.

Year 7

What will I be studying?

  • Family and pets
  • Personality and appearance
  • Describing school
  • Describing food
  • Routines and plans for the future
  • Online activities

Career Links

Careers  – The importance of education in future careers choices, career pathways in education.

Employability skills – Gaining a deeper understanding of cultural differences, exploring the links between healthy eating and wellbeing.

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed in two of the four skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) at the end of each Term.

Knowledge Organisers

  • Family and pets (Term 1)
  • Personality and appearance (Term 2)
  • Describing school (Term 3)
  • Describing food (Term 4)
  • Routines and plans for the future (Term 5)
  • Online activities (Term 6)

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Film, TV and reading
  • Sport and hobbies
  • My town
  • My house
  • Holidays

Career Links

Careers  – Careers in film and TV, career pathways in a foreign country.

Employability skills – Gaining a deeper understanding of cultural differences, identifying and understanding potentially harmful media behavior.

How will I be assessed?

Students are assessed in two of the four skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing) at the end of each Term.

Knowledge Organisers

  • Film, TV and reading (Term 1)
  • Sport and hobbies (Term 2)
  • My town (Term 3)
  • My house (Term 4)
  • Holidays (Term 5)
  • Consolidation (Term 6)

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Relationships
  • Free time activities
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Customs and Festivals

Career Links

Careers  – Visit from Leeds university about careers in languages, career pathways in a foreign country.

Employability skills – Using the internet responsibly and recognizing online risks, understanding the characteristics of healthy relationships.

How will I be assessed?

Students are formally assessed three times throughout the year. Each time they will be assessed in two of the four skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing).

Knowledge Organisers

  • Relationships (Term 1)
  • Free time activities (Term 2)
  • Technology in everyday life (Term 3)
  • Technology in everyday life (Term 4)
  • Customs and Festivals (Term 5)
  • Customs and Festivals (Term 6)

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Theme 1: Identity and culture
  • Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
  • Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

GCSE (French & Spanish)

Career Links

Careers  – The importance of education in future career choices, qualifications in different countries, career pathways in education, studying the advantages of different careers.

Employability skills – Gaining a deeper understanding of cultural differences, exploring the advantages of voluntary work and volunteering opportunities.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed across four GCSE papers based on the following skills:-

  • Listening (25%)
  • Speaking (25%)
  • Reading (25%)
  • Writing (25%)

Which examination board am I following?

Exam Board: AQA

Specification: 8658

Website: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

What will I be studying?

  • Theme 1: Identity and culture
  • Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
  • Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

GCSE (French & Spanish)

Career Links

Careers  – The importance of education in future career choices, qualifications in different countries, career pathways in education, studying the advantages of different careers.

Employability skills – Gaining a deeper understanding of cultural differences, exploring the advantages of voluntary work and volunteering opportunities.

How will I be assessed?

Students will be assessed across four GCSE papers based on the following skills:-

  • Listening (25%)
  • Speaking (25%)
  • Reading (25%)
  • Writing (25%)

Which examination board am I following?

Exam Board: AQA

Specification: 8698

Website: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/spanish-8698

Which websites should I use to support my learning?

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