Languages

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Year 7 French

In Year 7, pupils study the following topics:

  • C’est parti! – Greetings and introductions, name, age, numbers to 31, the alphabet, classroom instructions, school items, colours, dates, birthdays.
  • Famille et copains – Family members, pets, describing peoples’ height, appearance and personality.
  • Chez moi – Describing where you live, rooms in the house, describing your bedroom, including furniture, saying what you do in the evening at home, telling the time.

Pupils are encouraged to write in full sentences and use opinions, linking words, negative structures and justification in their work.

 

Year 8 French

In Year 8, pupils study the following topics:

  • Ma journée – Daily routine, school subjects and opinions, school timetable.
  • Temps libre – Talking about what you like doing, sports, what you do with your friends, TV programmes, talking about last weekend.
  • Les sorties – Making and reacting to invitations, making excuses, buying clothes, describing a shopping trip.

Pupils are encouraged to use opinions, linking words, negative structures, justification and the past tense in their work.

 

Year 9 French

In Year 9, pupils study the following topics:

  • Manger et boire – Opinions about foods and drinks, shopping for food, ordering at a restaurant.
  • En bonne santé? – Parts of the body, illnesses and symptoms, healthy living, understanding and giving health advice, keep-fit activities.
  • On y va – Holidays, arranging hotel accommodation, travel arrangements, learning about a region in France.

Pupils are encouraged to use opinions, linking words, negative structures, justification and two tenses (past and future) in their work.

 

Useful websites for KS3:

www.linguascope.com (see your MFL teacher for username and password)

GCSE French (Edexcel)

 

In Years 10 and 11, pupils study the following topics:

  • Identity and culture including socialising with friends and family, hobbies, food and drink, shopping, social media, film and television.
  • Local area, holiday and travel including holiday activities, preferences and experiences, travel and accommodation, asking for help and directions, weather.
  • School including types of school, opinions about school subjects and school trips.
  • Future aspirations, study and work including higher education, future careers and ambitions.
  • International and global dimension including sports events, music festivals, good causes and environmental issues.

 

Assessment:

  • Foundation and Higher tiers are available.
  • Pupils are assessed at the end of Year 11. There are exams in the following 4 skills:
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Each of the exams is worth 25% of the final GCSE grade.
  • Pupils will be awarded a grade from 1-9 (1 is the lowest grade, 9 is the best grade).

 

Useful websites for KS4 French:

www.linguascope.com (see your MFL teacher for username and password)

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/french

A-Level French (Edexcel)

 

AS Level Topics include:

  • Developments in French Society including family structures, education and the world of work.
  • Political and Artistic Culture including music festivals and trends, social media, technology, customs and traditions.
  • Film/Literature study.

 

A-Level Topics include:

  • Immigration and the French multi-cultural society including the positive influences and challenges of immigration, society’s reaction to immigration and the rise of the extreme right.
  • Occupation and Resistance during World War Two including life in occupied France, the Vichy government and the Resistance.
  • Film/Literature study.

 

Assessment

  • Students may do the AS exams at the end of Year 12 and/or the full A-Level exams at the end of Year 13. Please note that the marks for AS German do not count towards the A-Level Grade.
  • Pupils will be awarded a grade from A-E – Grade A is the highest grade.

 

AS Exams

Paper 1(40 of total marks): Listening, Reading and Translation from French to English.

Paper 2 (30% of total marks): Written response to film/literature and Translation from English to French.

Paper 3 (30% of total marks): Speaking.

 

A-Level Exams

Paper 1(40 of total marks): Listening, Reading and Translation from French to English.

Paper 2 (30% of total marks): Written response to film/literature and Translation from English to French.

Paper 3 (30% of total marks): Speaking (including independent research project).

 

Useful Websites for KS5 French: (From the Edexcel website)


www.franceguide.com
www.tourisme.fr
www.lesclesjunior.com
www.lemonde.fr
www.academie-francaise.fr
www.google.fr
www.lefigaro.fr
www.myswitzerland.com/fr
http://www.ambafrance-be.org/
www.yahoo.fr
www.bnf.fr
www.europe1.fr
www.liberation.fr
www.education.gouv.fr
www.francophonie.org
www.olf.gouv.qc.ca
www.unicaen.fr
www.lapressedefrance.fr/phosphore.htm
http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/

 

Year 7 German

In Year 7, pupils study the following topics:

  • Hallo! – Greetings and introductions, name, age, numbers to 69, countries, the alphabet, classroom instructions, school items, colours, dates, birthdays.
  • Die Schule – School subjects and opinions, days of the week, telling the time, breaktime snacks and drinks, school uniform.
  • Familie und Freunde – Family members, pets, describing peoples’ height, appearance and personality.

Pupils are encouraged to write in full sentences and use opinions, linking words, negative structures and justification in their work.

 

Year 8 German

In Year 8, pupils study the following topics:

  • Freizeit – Sports, hobbies, favourite things, arranging to go out with friends.
  • Mein Zuhause – Saying where you live, address, telephone number, rooms in the house, what you do at home, bedroom furniture, using prepositions to say where things are.
  • Stadt und Land – Describing where a town is situated, saying what there is in a town, transport, asking for and giving directions, fast food, plans for the summer holidays.

Pupils are encouraged to use opinions, linking words, negative structures, justification and the past tense in their work.

 

Year 9 German

In Year 9, pupils study the following topics:

  • Einkaufen und Essen – Buying fruit and vegetables, ordering in a café, picnic foods, shopping, pocket money.
  • Nach der Schule – TV programmes, after-school activities, sportspeople, describing a school trip.
  • Gesundheit – Parts of the body, illnesses and symptoms, healthy eating, preparing for a sports match.

Pupils are encouraged to use opinions, linking words, negative structures, justification and two tenses (past and future) in their work.

Useful websites for KS3:
www.linguascope.com (see your MFL teacher for username and password)

GCSE German (Edexcel)

 

In Years 10 and 11, pupils study the following topics:

  • Identity and culture including socialising with friends and family, hobbies, food and drink, shopping, social media, film and television.
  • Local area, holiday and travel including holiday activities, preferences and experiences, travel and accommodation, asking for help and directions, weather.
  • School including types of school, opinions about school subjects and school trips.
  • Future aspirations, study and work including higher education, future careers and ambitions.
  • International and global dimension including sports events, music festivals, good causes and environmental issues.

 

Assessment:

  • Foundation and Higher tiers are available.
  • Pupils are assessed at the end of Year 11. There are exams in the following 4 skills:
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Each of the exams is worth 25% of the final GCSE grade.
  • Pupils will be awarded a grade from 1-9 (1 is the lowest grade, 9 is the best grade).

 

Useful websites for KS4 German:

www.pearsonactivelearn.com (see your MFL teacher for username and password)

www.linguascope.com (see your MFL teacher for username and password)

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/german

A-Level German (Edexcel)

 

AS Level Topics include:

  • Developments in German Society including environmental issues, renewable energy, education and the world of work.
  • Political and Artistic Culture including music festivals and trends, social media, technology, customs and traditions.
  • Film/Literature study.

 

A-Level Topics include:

  • Immigration and the German multi-cultural society including the positive influences and challenges of immigration and society’s reaction to immigration.
  • The Reunification of Germany including life in East Germany, the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany since reunification.
  • Film/Literature study.

 

Assessment

  • Students may do the AS exams at the end of Year 12 and/or the full A-Level exams at the end of Year 13. Please note that the marks for AS German do not count towards the A-Level Grade.
  • Pupils will be awarded a grade from A-E – Grade A is the highest grade.

 

AS Exams

Paper 1(40 of total marks): Listening, Reading and Translation from German to English.

Paper 2 (30% of total marks): Written response to film/literature and Translation from English to German.

Paper 3 (30% of total marks): Speaking.

 

A-Level Exams

Paper 1(40 of total marks): Listening, Reading and Translation from German to English.

Paper 2 (30% of total marks): Written response to film/literature and Translation from English to German.

Paper 3 (30% of total marks): Speaking (including independent research project).

 

Useful Websites for KS5 German: (From the Edexcel website)

www.atmosfair.de

www.bmu.de

www.bpb.de

www.brigitte.de

www.bund.net

www.ddr-geschichte.de

www.deutschland-tourismus.de

www.fairunterwegs.org

www.fluter.de

www.focus.de

www.goethe.de

www.google.de

www.greenpeace.at

www.ksta.de

www.magazine-deutschland.de

www.mehrweg.org

www.morgenpost.de

www.muenchen.de

www.myswitzerland.com/de

www.nachrichtenfuerkinder.de/n4k

www.oekotest.de

www.planet-wissen.de

www.robinwood.de

www.sowieso.de

www.spiegel.de

www.stafette.de

www.stern.de

www.straßenfeger.org

www.tagesschau.de

www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/online

www.welt.de

www.yahoo.de

www.young-germany.de/

www.zeit.de

 

How Can Parents Help?

Parents can support their child’s learning in MFL by:

  1. Helping them to revise at home for vocabulary tests and end of unit assessments.
  2. Encouraging them to visit the recommended websites on this page and work independently.
  3. Checking their child’s school planner to make sure they have completed homework tasks on time.
  4. Reinforcing the importance of meeting homework deadlines.