Languages

“To inspire independent lifelong language learners who have a love of their chosen languages and the culture of the countries where these languages are spoken. ”

 

Year 7 Key words

Year 8 Key words

Year 9 Keywords

Year 10 Key words

Year 11 Key words

Year 7 Spanish

In Year 7, pupils study the following topics:

  • Mi Vida – including Spanish pronunciation, describing your personality, talking about siblings, giving your age and birthday, and saying if you have any pets
  • Mi Tiempo Libre – including opinions, discussing hobbies, the weather, sports, and your favourite things
  • Mi Insti – including school subjects, opinions about subjects, describing your school, break time activities and opinions about your school

Pupils begin to develop their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in Spanish. Pupils are encouraged to write in full sentences and use opinions, linking words, negative structures and justifications in their work.

Year 8 Spanish

In Year 8, pupils study the following topics:

  • Mi Famila y Mis Amigos – including describing your family, physical descriptions, describing where you live, and learning about carnival time
  • Mi Ciudad – including describing your town or village, telling the time, ordering in a café, talking about future plans, and giving opinions about where you live
  • Mis Vacaciones – including talking about a past holiday, saying what you did, and giving opinions about your holiday

Pupils build on their knowledge from Year 7 and further develop their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in Spanish. Pupils are encouraged to use opinions, linking words, negative structures, justifications and the past and future tenses in their work.

Year 9 Spanish

In Year 9, pupils study the following topics:

  • Todo Sobre Mi Vida – including talking about using your phone, giving opinions about music and TV programmes, and saying what you did in the past
  • ¡A Comer! – including giving opinions about food, describing meal times, ordering food, and organising food for a party
  • ¿Qué hacemos? – including arranging to go out, making excuses, discussing clothes, and talking about sporting events

Pupils extend their knowledge from Year 8 and further develop their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in Spanish. Pupils are encouraged to use opinions, linking words, negative structures, justifications and three tenses in their work.

As Spanish is currently being introduced at KS3, Year 8 and 9 pupils may follow an adapted version of this scheme of work.

The focus of this scheme of work is not only developing language skills, but also learning about the culture of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries.

How to help: By testing vocabulary at home and discussing the importance of language learning in today’s global society.

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

Language learning magazines are available to borrow from your class teacher.

 

French Y7 Key Words

French Y8 Key Words

French Y9 Key Words

Year 7 French

 

In Year 7, pupils study the following topics:

  • · La Rentrée – French pronunciation, describing your personality, talking about siblings, giving your age and birthday, talking about your likes and dislikes
  • · En Classe – Justifying opinions about school subjects, describing your school and school uniform, and comparing our school with schools in France
  • · Mon Temps Libre – Discussing hobbies and free time activities, discovering sport in French-speaking countries, and learning how to ask questions

Pupils begin to develop their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in French. Pupils are encouraged to write in full sentences and use opinions, linking words, negative structures and justifications in their work.

Year 8 French

In Year 8, pupils study the following topics:

  • · Ma Vie de Famille – Talking about your family and pets, where you live and what you eat for breakfast, learning about Bastille Day
  • · En Ville – Talking about places in town, inviting someone out, ordering drinks and snacks, things you can do in Paris
  • · Vive les Vacances – Talking about a previous holiday, including activities and transport, asking questions

Pupils build on their knowledge from Year 7 and further develop their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in French. Pupils are encouraged to use opinions, linking words, negative structures, justifications and the past and future tenses in their work

Year 9 French

In Year 9, pupils study the following topics:

  • · J’adore les fêtes – Talking about festivals and celebrations, developing opinions, buying food, talking about a future school trip
  • · À loisir – Talking about digital technology, arranging to go to the cinema, discussing leisure activities
  • · Le monde est petit – Discussing where you live, your daily routine, the weather

Pupils extend their knowledge from Year 8 and further develop their listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in French. Pupils are encouraged to use opinions, linking words, negative structures, justification and three tenses in their work.

The focus of this scheme of work is not only developing language skills, but also learning about the culture of France and French-speaking countries.

How to help: By testing vocabulary at home and discussing the importance of language learning in today’s global society.

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

Language learning magazines are available to borrow from your class teacher.

GCSE French, German and Spanish (Edexcel)

In Years 10 and 11, pupils build on the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills they developed at KS3. They will 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, directions and weather.
  • School including opinions about school subjects and school rules, comparisons with schools in France, Spain and Germany, 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 skill areas:
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Each exam 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 highest grade).

Useful websites for KS4:

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/french

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

Language learning magazines are available to borrow from your class teacher.

AQA A’Level Spanish

Specification at a glance

This qualification is linear. Linear means that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

Subject content

Options

Students following this specification will develop their language knowledge, understanding and skills through:

  • using language spontaneously to initiate communication; ask and answer questions; express thoughts and feelings; present viewpoints; develop arguments; persuade; and analyse and evaluate in speech and writing, including interaction with speakers of Spanish
  • applying knowledge of pronunciation, morphology and syntax, vocabulary and idiom to communicate accurately and coherently, using a range of expression – including the list of grammar in this specification
  • using language-learning skills and strategies, including communication strategies such as adjusting the message, circumlocution, self-correction and repair strategies
  • listening and responding to spoken passages including some extended passages from a range of different contexts and sources, adapted as necessary, covering different registers and types, including authentic communication involving one or more speakers
  • reading and responding to a variety of texts including some extended texts written for different purposes and audiences drawn from a range of authentic sources, including contemporary, historical and literary, fiction and non-fiction texts, adapted as necessary
  • understanding the main points, gist and detail from spoken and written material
  • inferring meaning from complex spoken and written material, including factual and abstract content
  • assimilating and using information from spoken and written sources, including material from online media
  • summarising information from spoken and written sources, reporting key points and subject matter in speech and writing
  • translating an unseen passage from Spanish into English
  • translating an unseen passage from English into Spanish.

More information can be found at: https://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/spanish-7692

Useful Websites for KS5 Spanish:

http://www.donquijote.org/cultura

www.newsinslowspanish.com

www.elpais.es

www.elmundo.es

www.lavanguardia.es

www.abc.es

www.que.es/bilbao/

www.google.es

www.yahoo.es

www.yabla.com

www.lomastv.com

www.broadcast-live.com/television/espanoles.html

www.rtve.es/podcast

www.cadenaser.com

www.ondacero.es

www.cvc.cervantes.es/portada.htm

www.mec.es/sgci/uk

www.educacion.es/exterior/uk/es/tecla/tecla.shtml

http://www.spain.info/es/

AQA A’Level French

Students following this specification will develop their language knowledge, understanding and skills through:

· using language spontaneously to initiate communication; ask and answer questions; express thoughts and feelings; present viewpoints; develop arguments; persuade; and analyse and evaluate in speech and writing, including interaction with speakers of French

· applying knowledge of pronunciation, morphology and syntax, vocabulary and idiom to communicate accurately and coherently, using a range of expression – including the list of grammar in this specification

· using language-learning skills and strategies, including communication strategies such as adjusting the message, circumlocution, self-correction and repair strategies

· listening and responding to spoken passages including some extended passages from a range of different contexts and sources, adapted as necessary, covering different registers and types, including authentic communication involving one or more speakers

· reading and responding to a variety of texts including some extended texts written for different purposes and audiences drawn from a range of authentic sources, including contemporary, historical and literary, fiction and non-fiction texts, adapted as necessary

· understanding the main points, gist and detail from spoken and written material

· inferring meaning from complex spoken and written material, including factual and abstract content

· assimilating and using information from spoken and written sources, including material from online media

· summarising information from spoken and written sources, reporting key points and subject matter in speech and writing

· translating an unseen passage from French into English

· translating an unseen passage from English into French

 

Subject content · 3.1 Social issues and trends · 3.2 Political and artistic culture · 3.3 Grammar · 3.4 Works · 3.5 Individual research project

Useful Websites for KS5 French:

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/