Languages

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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.

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.

A-Level Spanish (Edexcel)

AS Level Topics include:

  • The Evolution of Spanish Society, including changing family structures, the world of work and the impact of tourism in Spain
  • The Political and Artistic Culture of the Spanish-speaking World, including music, communication and festivals and traditions.
  • Film/ Literature Study

A-Level Topics include:

  • Immigration and Multi-cultural Spanish Society, including the positive impact of immigration on Spanish society, the challenges of immigration and integration in Spain and the public reaction to immigration in Spain
  • The Franco Dictatorship and the Transition Towards Democracy, including the Civil War and the rise to power of Franco, the Franco dictatorship and the transition from dictatorship to democracy
  • 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 Spanish 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 Spanish to English.

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

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

A-Level Exams

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

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

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

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

http://www.donquijote.org/cultura

www.newsinslowspanish.com (subscription)

www.elpais.es

www.elmundo.es

www.lavanguardia.es

www.abc.es http://

www.que.es/bilbao/

www.google.es

www.yahoo.es

www.yabla.com

www.lomastv.com http://

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/

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/