Modern Foreign Languages


Curriculum Information for Modern Foreign Languages

Staff (Ms, Miss, Mrs, Mr)

Role (Head of Department, classroom teachers, other ML role)

Miss E. Morel

Head of Department

Miss H. Fisher

Languages teacher

Mrs I. White

Languages teacher

Mrs J. Topping

Languages teacher

We make French fun!

Keystage 3

Brief overview; New Key Stage 3 National Curriculum, AfL, homework, literacy (keywords)

Year

Term 1 topic

Term 2 topic

Term 3 topic

7

  • Introductions to French, family and descriptions.
  • Identifying key words and phrases, understand basic phonemes, underlying key principles of French grammar, asking and answering simple questions about yourself, identifying and using simple conjunctions.
  • Between one or two homework set weekly. These could be learning, reading or writing.

 

 

  • Free time, media and social media.
  • Identifying and expressing opinions/ giving reasons for opinions/ taking part in longer conversations/ using full sentences/ developing points of views/ identifying underlying grammatical principles of verbs’ formation in French.
  • Homework set twice weekly and could be a range of learning, reading or writing tasks.
  • Food and drinks/ health
  • Identifying food groups and discuss healthy eating/ expressing preferences/ using formal and informal language correctly/ near future tense formation/ research traditional foods and drinks of French-speaking countries
  • Homework set twice weekly and could be a range of learning, reading or writing tasks.

 

 

 

 

 

8

Free time/ media and social media

  • Free time, media and social media.
  • Identifying and expressing a range of opinions/ giving reasons for opinions/ taking part in longer conversations/ using full sentences/ developing points of views/ identifying underlying grammatical principles of verbs’ formation in French/ learning to compare/ picking out the gist in longer paragraphs, including time references.
  • Homework set twice weekly and could be a range of learning, reading or writing tasks

 

Food and drinks/ Health

  • Identifying food groups and discuss healthy eating/ expressing preferences/ using formal and informal language correctly/ near future tense formation/ research traditional foods and drinks of French-speaking countries
  • Homework set twice weekly and could be a range of learning, reading or writing tasks.

Local area. Places of interest

  • Identify areas of interest in French speaking countries/ identify and describe local areas of interest, including shops and touristic attractions/ use of formal and informal language when asking for directions/ using the near future tense and identifying basic perfect tense structures/ expressing and justifying a good range of opinions and points of views
  • Homework set twice weekly and could be a range of learning, reading or writing tasks

 

9

Holiday and tourism

 

  • Identify countries/ identify French-speaking holiday destinations/ understanding touristic brochures/ booking travel and accommodation/ comparing holiday destinations/ combining tenses/ developing a good range of opinions and reasons/ picking out references to past, present and future tenses.
  • Homework set twice weekly and could be a range of learning, reading or writing tasks

 

Work and future career

 

  • Understand different education and training systems/ identify a range of professions/ develop a range of points of views/ understand job adverts and CVs/ use future and conditional tenses to express future ambitions/ combine tenses
  • Homework set twice weekly and could be a range of learning, reading or writing tasks

 

Social issues and environment/ health

  • Identify unhealthy behaviours and express your point of views/ give advice to others/ discuss social issues such as unemployment/ identify environmental issues/ develop use of imperfect tense to compare past and present times/ combining tenses.
  • Homework set twice weekly and could be a range of learning, reading or writing tasks

 

Signpost parents to more information: SoW/ overview

Keystage 4

Brief overview; examination board, syllabus, assessment criteria, homework

Year

Term 1 topic

Term 2 topic

Term 3 topic

10

We follow Eduqas examination board.

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/french/gcse/

 

  • Personal information/ media. Free time
  • Half-termly reading and listening past exam papers practice.
  • Termly speaking and writing assessments.
  • Homework set twice a week; This will either be a reading, listening, writing or learning homework.
  • Final, linear exams taken between April and June 2018.
  • Reading, listening, writing and speaking all worth 25% of final grade.

We follow Eduqas examination board.

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/french/gcse/

 

  • Food and healthy living
  • Half-termly reading and listening past exam papers practice.
  • Termly speaking and writing assessments.
  • Homework set twice a week; this will either be a reading, listening, writing or learning homework.
  • Final, linear exams taken between April and June 2018.
  • Reading, listening, writing and speaking all worth 25% of final grade.

We follow Eduqas examination board.

http://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/french/gcse/

 

  • Home and local area
  • Half-termly reading and listening past exam papers practice.
  • Termly speaking and writing assessments.
  • Homework set twice a week; this will either be a reading, listening, writing or learning homework.
  • Final, linear exams taken between April and June 2018.
  • Reading, listening, writing and speaking all worth 25% of final grade.

11

We follow WJEC examination board for French.

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/french/french-gcse/

  • School, education and career plans.
  • Controlled assessments in writing and speaking in November 2016 and March 2017. Both exams account for 60% of final GCSE grade.
  • Reading and listening exams will be taken on Tuesday 16th May 2017. Both will account for 20% each of final GCSE grade.

 

We follow WJEC examination board for French.

http://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/french/french-gcse/

  • Exam preparations: exam skills and tying up the loose ends
  • Reading and listening exams will be taken on Tuesday 16th May 2017. Both will account for 20% each of final GCSE grade.
  • Students will access a wide range of revision materials in the term leading up to May exams.
  • Controlled assessment in speaking and writing in March 2017, as and when appropriate.

 

Signpost parents to more information: SoW/ assignment briefs/overview

Keystage 5

Brief overview; examination board, syllabus, assessment criteria, independent learning

Year

Term 1 topic

Term 2 topic

Term 3 topic

12

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

Signpost parents to more information: SoW/ assignment briefs/ overview

Additional information:

Extra-curricular activities

Lunchtime revision sessions and afterschool classes will be held in the weeks leading up to Controlled assessments and GCSE exams from 12.30-1pm, 3.35-4.35pm. Students to check in with teachers for specific days.

Revision guides:

AQA revision workbooks will shortly be available for sale/ loan

Useful website/ weblinks

https://www.thisislanguage.com/
http://www.linguascope.com/
https://www.vocabexpress.com/co/
https://quizlet.com/
http://www.wordreference.com/