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Modern Foreign Languages

          

Department Staff
 

Mrs E Collison
(Head of Modern Foreign Languages)
Mrs J Weller

Key Stage 3 (Topics)
 

  French Spanish
Year 7
  • Describing self and others
  • Opinions
  • The classroom
  • Activities (present tense)
  • School
  • Sports and hobbies
  • Opinions
  • Present tense verbs
  • Family
  • House and home
  • Breakfast
  • Near future tense verbs
  • Weekend activities (and near plans)
  • Eating out
  • Greetings
  • Describing self and family
  • Months and birthdays
  • Pets
  • Free time
  • Opinions
  • Weather
  • Sports and activities (present tense)
  • School subjects
  • Description and adjectives
  • Snacks and break time activities
  • Numbers
  • Family details and physical description
  • Where you live
  • My town/city
  • Telling the time
  • Eating out
  • Future tense
Year 8
  • Past tense holidays
  • Etre and avoir verbs
  • Negatives
  • Festivals
  • Market shopping
  • Plans for a special day
  • Technology
  • Leisure activities
  • Telling the time
  • Describing where you live
  • Daily routine at home
  • Opinions about sports
  • Directions
  • Injuries and illness
  • Holidays
  • Past tense
  • Opinions
  • Free-time
  • Hobbies
  • Music/films
  • Food
  • Meals and mealtimes
  • In a restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Near future tense
  • Arranging to go out
  • Clothes
  • House and home
  • Directions
  • Places in a town
  • Past/present/future tenses
  • Holiday plans
Year 9
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Describing yourself and friends
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Past tense
  • Jobs
  • Future plans
  • Opinions on music
  • Describing a concert
  • Eating habits
  • Animals
  • The environment
  • Visiting different countries
  • Describing places
  • Holiday activities
  • French-speaking countries
  • Future plans
  • Past Experiences (holidays)
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Weekday activities
  • Films
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Jobs (past/present/future)
  • Healthy eating
  • Active lifestyle
  • Daily routine
  • Illnesses
  • Children’s lives and rights around the world
  • Journeys to school
  • The environment
  • Meeting and greeting
  • Treasure hunt
  • Describing a day trip (past, present and future)
  • Buying souvenirs

Key Stage 4 (Topics)
 

Courses & Assessment Methods

GCSE French
(AQA 8658)

x4 Exam Papers (25% each)
Including a speaking test

GCSE Spanish
(AQA 8698)

x4 Exam Papers (25% each)
Including a speaking test

Year 10
  • Friends and family
  • Leisure (sport/music/reading)
  • Technology
  • TV and cinema
  • Daily routine
  • Food
  • Celebrations/festivals
  • My town/region
  • The weather
  • Future plans
  • Leisure activities
  • Holidays
  • School
  • Technology
  • Reading
  • Friends and family
  • Sport
  • Entertainment (TV and cinema)
  • Role models
Year 11
  • Holidays
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Travelling
  • School
  • Healthy living
  • Career choices and future plans
  • World issues
  • The environment
  • Volunteering and charity
  • Large public events
  • Describing a region/town
  • Future plans
  • Shopping
  • Food
  • Celebrations/festivals
  • Career choices and future plans
  • Global issues
  • The environment
  • Healthy living
  • Large public events
  • Natural disasters

Curriculum Accessibility
 

Provision for SEND students
  • Alternative methods of recording
  • Personalised teaching methods
  • Consistent use of modelling/scaffolding/high level of support
  • Personalised and dyslexia friendly resources

X-Curricular
 

Clubs
  • German Club (Year 7)
  • GCSE Support - French and Spanish
Events/Trips
  • Year 7-day trip to France
  • Year 8–10 residential trip to Spain

Resources
 

Apps
  • AppleLink
  • Duolingo
  • Memrise
  • Tinycards
  • Quizlet
Software
Links/Websites

Future Pathways
 

Further Education
  • A Level French/Spanish
Career and Progression
  • University
  • Employment ( GCSE in MFL highly valued for many career opportunities)

Overview

Learning a foreign language has never been so important!  Here at Applemore we give all students the opportunity to study French and Spanish and even Mandarin Chinese (as an extra-curricular activity).  We aim to motivate and encourage language learning with active, communication-based classes.

We run successful, regular trips to France and Spain where students are able to immerse themselves in local culture and practice their linguistic skills.  In addition, our highly popular China Club is run in partnership with the Confucius Institute of Southampton University.

At Applemore we truly value the benefits that learning a second language offers, therefore all students study French and Spanish at Key Stage 3. ‚Äč

As a result of this expansive programme of Languages, our students make exceptional academic progress and therefore our GCSE results are consistently well above national average, with 84% achieving A*-C in 2017.