Modern Foreign Languages

KS3 MFL

At KS3, we build upon the linguistic foundations laid in KS2, whether in the same language or a new one.

Teaching focuses on developing the breadth and depth of students’ competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing, based on a solid foundation of grammar and vocabulary.  This enables students to understand and communicate personal and factual information that goes beyond their immediate needs and interests, developing and justifying points of view in speech and writing with increased spontaneity, independence and accuracy.

Students will learn both French and Spanish across KS3.

 

In Year 7, students will learn:

Greetings, numbers and dates

Personal information

Family and pets

School

Free time and hobbies

In Year 8, students will learn:

Describing areas/regions/countries

Holidays

Professions

Healthy lifestyle

Shopping

KS4 MFL

We currently follow the AQA GCSE qualifications in French (8658) and German (8668), with Spanish to follow in the academic year 2018-2019.  Across all subjects, students study:

 

Theme 1: Identity and Culture

Theme 2: Local, national and global areas of interest

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

 

The course is assessed as follows:

Paper 1: Listening

What’s assessed: understanding and responding to different types of spoken language.

How it’s assessed:

written exam: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier), 45 minutes (Higher Tier)

40 marks (Foundation Tier), 50 marks (Higher Tier)

25% of GCSE

Paper 2: Speaking

What’s assessed: communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes.

How it’s assessed:

Speaking exam: 7-9 minutes + preparation time (Foundation Tier), 10-12 minutes + preparation time (Higher Tier)

60 marks (both tiers)

25% of GCSE

Paper 3: Reading

What’s assessed: understanding and responding to different types of written language.

How it’s assessed:

Written exam: 45 minutes (Foundation Tier), 1 hour (Higher Tier)

60 marks (Foundation and Higher)

25% of GCSE

Paper 4: Writing

What’s assessed: communicating effectively in writing for a variety of purposes.

How it’s assessed:

Written exam: 1 hour (Foundation Tier), 1 hour 15 minutes (Higher Tier)

50 marks (Foundation Tier), 60 marks (Higher Tier)

25% of GCSE

Find further details in the course specifications:

French: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/french-8658

German: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/gcse/german-8668

KS5 MFL

For the Year 2017-2018, A-Level French is being studied, following the AQA course (7652)

At A-Level, the content is as follows:

Core content

  • Social issues and trends
  • Artistic culture
  • Grammar

Options

Literary texts and films – in the 2017-2019 course, we are studying the film ‘La Haine’ and the literary text ‘No et moi’.

The course is assessed as follows:

Paper 1: listening, reading and writing

What’s assessed:

Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends

Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues

Artistic culture of the French-speaking world

Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world

Grammar

How it’s assessed:

Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes

100 marks

50% of A-Level

Paper 2: writing

What’s assessed: one text and one film from the list in the specification

How it’s assessed:

Written exam: 2 hours

80 marks

20% of A-Level

Paper 3: speaking

What’s assessed:

Individual research project

One of four themes, i.e. Aspects of French-speaking society: current trends, Aspects of French-speaking society: current issues, Artistic Culture in the French-speaking world, Aspects of political life in the French-speaking world

How it’s assessed:

Oral exam: 21-23 minutes (including 5 minutes of preparation time)

60 marks

30% of A-Level

Find further details in the course specification:

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/french-7652

  • Headlands School
  • Sewerby Road
  • Bridlington
  • Y016 6UR
  • Headlands School
  • Sewerby Road
  • Bridlington
  • Y016 6UR