MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
The study of Modern Foreign Languages helps to develop pupils’ cultural awareness, teaches them the fundamentals of communicating effectively in a foreign language, and equips them with the skills they need to progress to a global marketplace.
Pupils will learn how to convey vital information about themselves, their families and their lives, and will also master essential phrases, such as how to ask for directions, order food, and organise social engagements. Pronunciation and grammar will be key components of the course, ensuring pupils are able to communicate through both spoken and written mediums.
Pupils will also learn a variety of valuable transferable skills whilst undertaking a MFL, such as communication, problem-solving, creativity, ICT, literacy, numeracy and performance skills.
As a Department, we are committed to making language learning a positive, enjoyable experience through a variety of teaching and learning activities.
All of our current Year 7 and 8 pupils study French, pupils in Year 9 study Spanish, pupils in Years 10 study French and Spanish, pupils is year 10 study French and pupils in Year 11 study French.
In Years 9, 10 and 11, pupils follow the AQA GCSE French and Spanish Specification. Studying a language at GCSE level allows our pupils to access the English Baccalaureate. In addition to this, we actively encourage and support pupils to undertake GCSE, AS and A2 examinations in their community language. We have recently had examination success in Dutch, Polish and Italian.
|Year 7 and 8 (French)|
|Year 9 (Spanish)||Year 10 (French and Spanish)||Year 11 (French)|
Internal assessments take place every half-term.
KS4 Exam Board Specification (Year 9 and 10): AQA GCSE Spanish (8698)
The Department offers subject-specific enrichment clubs and organises a range of educational visits throughout the year. Pupils are able to take part in school-wide competitions, as well as representing the Academy in local and national competitions designed to increase their engagement and enhance their subject knowledge. Intervention sessions to consolidate prior learning and ensure maximum progress are at the heart of our delivery model.
Useful Resources and Revision Support
- AQA GCSE Spanish (8698)
- Linguascope (interactive language learning website covering key vocabulary for Spanish and French)
- BBC Languages (interactive activities and links to newspapers, TV and radio broadcasts in a variety of languages)
- OYE Language Skills (offers a range of vocab activities)
- Mi Vida Loca (Spanish TV programme to assist with learning vocabulary and pronunciation)