Modern Languages

All students begin French and Spanish in Year 7 and have the opportunity to continue these languages until at least the end of Year 9.  They are encouraged to choose one or both languages as a GCSE Option in Years 10 and 11.  The Department also offers German as an additional GCSE Languages Option in Key Stage 4.

We believe that all students can benefit from the study of a Modern Foreign Language and are given the opportunity to do so through a wide variety of proven teaching and learning techniques.  This includes the use of ICT and the active use of the target language as much as possible.  Courses are carefully planned and regularly reviewed, integrating the language and the culture to encourage understanding and wider appreciation for a fast changing world in which aptitude in a language is playing an increasingly important role.  Students are given the opportunity to make contact with France and Spain either through residential experiences or email/class links. 

KS3

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9

Term 1

  • School and school subjects
  • Life at school
  • University or work?

 

Term 2

  • Choice of careers
  • Speaking exam preparation

Term 3

  • Listening, Reading and Writing exam preparation

Term 1:

  • Health issues , accidents, injuries and minor ailments
  • Healthy eating

Term 2:

  • Drugs, smoking, alcohol
  • The environment

Term 3:

  • Shopping & Money Matters – including dealing with problems
  • Local area – amenities, advantages/disadvantages, directions
  •  

Term 1

  • Me, my family and my friends
  • Personal descriptions and descriptions of others
  • Relationships
  • Marriage and future plans

 

Term 2

  • Social networks
  • Advantages and disadvantages

 

Term 3

  • Leisure
  • Food and drink
  • Sports and extreme sports
  • Customs and festivals

GCSE Common Topics

  • Eating Out
  • Shops & Shopping
  • Dealing with complaints/problems
  • Visitor information
  • Local amenities

 

KS4 - Edexcel

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1

  • Where I live
  • Local amenities
  • Charity and voluntary work
  • Healthy and unhealthy living

 

Term 2

  • Environment
  • Poverty and homelessness

 

Term 3

  • Holidays and travel
  • Regions of France

 

Term 1

  • School and school subjects
  • Life at school
  • University or work?

 

Term 2

  • Choice of careers
  • Speaking exam preparation

Term 3

  • Listening, Reading and Writing exam preparation

KS3

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Term 1:

  • Personal Information
  • House & Home

Term 2:

  • Family & Friends
  • Food & Drink

Term 3:

  • Free Time & Sports
  • Daily Routine

Term 1:

  • Describing Others
  • Making Arrrangements to Go Out

Term2:

  • Holidays
  • Eating Out

Term 3:

  • Clothes
  • Barcelona

 

Term 1

  • Me, my family and my friends
  • Personal descriptions and descriptions of others
  • Relationships
  • Marriage and future plans

 

Term 2

  • Social networks
  • Advantages and disadvantages

 

Term 3

  • Leisure
  • Food and drink
  • Sports and extreme sports
  • Customs and festivals

GCSE Common Topics

  • Eating Out
  • Shops & Shoping
  • Dealing with complaints/problems
  • Visitor information
  • Local amenities

 

 

 

 

KS4 - Edexcel

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1

  • Where I live
  • Local amenities
  • Charity and voluntary work
  • Healthy and unhealthy living

 

Term 2

  • Environment
  • Poverty and homelessness

 

Term 3

  • Holidays and travel
  • Regions of Spain

 

Term 1

  • School and school subjects
  • Life at school
  • University or work?

 

Term 2

  • Choice of careers
  • Speaking exam preparation

Term 3

  • Listening, Reading and Writing exam preparation