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.  

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.  The department runs a few residential trips which include a 5 day residential trip to either Normandy in France or Barcelona for year 8 pupils, and a trip to Madrid for 4 days over February half term.

KS3

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Term 1:

  • Likes and dislikes
  • Survival kit
  • Items in your bag
  • Description of self
  • Description of others
  • School subjects and opinions on them.
  • Timetable
  • Telling the time

 

Term 2:

  • Telling the time
  • Sports
  • Leisure activities
  • The present tense

 

 

 

 

 

Term 3:

  • Local area and where you live.
  • Places in town
  • Shops
  • Activities in town
  • Countries
  • Holidays + the future tense

 

Term 1:

  • Family and descriptions
  • Jobs
  • Weather
  • The past tense and what you did last weekend.
  • TV programmes

 

 

 

 

Term 2:

  • Outings
  • Clothes
  • Food and drinks
  • Quantities

 

 

 

 

Term 3:

  • A past holiday
  • Pocket money
  • Shopping
  • Tenses revisions

 

Term 1:

  • Relationships with family and friends.
  • Marriage and partnerships
  • Social media

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 2:

  • Technology
  • Music, cinema and TV
  • Eating out
  • Sports
  • France and customs
  • Francophone festivals

 

 

Term 3:

  • France and customs
  • Francophone festivals
  • Home
  • Where I live

 

 

 

KS4 - AQA

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1:

  • Charity and voluntary work
  • Healthy and unhealthy living
  • Environment
  • Poverty and homelessness

 

 

Term 2:

  • Holidays and travel
  • Regions of France

 

Term 3:

  • School and subjects
  • Life at school and college
  • School uniform
  • School rules

Term 1:

  • University or work?
  • Jobs and places of work
  • Advantages and disadvantages

 

 

Term 2:

  • Preparation for speaking examination
  • Role play practice
  • Photo card practise
  • Conversation practise

 

Term 3:

  • Listening and reading exam preparation
  • Written exam practise

KS3

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

Term 1:

  • Greetings
  • Alphabet
  • Family members
  • Dates and birthdays
  • Pets
  • Nationalities and languages
  • Describing yourself and others
  •  

Term 2:

  • School subjects and opinions
  • Telling the time
  • School uniform
  • The weather
  • Free time activities
  • Daily routine
  • Present tense

 

Term 3:

  • Where you live
  • Directions
  • Describing your house
  • Food and healthy eating
  • Holidays
  • Means of transport

Term 1:

  • The past tense
  • Describing what you did last weekend
  • Weather in past tense
  • Describing what can/can’t be done in your region

 

 

 

Term2:

  • Places in town
  • Present and near future
  • Activities in the near future tense
  • Describing a future visit

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 3:

  • Clothes and fashion
  • Talking about a visit
  • Barcelona

 

Term 1:

  • Relationships with family and friends.
  • Marriage and partnerships
  • Social media

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 2:

  • Technology
  • Music, cinema and TV
  • Eating out
  • Sports
  • France and customs
  • Francophone festivals

 

 

Term 3:

  • France and customs
  • Francophone festivals
  • Home
  • Where I live

 

 

KS4 - Edexcel

Year 10

Year 11

Term 1:

  • Charity and voluntary work
  • Healthy and unhealthy living
  • Environment
  • Poverty and homelessness

 

 

Term 2:

  • Holidays and travel
  • Regions of France

 

Term 3:

  • School and subjects
  • Life at school and college
  • School uniform

School rules

Term 1:

  • University or work?
  • Jobs and places of work
  • Advantages and disadvantages

 

 

Term 2:

  • Preparation for speaking examination
  • Role play practice
  • Photo card practise
  • Conversation practise

 

Term 3:

  • Listening and reading exam preparation

Written exam practise