Modern Foreign Languages
Who are we?
• Mrs Manser (HOD)
• Mrs Linney-Drouet
• Mr Wilkinson
• Mrs Cornelius
• Miss Wu
What we do in KS3:
In Year 7, students study French, Spanish and Mandarin in a carrousel, studying each language for 2 terms. Each language covers the topics of basic greetings, talking about yourself and family as well as some basic grammar.
In Year 8 French and Spanish, students will study the topics of school, healthy living and holidays.
In year 8 Mandarin, students will study food and drinks, weather, countries, holiday, colours and body parts.
What we do in KS4:
Students prepare for their GCSE examinations in French and Spanish through AQA.
The topics covered in Years 9 and 10 are:
Theme 1 – identity and culture
Theme 2 - local, national and international and global area of interest
Theme 3 – current and future study and employment
Students in years 9 and 10 will sit 4 papers at the end of their year 11:
Paper 1: Listening - Written exam: 35 minutes (Foundation Tier), 45 minutes (Higher Tier) - 25% of GCSE
Paper 2: Speaking - 7–9 minutes (Foundation Tier) + preparation time / 10–12 minutes (Higher Tier) + preparation time – 25% of GCSE
Paper 3: Reading - Written exam: 45 minutes (Foundation Tier), 1 hour (Higher Tier) - 25% of GCSE
Paper 4: Writing - Written exam: 1 hour (Foundation Tier), 1 hour 15 minutes (Higher Tier) - 25% of GCSE
The topics covered in Year 11 are:
Context 1 – Lifestyle (health, relationships and choices)
Context 2 – Leisure (free time and the media, holidays)
Context 3 – Home and environment (home and local area)
Context 4 – work and education (school/college and future plans, current and future jobs)
Year 11 students will sit 2 examination papers at the end of their Year 11 and will complete Controlled Assessments through the course.
Students prepare for their GCSE examinations in Mandarin through Edexcel.
Four themes are studied through the course: Media & culture, Sports & Leisure, Travel & Tourism, Business, Work& Employment.
Year 10 and 11 students will sit 2 examination papers at the end of their Year 11 and will complete Controlled Assessments through the course.
KS3 and KS4 have at least two assessments per term in different skills.
Activities provided by staff member to support learning in classroom.
All students have weekly vocabulary to learn and are tested in class.
Skills gained for the future:
Communication skills, employability and opportunities for travel.
How to find out more information:
Please email Mrs Manser: firstname.lastname@example.org