What is the Department Vision?

Language teaching and learning that allow all our children access to the culture and language of the country and a thirst to discover more.

KS3

What will my child be studying?

French

Key Resources

–          Studio electronic text book

–          BoardWorks

–          Mindsnacks (iPad app)

–          Linguascope.com

Year 7

Year 8

  • Intro’: Greetings, numbers and classroom language
  • Describing yourself and others
  • Present Tense
  • School life: subjects, timetable and food
  • Physical descriptions
  • Free-time and Sport
  • Directions
  • Town & City
  • Holidays
  • Technology, Reading and cinema
  • Past Tense
  • Talking about a trip to Paris
  • Describing your personality, musical tastes and personal style
  • Clothes
  • Future tense
  • Your region
  • Food
  • Modal verbs
  • The imperative

 

Spanish

Key resources

–          Mira KS3 resource book in electronic format

–          BoardWorks

–          Mindsnacks (iPad app)

–          Linguascope.com

–          Español-extra.com

Year 7

Year 8

  • Intro’: Greetings, numbers and classroom language
  • School life: subjects and teachers
  • Family & Pets
  • Physical descriptions
  • House and Home
  • Free-time and Sport
  • Present Tense
  • Future Tense

 

  • Town & City
  • Describing others and relationships
  • Going out and arranging to meet
  • Holidays
  • Past tense
  • Food
  • Clothes and Fashion
  • Directions and finding your way in a Foreign City

What equipment will my child need?

How can I support my child through KS3 French and/or Spanish?

Allowing access to various websites: www.linguascope.com , www.languagesonline.org.uk, BBC Bitesize, www.doddlelearn.co.uk ,www.espanol-extra.co.uk

How will my child be assessed in KS3 French and/or Spanish?

They will be assessed usually at the end of every module on at least 3 of the following skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking.

Homework will be a mixture of written, reading and vocabulary learning throughout the year.

KS4 French & Spanish

The French and Spanish GCSE courses are taught over a period of 3 years starting in Year 9 until Year 11. The 4 skills of reading, listening, speaking and writing are all assessed at the end of the course. The Examination Board used is AQA. Each examination in the 4 different skills is equally weighted at 25% of the overall French/ Spanish examination. Students must either sit all Foundation or all Higher examinations. All students will have the opportunity to work with a Foreign Language Assistant in order to hone their speaking skills. Students will study 3 main themes which are outlined below with the relevant sub-topics.

3.1.1 Theme 1: Identity and culture

Theme 1: Identity and culture covers the following four topics with related sub-topics shown as bullet

points:

Topic 1: Me, my family and friends

Topic 2: Technology in everyday life

Topic 3: Free-time activities

Topic 4: Customs and festivals in Spanish/ French-speaking countries/communities

3.1.2 Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest covers the following four topics with

related sub-topics shown as bullet points:

Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Topic 2: Social issues

Topic 3: Global issues

Topic 4: Travel and tourism

3.1.3 Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment covers the following four topics:

Topic 1: My studies

Topic 2: Life at school/college

Topic 3: Education post-16

Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions

KS5 French & Spanish

Spanish
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

 

ABOUT SPANISH.

Spanish is an official language on four continents and is the mother tongue in 21 countries. It’s study will not only enable you to fluently communicate with people of many different nationalities but you will also be fascinated by and learn about therich and vibrant culture,  history and politics of Spain and Latin America.

COURSE CONTENT

During your first year you will study the changes in Spanish family life and societysince during the dictatorship of General Franco to the current democracy. You will also study the many regional identities and artistic culture

( including the in depth study of one film) of some Spanish speaking countries, and the influence of technology in our lives. During the second year you will learn about muliticulturalism, aspects of political life in the Hispanic world and study a novel.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT (exam board AQA)

Paper 1:  Listening, Reading and Writing   50%

Paper 2:  Writing   20%

Paper 3:  Speaking 30%

 

LINKS TO OTHER SUBJECTS AND CAREERS

Spanish can be combined with many subjects at University including business, law and politics. An A level  in Spanish enables  the study of many other languages. A language degree is an asset in any career and there are many career choices including the diplomatic service, journalism, exports, education and tourism.

For further information please contact: Mrs Bowman

 

French
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
ABOUT FRENCH

More than 220 million people speak French on the five continents. French is the second most widely learned foreign language after English, and the sixth most widely spoken language in the world.French is also the only language, alongside English, that is taught in every country in the world.

COURSE CONTENT

During your first year you will study Frenchfamily life and society, technology and voluntary work.  You will also study the artistic culture ( including the in depth study of one film)of some Frenchspeaking countries. During the second year you will learn about muliticulturalism,  issues  in contemporary society, aspects of political life in the French speaking  world and study a novel.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT

 

Paper 1:  Listening, Reading and Writing   50%

Paper 2:  Writing   20%

Paper 3:  Speaking 30%

 

LINKS TO OTHER SUBJECTS AND CAREERS

French can be combined with many subjects at University including business, law and politics. An A level in French enables  the study of many other languages. A language degree is an asset in any career and there are many career choices including the diplomatic service, journalism, exports, education and tourism.

For further information please contact: Mr Halliwell