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MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Subject Leader: Miss I. Ioannou
Assistant Headteacher: Mrs E. Danneau-Joyce
Director of KS3: Mr V. Maguire
Subject Teachers: Mrs M. Alvarez
Miss R. Griffin
Miss C. Sheaf
The MFL department aims to provide students to develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in French/Spanish so that they will be able to communicate with French/Spanish speakers around the world. We will encourage students to develop their knowledge of the French/Spanish-speaking world. We aim to teach students a range of vocabulary and grammar and encourage them to improve their spelling and pronunciation in order to express their ideas in the target language.
KEY STAGE 3:
The Year 7 course provides an opportunity for students to develop their written and oral communication. Students acquire a sound foundation of grammar to enable them to express themselves with increasing independence and confidence. Students apply and develop language learning skills they have learnt in primary school.
|Greetings and classroom instructions||Talking about your home & where you live|
|Describing yourself and others||Likes, dislikes & hobbies|
|Saying what you do in your free time||The alphabet|
|Present tense of regular and irregular verbs||Numbers|
The year 8 course extends the skills developed in year 7 and students to learn to express themselves using different tenses
|Shops / food||Present tense (reinforcement)|
|School life||Future tense|
|Holidays||Introduction of the past tense|
|Daily routine||Use of connectives and time markers|
The students build on their knowledge of grammar and apply language acquired to talk about the following topics:
|Media (TV/films/technology)||Present tense/near future tense (reinforcement)|
|Health and healthy living||Past tense (preterit and imperfect tenses)|
|Work and future plans||Simple future|
|School life and options||Complex sentences|
KEY STAGE 4
Students follow the Edexcel syllabus in French/Spanish. Over the two years they complete 4 controlled assessments (2 orals and 2 writings) and a final exam in Year 11 of Listening and Reading papers.
KEY STAGE 5
Students follow the Edexcel syllabus in French. Existing skills are further developed and more sophisticated language structures are taught and used . They will become more independent in their learning and will explore areas which interest them most.
Trips and Visits
2012: Year 9 and 10 Trip to Barcelona, Spain
2014: Year 9 and 10 Trip to Andalucía, Spain
2015: Year 9 and 10 Trip to Madrid, Spain